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Feb 13, 2020

2-Minute Tip: Tell Stories

 

Stories are how humans connect. They form the basis of our social relationships. They’re how we share history.

 

As a speaker, one of the best ways to make sure you connect with your audience is to tell stories — and not just one. Illustrate your talk with as many stories as possible....


Dec 15, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Be Authentic and Tell Your Story

 

Across the different guests I talk with, the theme of authenticity keeps coming up in the tips. It’s similar in many of them which demonstrates just how important it is. Also interesting is how each of them brings their own angle to the concept.

 

When you tell your...


Nov 23, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Be Your True and Honest Self

 

We talk a lot about authenticity because it matters. And while it may seem daunting, it can actually make things easier. When you don’t try to fake it, you don’t waste brain cycles and energy trying to maintain a façade.

 

There are 3 questions to ask yourself when you...


Nov 3, 2019

2-Minute Tip — Connect with Your Audience

 

Before speaking, meet your audience members. In a small meeting, maybe that means greeting them as they come in to the conference room. At a larger event, that may mean mingling with attendees in the venue.

 

By meeting with some of your attendees before you speak, you start...


Oct 23, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Earn your Confidence

 

If you project confidence on stage your audience is more likely to believe you. If you are confident, you’ll feel less nervous getting up to speak.

 

Confidence doesn’t come for free, though. You have to earn it. And you earn it by doing to work — by planning, editing,...