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Jul 31, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Fuel your body properly

 

Our bodies react differently to different foods, and to maximize our performance, we need to consume the appropriate fuel for the results we want.

 

That means, first of all, hydrate. That was also the very first tip in the very first episode of 2-Minute Talk Tips. But it goes...


Jul 23, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Just put yourself out there

 

Getting past intense nerves can be challenging, but there comes a point where you just have to do it. Just acknowledge your nerves and stage fright and do it anyway. If things don’t go well, the world won’t end, and (for most of us) no one will die. So just get up on...


Jul 17, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Slides must help the audience, not the presenter

 

One reason folks audibly groan when they think about PowerPoint is that too many speakers use the slides to help them get through their presentation rather than to help the audience understand what’s happening.

 

We use them too often to:

 

  • Help us...


Jul 11, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Be Vulnerable

 

When you open up and share your story with an audience, it gives them an opportunity to connect with you on a deeper, emotional level. When you establish that connection with them, they listen more closely, relate to you better, and are more likely to retain your message or execute your...


Jul 3, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Tell Your Personal Truth

 

To be effective as a speaker on the big stage, you have to be able to tell your truth. That means you have to know what it is. This may take some personal work to understand what you are passionate about — what you truly believe.

 

Where it really pays off is in the connection...