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Jun 26, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Stay in Your Line


When on stage, there’s pressure to have all the answers — to be the expert. And when we’re talking about the area of our expertise.


What do we do we aren’t the expert though?


There’s a lot of power in saying, “I don’t know. I’ll get back to you.”


Know what you...

Jun 18, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Mine Social Media for Stories


We talk a lot about the importance of storytelling in talks. And I’m sure many of us have seen speakers who have a story for everything. How do you do that?


Review your social media. We tell stories throughout our day on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a variety of...

Jun 12, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Practice Breathing


Breathing is, of course, an essential step in speaking. After all, it's how we make sounds. But it's more than that.


Getting adequate air into our lungs calms us down. It helps us counter act the nerves many speakers experience. It ensures our brain has the oxygen it needs to stay on...

Jun 5, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Cross the Screw It Line


We can prepare and prepare all we want, but at a certain point before a talk, we’ve done all that we can do.


The anxiety we may feel in going out on stage is less helpful on stage.


There comes a point, where we just have to say to ourselves, “Screw it.” (Or a less family...