Mar 26, 2019
Live everyday to create a presence that has presence when you're not present.
As a speaker, in order for your message to have impact, it has to be something that sticks with your audience when you are not there. You can do that by being a powerful, memorable speaker.
Mar 19, 2019
When you need a title for your talk, take a lesson from all those click-bait titles you see on Facebook and other social platforms. Make it short, compelling, and maybe a little edgy.
When you promise a talk with the "5 Secrets to Successful Penguin Petting," you also have...
Mar 12, 2019
After winning or losing a big sale in a store there's tendency to brag or vent to colleagues around a literal or metaphorical water cooler. It happens after a big talk, too. We celebrate the brilliance or decry the stupidity of an audience.
It's not effective....
Mar 5, 2019
To be successful, there is no substitution for preparation. Practice. Rehearse. Prepare. And then practice some more.
When you see speakers who make it look easy -- who effortlessly string together words and phrases and jokes and more -- it's usually not off the cuff. It's because they've...