Author Archives: Stephanie M. Scotti

Avoid the Curse of Punxsutawney Phil

Do you find that every time you are asked to give a presentation you “relive” the same fear over and over again? You don’t have to live the life of Punxsutawney Phil! Fear of speaking in public still ranks as one of … Continue reading

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In The Red Zone & Ready To Score

In football, no matter how well you’re playing the rest of the game, it’s what happens when you’re in the red zone – those last 20 yards to the goal line – that’s essential to punching it in for the … Continue reading

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SpeakerByte #63: Take the 15-Minute Test

If you want relevant and actionable feedback when rehearsing your next presentation ask your listeners, “If I only have 15 minutes to make changes, what would you suggest I do differently?” Ask for specifics. With this approach you can distinguish … Continue reading

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SpeakerToolbox: Score the State of the Union Address

  President Obama will step up to give the State of the Union Address tomorrow evening — talk about a high stakes presentation!  This event challenges us once again to be attentive to both what is said and how it is expressed. What type … Continue reading

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7 Of My Favorite Presentation Tools

A few years back (October 2010, to be exact) I published two posts describing my favorite presentation resources. In reviewing the posts, I happily found those same tools to still be relevant today. So, here are ‘my favs’ – with … Continue reading

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SpeakerQuote: Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.” Martin Luther King, Jr. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of unity, equality, and judging our fellow Americans by who they are … Continue reading

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Going Live: Tips for First Time Corporate Speakers

Recently published on SmartBriefs…8 tips for first time corporate speakers. You’ve been asked to speak at an upcoming business meeting and have learned that some important people will be in the audience. There is a lot riding on this. And … Continue reading

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