Category Archives: SpeakerBytes™

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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SpeakerByte #62: Wait til you see the white of their eyes

Want to set yourself apart from the crowd? Whether in a conference room, board room or main stage, turn and face your audience, greet them with a smile, and make every effort not to speak until you can see the … Continue reading

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SpeakerByte #8: Own The Room

Some presenters want to “own the stage” — but that turns them into performers not presenters. Instead, try owning the room. It’s not that hard. Simply close your eyes. Imagine the ballroom or boardroom is your living room. Think of … Continue reading

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SpeakerByte #61: Button Up

Men — want to know the secret to looking trim, confident and well dressed? Simple: button your jacket! While no one may criticize your open jacket, buttoning up enhances your credibility and presence. Just look at Jay Leno, David Letterman … Continue reading

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SpeakerByte #60: Project a Command Presence

“Atteeen–tion”!  That one word brings a platoon of soldiers into perfect formation, creating a presence that inspires respect, credibility and confidence from others. To project a command presence when you step up to speak, hold your head high, shoulders back, … Continue reading

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SpeakerByte #59: As a presenter you are in the moving business

As a presenter, your job is to move your listeners from Point A to Point B. How do you know if your move was successful? If your listeners take the desired action. How good of a “mover” are you?

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SpeakerByte #6: Commit to “Getting It” vs. Getting Through It

Is your presentation a chore, something to cross off your list and move on? Or are you committed to ensuring that your audience really “gets it?”  When you truly commit, everything clicks: you’re more authentic; eye contact increases; gestures are … Continue reading

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