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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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Top 10 Most Annoying Speaker Habits

Want to immediately increase your credibility? Connect with your audience? Achieve results? If so, read this article recently published in Speaker Magazine – Top 10 Most Annoying Speaker Habits by Eric Romero. Romero describes pet peeves that trip up even … Continue reading

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Presentations & Visual Aids: It’s show and tell

Most presenters find that using some sort of visual aid helps them to engage their audience. Some people, however, make the mistake of leaning too heavily on their visual aids. Doing so detracts from their speech and distracts the audience.  … Continue reading

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Top Blog Posts

In case you missed them, here are the top 3 most popular posts over the past 30 days. Please share your insights… Speaker be-Aware: Speaking in the 21st Century Engage Your Audience with Pecha Kucha Speaker Tips to Help Set … Continue reading

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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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Speaker be-Aware – Speaking in the 21st Century

In Part 1 Speaker be-Aware- the ABC’s of presenting, I reflected on Daniel Pink’s new book “To Sell is Human.” Pink suggests that the time-honored ABC’s of selling – Always Be Closing – have evolved and introduces their contemporary counterparts: Attunement, … Continue reading

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SpeakerByte #58: Focus on Intention NOT Precision

After investing the time and energy to clarify and organize your message, it can be tempting to want to be precise in what you say; wanting to use the exact words or phrases you agonized over when crafting your message.  … Continue reading

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