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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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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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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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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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SpeakerToolbox: Every kid needs a champion…a TedTalk

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” This TED Talk is a rousing call to educators to … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Take Your Audience From “Listener” to “Ally”

Would  you like to have an audience who is engaged by what you have to say? Listeners who are ready to join your team or moved to take action? Don’t just settle for a room full of listeners. Shoot for … Continue reading

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Questions? Not Just for the End of the Presentation

A daylong conference is often filled with long speeches, big meals, and a sprinkling of breaks.  Guaranteed, there will be times when the audience drifts away from being completely attentive.  In fact, recent research tells us that day dreaming occurs … Continue reading

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