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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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Speaker be-Aware — the ABC’s of presenting

A client recently urged me to read Daniel Pink’s new book, “To Sell is Human” (Thank you, Rich!). In this work, Pink describes the changing nature of sales, and a shift in the balance of power from buyer beware to … Continue reading

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Don’t Overlook the Introduction!

The presentation gets all the attention – you spend hours honing the message, preparing the power point and practicing. You do not worry about how you are going to be introduced because it’s not your job. Or is it? How … Continue reading

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Improve Your Delivery Through Self-Assessment

One of the easiest and most affordable methods to step up how you “express” yourself is also one of the least utilized tools: the video camera! I know… I know!  Watching yourself on video can be incredibly painful and awkward. … Continue reading

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SpeakerQuestion: How do I effectively present my ideas to upper management?

No matter whom you communicate to, the objective is to share information in a way that makes it easy for your listener to understand and take action. If you are not sure what they need to know, ask!  If you … Continue reading

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SpeakerToolbox: Ask for Constructive Feedback

Feedback is the breakfast of champions, providing  the insight that will allow you to be confident, heard and inspiring when you step up to speak. To ensure all feedback is constructive follow the S.M.A.R.T principles described in the SpeakerToolbox: Giving Constructive Feedback

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Practice Makes Imperfect: 5 tips for soliciting constructive feedback

“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”  “. . . Practice, practice, practice?” Or so we’ve been told. But for business leaders preparing for a game-changing main stage presentation like a new product launch, analyst meeting or a keynote, I’d like to … Continue reading

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