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Posted: July 20, 2018

Can webinars be used successfully?

Can webinars be used successfully?

As webinars grow in popularity, I often wonder whether there is any way to ensure the audience is even listening… are we just too distracted to pay attention?

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Posted: July 13, 2018

Masterfully using the Five Ws and a How

Masterfully using the Five Ws and a How

Have you ever watched this video of the dad asking his kids to show him how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDA3_5982h8

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Posted: July 6, 2018

Does your audience know what they are supposed to do now?

Does your audience know what they are supposed to do now?

Have you ever sat through a presentation and thought, “Fascinating. But now what?” The content was great, the stories were compelling, and the argument sound, but what do I do with all of that new information?

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Posted: June 29, 2018

Which is Worse: No One Shows Up For Your Lecture Or No One Listens?

Which is Worse: No One Shows Up For Your Lecture Or No One Listens?

I’m not sure which is a worse scenario for a speaker, having no one show up, or having no one listen.

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Posted: June 22, 2018

Are you this brave?

Are You This Brave?

Their mistakes are your treasure.

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Posted: June 15, 2018

Speakers: You Should Be a Fortune Teller!

Speakers: You should be a fortune teller!

Do you agree or disagree with this statement? “I ultimately want my audience to do something new as a result of my lecture.”

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Posted: June 8, 2018

Your mistakes may be the most significant thing you share

Your mistakes may be the most significant thing you share

When I wrote my book, Formulate A Winning Presentation, I interviewed 10 expert speakers. One of the questions I asked them was, “What do you wish you knew when you started that you know now?”. Every single one of them shared some mistake they had made, or a mistaken belief that held them back.

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Posted: May 25, 2018

Speakers: I Dare you to Cut your Content!

Speakers: I dare you to cut your content!

One of the most powerful moments as a coach is when I get the call after someone has sorted out all the notecards I have them make and they say, “WOW, it is so much clearer now!”

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Posted: May 18, 2018

Nothing you say will matter until you tell them why

Nothing you say will matter until you tell them why

Simon Sinek says that if you want people to take action, you must start with “why” before you get into the “how” and the “what”.

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Posted: May 11, 2018

What’s the secret to being influential from the podium?

What’s the secret to being influential from the podium?

Standing at the podium is a privilege. Truly! The people in our audience have given something of value to be there, be it their time, money, or things they said “no” to for your talk. They are hoping we will have some magical key that will improve their lives. In reality, the best we can hope for is to have some positive influence.

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