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Posted: October 12, 2018

Speakers: is there a risk of going too deep into a topic?

Speakers: is there a risk of going too deep into a topic?

The easy answer is YES! A few years ago, I sat in a lecture on the materials used for dental fillings. The speaker got into the chemical compounds of each material, how they half-life of certain molecules interfered with blah blah blah… and as I looked around, no one could follow this speaker, nor knew what to do with the information.

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Posted: October 5, 2018

Is the significance of your presentation defined by quality or quantity?

Is the significance of your presentation defined by quality or quantity?

Earlier this summer I was coming out of a session at SCN (Speaking Consulting Network) and overheard someone saying, “my brain hurts!”.  It turns out that this is an actual phenomenon.  Our little 3-pound brain burns through energy when we are learning and there comes a point when we can sustain that level of energy.

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Posted: August 31, 2018

Empower your audience – they really only want one thing from you!

Empower your audience – they really only want one thing from you!

Synonyms for CLARITY include:

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Posted: August 24, 2018

“I just want them to know all this stuff is out there”

“I just want them to know all this stuff is out there”

One of my clients is a brilliant doctor. She is at the forefront of her area of expertise and keeps current with all the published research.

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Posted: August 17, 2018

3 essential questions to deliver clarity to your audience

3 essential questions to deliver clarity to your audience

I love seeing good speakers. I look forward to the entertaining or inspiring stories, the humor and drama, and the fascinating research people share.

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Posted: August 10, 2018

How does your brain decide what is significant?

How does your brain decide what is significant?

How does your brain decide what is significant?

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Posted: July 27, 2018

The phrase you should NEVER say

The phrase you should NEVER say

As soon as I hear someone say, “All you have to do is…” I cringe. All I know is that is going to lead me to ripping my hair out in utter frustration!

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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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