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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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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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