Your Best New Customer Strategy For 2020: Learn How They Listen — And Use It

It doesn’t matter who you are as a seller or a buyer. We are all beholden to basic human listening behaviors. No innovation or artificial intelligence breakthrough will allow you to leap over this truth. Your best strategy for 2020 is to recognize these behaviors and leverage them to your advantage. My twelve years of speech coaching have shown me there are three key action steps to getting your message across the right way.


5 Public Speaking Tips to Exude Executive Presence (CEO World Magazine)

We all know when we see or hear someone who exudes “executive presence.” It’s not just that they exemplify good grooming or fashion sense, or even that they have highly developed intelligence or street smarts. More than that, their executive presence comes from a sense of confidence and clarity of thought. Others recognize the quality in the way the person walks and talks. It’s a kind of controlled forward momentum.


Surprising Tips For Powerful Public Speaking (Young Upstarts)

Speaking in front of a group in any business setting, whether it’s a formal presentation, a meeting or on a conference call, requires not only that you have a well-prepared message, but that you deliver it clearly. Any number of glitches can sabotage your delivery. It’s critical to recognize and address them before you find yourself in the spotlight.


5 Key Prep Tips For a Winning Presentation (Businessing)

Business presentations carry hidden traps that, with adequate preparation, can be anticipated and overcome. The good news is that, unlike many business situations that demand public speaking, such as interviews, meetings and networking, a formal presentation allows you complete control and plenty of time to prepare. But it also carries the most responsibility and the highest expectations. You’re not only responsible for setting the tone for the presentation, but you’re expected to be an expert on the subject. The biggest presentation challenges demand that you refine your message and exude a professional presence. Use these prep tips to create a winning presentation.


Why So Nervous? (Vocal Articles)

Most people shutter at the sound of the words, “public speaking”. There are countless stories of the metaphoric death by embarrassment, or at least an acknowledgment of discomfort and avoidance at all cost. What is it that causes this universal feeling of dread? Why do we get so nervous at the thought of public speaking? Is it just in our heads? Well… yes and no.


Job Interview Storytelling 101 (Vocal Articles)

Nobody loves the job interview experience. Ideally, both the interviewer and the interviewee want the interview to feel like a really good conversation. A good conversation consists of two individuals sharing their perspectives and finding a common ground. None of this can happen without a clear understanding of how to be a wonderful storyteller.


Power Strategies For Fighting Imposter Syndrome In Public Speaking

We are all familiar with imposter syndrome — that feeling of exposed inadequacy, although we really do know our stuff. Whether the potential exposure happens in front of one person or many observers, it is a public thing. And the biggest “I don’t know what I’m talking about” moments often happen when we’re public speaking. By the way, business meetings, presentations, sales calls and even job interviews are all forms of public speaking. You can see that imposter syndrome has many opportunities to sabotage you. You can do something about it.

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