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How to Prepare for Curveballs During Your Presentation

How to Prepare for Curveballs During Your Presentation

Sometimes, all the practice in the world can’t prepare you for the unexpected hiccups you may encounter while delivering your next presentat... »

Speaker’s Toolkit: Habits of Highly Effective Speakers

Speaker’s Toolkit: Habits of Highly Effective Speakers

Listen to Jim Tunney, CSP, CPAE, Joel Block, CSP, and Karl Mecklenburg, CSP, share their best Speaker Toolkit strategies for the the October... »

How to be an Effective Auctioneer

How to be an Effective Auctioneer

And the winner is… Perhaps this has happened to you. A client reaches out and asks if you can do just one more thing for them while yo... »

6 Tips From Richard Branson on Overcoming Pre-Speech Jitters

6 Tips From Richard Branson on Overcoming Pre-Speech Jitters

Want to know a secret? Even billionaires get stage fright. Just ask Sir Richard Branson, entrepreneur extraordinaire. Branson’s dislike of p... »

Make art’s permed master of “happy little trees” your personal hero

Make art’s permed master of “happy little trees” your personal hero

Speaking in front of crowds is nerve-racking. The truth is, instead of doing a speech, most people would rather take a test they didn’t stud... »

Celebrity Speakers Series

Celebrity Speakers Series

Celebrity isn’t a vain pursuit. And it isn’t always about fame. It’s about name recognition–recognition that can lead to easier, bette... »

baseball

The 5 Most Inspiring Speeches in Sports History

Whether to rally teammates, announce a retirement decision, celebrate a victory or mourn a loss, here are five of the most inspiring and mov... »

Put an Innovative Spin on the Ordinary and Separate Yourself from the Competition

Put an Innovative Spin on the Ordinary and Separate Yourself from the Competition

You know the drill. There are thousands of speakers with the same core purpose: motivate, educate and/or inspire. You already have the passi... »

6 Steps to Writing an Hour Speech in 48 Hours

6 Steps to Writing an Hour Speech in 48 Hours

So, you’ve got to give a presentation and you do what most people do—procrastinate. Right? I’m a professional speaker and that means I’m a p... »

The Power of the Pie: How to Build a Business Even If You’re Not an Expert

The Power of the Pie: How to Build a Business Even If You’re Not an Expert

Since attending my first NSA workshop in 1995 in St. Louis, I’ve heard a common theme screaming down from the heavens. Maybe not quite the h... »

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