THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

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Tough-Crowd

How to Speak to a Crowd as Tough as Congress

Before President Barack Obama stepped onto stage during the 2014 State of the Union Address, he already knew he was facing a tough crowd: th... »

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11 Deadly Presentation Sins

A couple of years ago, I had the misfortune to attend the worst presentation of my life. The speaker made every mistake in the book: He star... »

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Be a Master of Ceremonies

Speakers can enhance their value to clients by serving as a master of ceremonies, or emcee. I remember when I spoke at a broadcasting confer... »

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4 Levels of Evaluation That Impact Your Business Bottom Line

Rick was not a professional speaker. And it showed. The squinting audience needed binoculars to read his crowded, disorganized PowerPoint®. ... »

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How to Stay Out of Speaker Theft Jail

Was I Guilty? Had I Committed The Ultimate Speakers’ Crime? I had my chance to “give back” to the profession with a breakout presentation at... »

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Don’t Let Your Clients Suffer From Post Terrible Speaker Disorder

Getting outrageous demands from a client? Your client may be suffering from Post Terrible Speaker Disorder! Symptoms include: Unreasonable d... »

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Content Trumps Everything

I asked a number of speakers what criteria they believe are most important when it comes to winning keynote opportunities. Typical comments ... »

made-to-order

Happy Meals or Happy Tales: Serve Up Stories Made to Order

A Systematic Approach for Serving Up Stores Made to Order Look, I get it. As speakers, it’s drilled into us. “You must have great, unforgett... »

Flat to Fabulous: How to Put More Character in Your Characters

Flat to Fabulous: How to Put More Character in Your Characters

Come follow me past Critter’s Creek, to the tiny town of which I speak, about a mile and a hair past anywhere you’ve been. Welcome to Prides... »

going-international

10 Tips for Going International

Are you an international speaker? Actually, this is a trick question. You most certainly are an international speaker, even if you do not de... »

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