Your Invisible Anchor: 6 Steps to Inspire Action

Everyone has heard of Pavlov’s dogs. He showed a dog a steak and rang a bell at the same time. The dog salivated. After a few times of repea... »


Tips to Stop Using the “F Word”

Have you ever been asked by a local association to do a FREE speaking gig? Of course you have. Many times associations offer that powerful a... »


What it Takes to Be Perceived as Powerful on the Platform

Brian Palmer, the president of the National Speakers Bureau (NSB), is a long-time supporter of NSA, as was his father the legendary John Pal... »


Powerful Presence: What You Deliver Beyond Your Words

Have you ever watched yourself on video with the sound off? What is your body saying? What about when you walk on- and off-stage: When you t... »


5 Times When ‘Faking It’ is Better Than Authenticity

There have been times when I have put on an act for my clients and audiences. And, contrary to the conventional NSA wisdom about always bein... »


Don’t Be Caught Tailoring Your Presentation with These 5 Tricks

When you tailor your presentation to a particular audience, you not only prove your professionalism in understanding them and their needs, y... »

Seated Ovations: How to Measure Your Presentation’s Success

Seated Ovations: How to Measure Your Presentation’s Success

Who doesn’t like to receive a standing ovation? It’s the ultimate conclusion to a terrific presentation. It is validation. It is (for those ... »

End With a Bang, Not a Whimper

End With a Bang, Not a Whimper

Even the most polished, experienced speakers can have a bit of anxiety when it comes to the Q&A period. Is an audience member going to a... »

Change the Way You Talk About Change

Change the Way You Talk About Change

We’ve all heard, if not done it ourselves; we give our audiences a few ideas and stories about thinking, being, acting, and saying things be... »


12 Tips for Becoming a Global Speaker

As a speaker who has worked on six continents, I’m often asked, “How can I expand my business beyond my native country borders?” Be prepared... »

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