Are you motivated or committed?

Speak Schmeak

I was reading the testimonial this weekend of a women who lost over 100 pounds and is now running marathons and getting certified to become a personal trainer. I frequently don't feel like exercising, but I get up out of my desk chair, put on those workout clothes and I go. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

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Are you motivated or committed?

Speak Schmeak

I was reading the testimonial this weekend of a women who lost over 100 pounds and is now running marathons and getting certified to become a personal trainer. I frequently don't feel like exercising, but I get up out of my desk chair, put on those workout clothes and I go. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

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Does your presentation taste as good as it looks?

Speak Schmeak

Thank you to fellow speaker and trainer Bert Decker for today's food and public speaking analogy. If all you focus on is the external, that is, your movement, gestures, voice, clothing and slides, your presentation will be nothing but an empty shell. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies General Comments Authenticity AnalogiesDownload audio here.

2010 109

Does your presentation taste as good as it looks?

Speak Schmeak

Thank you to fellow speaker and trainer Bert Decker for today's food and public speaking analogy. If all you focus on is the external, that is, your movement, gestures, voice, clothing and slides, your presentation will be nothing but an empty shell. Tags: Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies General Comments Authenticity Analogies

2010 100

Are you on fire?

Speak Schmeak

Nicole Clancy , a personal trainer, created a game show-type poster with the top ten excuses people give for not exercising. It was a great way to get us thinking about where we could improve (cleaning out the closet more frequently, making sure we're not hanging onto clothes we never wear or that don't fit, for example), without judgment or putting individuals on the spot. Quick Fixes Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks

2009 100

Are you on fire?

Speak Schmeak

Nicole Clancy , a personal trainer, created a game show-type poster with the top ten excuses people give for not exercising. It was a great way to get us thinking about where we could improve (cleaning out the closet more frequently, making sure we're not hanging onto clothes we never wear or that don't fit, for example), without judgment or putting individuals on the spot. At yesterday's referrals group meeting, everyone was on fire !

2009 100

5 Ways to spiff up your act, BBC America-style

Speak Schmeak

This is what we, as speakers, should be doing before every speaking engagement: visiting the space and researching our audience. She gives the shop a makeover , removing outdated clothing and art, painting, refurnishing and giving the space a rebirth. Mary is a consultant, a coach, an educator, a trainer and a support person. Download audio here.

2009 100

Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

I think I'll get into my workout clothes, so I'll be ready to go when it's time. I've written before about most of these mistaken beliefs about public speaking, as they are major pet peeves of mine, but please make a special note of the first one in the article. Here's what she told me in an e-mail: "I have a standing offer to all my participants: Bring me a current, scientifically credible study showing that public speaking is the #1 fear and I'll give you $100.

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