Upgrade Your Style for the Stage with Anne Morrissey

Speaker Launcher

The difference between wearing clothes and being dressed. Besides being a Personal Stylist, Anne is also a sought-after Speaker, a Corporate Trainer, and Author. Today we are talking with Anne Morrissey about style and how to present our best selves on stage. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, Anne is with us to share some of her ideas on how to make what we wear translate into a much better presentation for our audience. With 12 years of […].

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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. One of her secrets to success was expressed in this sentence: "I don't believe in motivation; I believe in commitment." This was a new concept for me, but I totally get it.

2011 189
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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. One of her secrets to success was expressed in this sentence: "I don't believe in motivation; I believe in commitment." This was a new concept for me, but I totally get it.

2011 125

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. Download audio here. Last night on Twitter, Bert mentioned making Coq au Vin for the first time and forgetting to ask the butcher to cut up the whole chicken required for the recipe.

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. Last night on Twitter, Bert mentioned making Coq au Vin for the first time and forgetting to ask the butcher to cut up the whole chicken required for the recipe.

2010 100

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

I'm going to start this post with the shocking lack of attention I see every day to professional image: clothes that don't fit; an e-mail full of typos; disheveled hair; a website that looks like it was built by a 5-year-old; a voice mail message spoken so fast, I can't understand the phone number; a week or more response time to a phone message. Do your clothes fit properly ? All with a shift in the color and shape of their clothing, makeup and hair.

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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

Planning a Presentation? Make Sure Your Back-Up Plan Really Covers Your Back

DeFinis Communications

Rita Williams, one of our top trainers, has a travel story to trump all others. Before the flight took off she called her husband and explained her dilemma—that she would arrive in DC after hours with no business clothes to wear the next day and no place to shop. She was absolutely stunned to see these beautiful clothes ready to wear to her presentation the following morning.

2013 190

Preparation – your key to confident public speaking

Pivotal Public Speaking

Wear the clothes you will wear so you know what works best and how to cope with the outfit. Bronwyn Ritchie If you want to include this article in your publication, please do, but please include the following information with it: Bronwyn Ritchie is a professional librarian, writer, award-winning speaker and trainer. One of the most powerful sources of confidence in public speaking is knowing that you are prepared.

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

I'm going to start this post with the shocking lack of attention I see every day to professional image: clothes that don't fit; an e-mail full of typos; disheveled hair; a website that looks like it was built by a 5-year-old; a voice mail message spoken so fast, I can't understand the phone number; a week or more response time to a phone message. Do your clothes fit properly ? All with a shift in the color and shape of their clothing, makeup and hair.

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Planning a Presentation? Make Sure Your Back-Up Plan Really Covers Your Back

DeFinis Communications

Rita Williams, one of our top trainers, has a travel story to trump all others. Before the flight took off she called her husband and explained her dilemma—that she would arrive in DC after hours with no business clothes to wear the next day and no place to shop. She was absolutely stunned to see these beautiful clothes ready to wear to her presentation the following morning.

2013 136

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

Speak Schmeak

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. The BBC America show " Mary Queen of Shops " has brilliant lessons for anyone in business, from retailers, who the show focuses on, to speakers, coaches, consultants and anyone who is serving customers and clients.

2009 100

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

Speak Schmeak

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. The BBC America show " Mary Queen of Shops " has brilliant lessons for anyone in business, from retailers, who the show focuses on, to speakers, coaches, consultants and anyone who is serving customers and clients.

2009 100

Speaking With Eyes

The Arrowood Curve

Andreassi ) To avoid pinning your eyes open with clothes pins, train yourself to maintain open eyes in key moments. (I I know a wonderful communication trainer, Michael Grinder , who has trained himself to keep his eyes open for more than 30 minutes at a time.) I was a theater major in college. I quickly learned that there is a stigma that accompanies this.

2008 40

12 ways to get the most out of a speaking or presentation training session

The Eloquent Woman

If you're the only trainee, your special needs or issues may be the basis for the training--or an area in which your trainer isn't expert, so clue her in early. At a minimum, you'll get to experience what it means to be in the shoes (and clothes) you chose. Don't just share with the trainer, share with your fellow participants, if you're in a group training. I'll be leading the "Good on Your Feet" workshop on dynamic speaking skills next week--you have signed up, haven't you?--and

Joke Contest Results — Creative Business

Humor Power

It’s time for the results of our December Joke Contest. The theme for the contest is Creative Business. The challenge was to combine two unlikely businesses under the same roof and come up with a name for the new business. . New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month. Here are the top lines for the December contest. ** FIRST PLACE **. Security Devices. Bird Habitats. Specialty Cheese: Locks Nests Muenster. Scott Tredwell, Advance, North Carolina. ** SECOND PLACE **.

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. She travels nationally as a highly-rated conference speaker, trainer and coach. Happy Monday! I got up and dressed early for a meeting, and now the meeting's been cancelled. What's ironic about this is that I try to avoid scheduling Monday morning meetings, for the obvious reason that it's Monday morning. I made an exception for this one, and now here I am, showered and dressed, with no place to go!

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Fact & fiction about body language 1: Folded arms, defensiveness and the Mehrabian myth

Max Atkinson

The trouble is that many trainers seem all too ready to accept and propagate a more rigid doctrine, in which things like folded arms are assigned a single, unambiguous and unvarying meaning in all situations. Nor, on the several occasions when I have asked lecturers or trainers who have presented it unquestioningly as ‘fact’, has any of them ever been able to cite the source, or to provide any further details about the original study.

Everything I Know About Presentations, I Learned in Theatre School

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Like your clothes, they provide context and framing for your message. I keep saying this , but here it is again: clothes are costumes, and costumes are powerful symbols. Whether you’re speaking to six of your colleagues or 600 strangers, your clothes matter. People are looking at you for a while–even if they don’t process your clothes consciously, they’ll do so in the background cycles of their brain.

2007 50

The Big Bad Word

Executive Speech Coach

In Shakespeare's time, "stuff" meant woven cloth—"such stuff as dreams are made on." Patricia Fripp © 2009, www.fripp.com, pfripp@ix.netcom.com (415) 753-6556 Executive Speech Coach, Sales Presentation Skills Trainer, Award-Winning Keynote Speaker. Are You Guilty? The Unconscious Goof that Can Hurt Your Credibility by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE Fifteen times in a thirteen-minute period. That's how often Steve Forbes, President and CEO of Forbes Inc.

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Power Presentations Tip 37: Start with the Right Picture

Executive Speech Coach

George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer. The prop could be a part of your clothing or costume. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.

2010 48

Picture Your Audience in Their Underwear

Executive Speech Coach

George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer. In this case the naked doesn’t mean without clothes. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.

2010 45

Power Presentations Tip 40: Speaking Without Notes

Executive Speech Coach

George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer. a special gift, a piece of clothing, a favourite toy. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.