August, 2019

A lesson from Dubrovnik

Manner of Speaking

My wife, Julie and I recently went for a vacation in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Wonderful people, beautiful scenery, fascinating history. If you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend it.

2019 204

It's not fair

Speak Schmeak

2019 176

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How to Save Your Presentation When Your Mind Goes Blank

Presentation Guru

Have you ever been in the middle of a great presentation and all of a sudden your mind went completely blank about the next part of your presentation?

2019 108

What Does Your Dream Business Look Like?

Speaker Launcher

Having been working toward my dream business for nearly 30 years, it’s something that I think about often. How often do you reflect on that question? When was the last time you really sat down to think about what your perfect day would look like tomorrow? A year from now? 5 years from now?

2019 97

New Rules for Authentic Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

It’s time we made new rules for public speaking, specifically new rules for authentic public speaking. Today I’m rewriting the old rules for public speaking. You know, those old rules that don’t really help speakers be authentic or even be comfortable. Rules like don’t put your hands in your pockets, don’t tell them you are […]. The post New Rules for Authentic Public Speaking appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

2019 116

The Top 5 Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

Duarte Blog

We all know what it’s like to sit through a bad presentation. We can easily spot the flaws — too long, too boring, indecipherable, what have you — when we watch others speak. The thing is, when we take the stage ourselves, many of us fall into the same presentation mistakes. Here are five of [.]

2019 79

Things that public speakers don’t need on stage

Manner of Speaking

When you deliver a speech or presentation, there are several things you do not need to bring on stage: – Your cell phone – Coins in your pocket – Keys in your pocket – Anything that can jingle in your … Continue reading → The post Things that public speakers don’t need on stage appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Delivery Preparation audience coins in the pocket jingle Presentation public speaking

2019 176

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The Best Way to Use Eye Contact When Speaking in Public

Presentation Guru

One challenge that many public speakers face is making eye contact. You might think something so natural as eye contact should come easily… and you probably don’t give it a second thought most of the time.

Feeling Stuck? Remember Your Resilience!

Speaker Launcher

On my way to the cottage last week, I was binge-listening podcasts. With 3 hours in the car, you want to make it productive, right? I stumbled across Marie Forleo’s speech “Everything is Figureoutable” on Super Soul Sundays with Oprah, so I gave it a listen on the drive.

2019 96

Now Rhoda and Mary Are Back Together Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Wasn't the "Mary Tyler Moore" show the template for all future programming about how women can be friends, not rivals for men? The latest wrinkle on that prototype is the offbeat "Good Girls."

2019 72

Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse

Duarte Blog

Meeting hosts often think that presenting to a room full of people is the best way to share ideas. Westerners in particular, with their Greco-Roman oratorical roots (think Aristotle and Cicero), tend to craft a verbal case and then declare their views to the audience.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 318) – Ronald Reagan

Manner of Speaking

“I learned [during my time as a radio broadcaster] the fundamental rule of public speaking. Whether on the radio, on television or to a live crowd, talk to your audience, not over their heads or through them. Just use normal … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 318) – Ronald Reagan appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Ronald Reagan

2019 137

Claim the Stage podcast interview with Angela Lussier

Speak Schmeak

Listen in on my conversation with Angela Lussier about ditching perfection and creating connection as a speaker! Authenticity Interviews Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Quick Fixes

2019 141

Have You Heard the One About the Public Speaker Who Tried Comedy?

Presentation Guru

23.04.2019, 7:32pm. It’s show time soon! The nerves are kicking in. The butterflies are fluttering around. Why do I do this to myself? Why did I become a stand-up comedian? I ask myself this every time. The simple answer: I love it and I’m hooked.…

2019 71

4 Surefire Ways to Build Your Marketing List (and a Few Do’s and Don’ts)

Speaker Launcher

Having direct conversations with both your existing and potential customers is still one of the best ways to grow your business. That’s why one of the most important marketing aspects of any business, including a speaking business, is to build your marketing list.

2019 94

What you don't say

The Communication Blog

Here is a good example of what you don't say speaking louder than what you do say. A perfect classroom example: [link] [link]. classroom example DeSantis glbtq what you don't say

2019 100

How to Effectively Present to Senior Executives

Duarte Blog

Senior executives are one of the toughest crowds you’ll face as a presenter. They’re incredibly impatient because their schedules are jam-packed—and they have to make lots of high-stakes decisions, often with little time to weigh options.

Lessons from Senegal – Part 2

Manner of Speaking

Teranga. It is the word that best represents the values at the heart of society in Senegal. During my trip to Dakar, I experienced it on a daily basis. There is no direct translation of teranga in English. “Hospitality” comes close … Continue reading → The post Lessons from Senegal – Part 2 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Audience Anthony Bourdain audience Pierre Tham Presentation public speaking Senegal teranga

2019 128

She nailed it!

Speak Schmeak

I started working with a client last month who was tapped to give a presentation at a leadership conference within her industry. The audience was made up of younger versions of herself (don't you wish you could always speak to younger versions of yourself?),

2019 130

How to Start Digitizing Your Supply Chain Management


New technological innovations are disrupting every major business sector, and every business process out there. Supply chain management is no exception.

2019 69

A Common Behaviour That May Stunt Your Business Growth

Speaker Launcher

Today I want to talk about a common behavior that many business owners, including all of you speakers, run into. It involves having too many balls in the air. You know – too many projects, launches or other initiatives at the same time.

2019 92

Interpersonal Skills

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting and relevant article on the importance of interpersonal skills, especially in the workplace. link] [link]. communication in the workplace interpersonal skills workplace skills

2019 100

How to… Win at Conferences

Presentation Guru

In this edition of ‘How to…’ we’re going to take a bit of different approach and talk about the wider context of your presentation. What do I mean by this? In business, there are three typical types of presentations: Private, within organizations.

2019 67

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 316) – Seth Godin

Manner of Speaking

“The idea of marketing is this: Do you have a story that’s worth telling? Are there people who need to hear it and who want to hear it? And is it true? That’s marketing.“ “ — Seth Godin. The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 316) – Seth Godin appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers marketing public speaking quotes Seth Godin

2019 122

Building Your Nest On The Cheap - Glass City Furniture, Toledo, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Nesting. That's the ultimate source of physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort.    The good news in Toledo, Ohio, is that those in the area can build their nest on the cheap. There's the unique used furniture store Glass City. 

2019 65

9 Presentation Styles of the Enneagram Model


Enneagram is a model of the human psyche. It is used for explaining what is considered as the nine interconnected personality types.

2019 63

Delivering the Epic Keynote with Joel Weldon

Speaker Launcher

The most important part of being a speaker is your keynote! It will make or break you in this business, so you want to construct and deliver an epic speech every single time you hit the platform.

Presence: You Play Like You Practice


This summer I had the pleasure of looking out through the mist at the magnificent Na Pali coast on the island of Kauai. The lookout point was unusually quiet and devoid of other tourists, probably because of the rainy weather, and the vista with a veil of light fog was stunning.

2019 60

How Great Presentations Can Help to Recruit Top Talent

Presentation Guru

In 2018, the U.S. Labor Department reported an impressive 6.6 million job openings. Given these figures, it’s not surprising at all that the talent shortage is one of the major problems employers face in 2019, and that the hiring process is even more challenging for small and mid-sized businesses.…

2019 64

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 317) – Richard Powers

Manner of Speaking

“The best arguments in the world won’t change a person’s mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.“ “ — Richard Powers Photo courtesy of The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 317) – Richard Powers appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Richard Powers Story storytelling

2019 117

Death of Saoirse Kennedy Hill - Only a Kennedy Understands Burden of Being a Kennedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was in summer that John F. Kennedy Jr.'s 's plane went into a death spiral. And before that it was summer when Ted Kennedy's Chappaquiddick car accident resulted in the tragic death of a former aide and ended his presidential ambitions.

2019 65

Managerial Guide to After Action Review (AAR)


Business mistakes are costly – most leaders know that. But few take proactive steps to investigate the root cause and establish corrective measures while the project is still on track. Indeed, most investigations are often done post mortem – when the deed is done, and nothing can be changed per se.

2019 56

Picking your Lane, and Reinventing with Joe Calloway

Speaker Launcher

We are always talking about picking a lane, but how do you know when it’s time to change lanes? On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome back world class speaker, author, Speaker Hall of Fame inductee and great friend of mine, Joe Calloway.

2019 79

Public Speaking Hacks: How to Speak with Authority


Being a leader means being someone that people listen to. It means having a voice, both literally and figuratively, that inspires and motivates people to take action. Why is this important? Because all businesses, no matter the industry or vertical, are dependent on how consumers perceive them.

2019 72

Introduction to Tell Your Story: How to write memoirs and autobiographies

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In this post we have the contents from, and introduction to, Tell Your Story: How to Write Memoirs and Autobiographies. Here is what is in the book: Contents Introduction 1 / Memoir versus Autobiography 2 / The Writing Process 3 / Before You … Continue reading →

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4 quick use-now ideas to get action from your follow-up emails

SpeakerSue Says...

Follow-up emails fail for lots of reasons. Here are four: 1. The prospect is busy and you aren’t their priority. Seriously, it may be nothing more evil than that.). The proposal you sent sucks. It wasn’t aligned with their vision, it didn’t create distinction, It’s a losing proposal. They really aren’t interested in your offer. You haven’t given them a compelling reason to respond. What can you do to get action from your follow-up?

Shasha Obama's New World - The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Ann Arbor used to be a "company town." " Its branding was all about the University of Michigan. The branding attributes were research, higher education, and football.    However, other "industries" have been diversifying that company town.