July, 2021

A Lesson from the Colosseum

Manner of Speaking

In June 2021, I took a stroll around Colosseum in Rome, Italy. I was in Rome because I had speaking engagements there and, a few days later, in Turin – my first in-person events in almost a year because of the pandemic.

Stop hiding [part 3]

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Remember last year, when no one could get their hair cut or colored professionally? There was a huge panic among women.especially around those silver roots?????????. Remember what happened? Thousands, maybe millions, of women went natural!

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Building Value and Commanding a High Fee with Waldo Waldman

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Thinking about raising your fees? Join me to hear Lt Col Waldo Waldman share his strategies on how you can command a higher fee. The post Building Value and Commanding a High Fee with Waldo Waldman appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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7 Reasons How Great Marketing Presentations Can Upscale Your Business

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The sole purpose of marketing for any company is to advocate its products and services to raise brand awareness and generate sales. This task can never be accomplished with dull demonstrations.

No such thing as an intelligent theist

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I have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as an intelligent theist. And I am not just talking fundamentalists. I am talking about anybody who believes in God, heaven and/or hell. In fact, I am not … Continue reading →

How To Get (And Keep) Others Committed To Change

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When Graham Weston came up with the idea to move Rackspace’s headquarters to the once-thriving but empty Windsor Park Mall in a struggling area of San Antonio, he was thrilled at the possibility of breathing life back into his hometown and attracting new talent.

A Lesson from the Colosseum

Manner of Speaking

In June 2021, I took a stroll around Colosseum in Rome, Italy. I was in Rome because I had speaking engagements there and, a few days later, in Turin – my first in-person events in almost a year because of the pandemic.

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Listen to hear Ravi Abuvala talk about how he scaled 2, 7-figure businesses with less than $1,000 of his own capital in just over a year! The post Systems for Generating Leads with Ravi Abuvala appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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5 PowerPoint Design Principles to Make Your Presentations Stand Out

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How do you look at your presentation – as just a fancy list or a great story that has the power to change the preconceived notions and perceptions of the audience?

A Quick Way to Zap Performance Anxiety

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Once I was on stage feeling just great, about to sing a well-rehearsed song. Then I put my hand to my heart and felt it pounding in my chest. I was amazed to find that I was nervous and panicked. I was experiencing performance anxiety.

Golden Ratio: What is and How it can be used in Design

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What makes something beautiful? Could there be a formula for beauty, and is it possible to calculate the possibility of designing a beautiful building, painting, or digital art? It turns out there is a way to calculate all these things using the Golden Ratio (1.618).

Two Japanese Words for Public Speakers

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I love the Japanese culture and hope to visit Japan one day. It is a country with a rich heritage. I especially appreciate the ability of the Japanese to find beauty in simplicity and removing what is unnecessary. Japanese is an incredibly intricate language.

Stop hiding [part 2]

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"Forgive the no-makeup face!" Please don’t judge the 'fresh face.'" "Ignore the no-makeup morning face." Forgive the 'I work from home' messy bun and lack of makeup." Have you apologized for your appearance on social media? This is a picture I deleted the other day instead of posting.

3 Steps to Booking High Fee Speaking Engagements

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If you are a public speaker who wants to take things up a notch or two so you can book more high fee speaking engagements; then this article is for you! Let me share three critical elements that all professional speakers booking high fee speaking gigs are doing.

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6 Ways to Crush Your Remote Sales Presentations

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As a salesperson, you must be used to giving presentations. But in this pandemic-led ‘work from home’ scenario, it’s a little harder to sustain your remote audience’s interest. After all, research shows that people’s attention doesn’t go beyond the 10/15-minute mark.

You Should Do What You Want to Do.

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STAR Interview Method for Behavioral Interviews

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Interviews today often place significant emphasis on behavioral interviewing, rather than solely relying on an examination of a candidate’s technical skills. Simply put, these are questions that are meant to have candidates explain how they solve problems.

One Thing – Stick to That and Everything Else Don’t Mean S**t

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City Slickers is one of my favourite movies. It’s a 1991 Western comedy starring Billy Crystal , Daniel Stern , Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance. It received critical claim and won several awards. It is frequently hilarious but also contains some deep truths about life. Well worth watching.

Stop hiding [part 1]

Speak Schmeak

I consider this to be a horribly unflattering picture of me. Not only is my hair thinning, I have a couple of bald spots that happened spontaneously a couple of years ago that never grew back. I don't like how my aging body looks a lot of the time.

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#SpeakerSuccessTip: Have a Point of View – Even If It Means Some Might Not Love You!

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One thing that happens to many public speakers as they start to grow and become more in demand and popular is they find that not everyone agrees with their philosophies or point of view. And guess what…that’s okay! Not everyone has to love you!

SpeakerSueAwarded Best Hospitality Sales Trainer 2021, LuxLife Magazine

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SpeakerSue, Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, has been awarded Best Hospitality Sales Trainer 2021 – USA by LUX Life Magazine. The award is granted following extensive research driven by both merit and an in-depth evaluation of SpeakerSue’s skills and service offerings within the hospitality sales training sector. The Best Hospitality Sales Trainer award is an integral nomination for LUX Life Magazine ’s 6th annual Resorts and Retreats Awards program.

Sunday's Have Become Giant Nothing Burgers

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Why You Should Absolutely Avoid Using Filler Words (& How to Actually Stop)

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Imagine you’re telling a story to co-workers about a road trip you took a few years back. You set up the context of the trip including where you were going, why you were going there, and who was in the car with you. But as you list out the people in the car, you realize [.] continue reading. The post Why You Should Absolutely Avoid Using Filler Words (& How to Actually Stop) appeared first on Duarte.

10 reasons to walk the room before you speak

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In November 2018, I spoke at an event in Genoa, Italy for a big corporate client. I arrived the day before I was scheduled to speak. One of the reasons why I went early, was so I could “walk the room” beforehand.

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Can your audience identify themselves?

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I had a revelation a couple of years ago. The people I was trying to reach with my public speaking coaching services didn't know they were speakers! ?? Turns out that a lot of people who give presentations to promote their work and grow their businesses don't see themselves as speakers. ?????????

The Benefits of Hiring a Coach with Lisa Larter

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Hiring a coach is an investment in yourself and your business. Listen to hear Lisa Larter talk about when and why you should hire a coach. The post The Benefits of Hiring a Coach with Lisa Larter appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The Wealthy Speaker Podcast

Why I did not celebrate Canada Day

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I made it through July 1 without wishing anybody a happy Canada Day and without celebrating the day in any way. That was my small, miniscule really, support of the indigenous people in this country. I find it difficult to … Continue reading →

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Are You Stuck in A Quiet Place?

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How to Use Your Next Email to Get Exactly the Result You Want

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Take a moment to think about an email you sent that got exactly the result you wanted. Based on your email, the client booked the event, accepted your pitch presentation, scheduled a call through your link (a topic for another post) or was available and happy to accept your call. So what did you do in that email – and all the emails that led to that result – to advance to your desired action?

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 340) – Anthony Fauci

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Anthony Fauci – American Physician, Scientist and Immunologist “I accept and welcome the opportunity to have an impact [in the battle against Covid-19] because I know the things I can do well and the things that I would prefer not to do.

They don't even notice

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Do you see my tattoo? Most people don't. My first two tattoos were on my back, and after listening to me whine about wanting another one for, um, several years, my husband gave me a gift certificate to a tattoo artist for our 14th anniversary (now 18 years ago). ??

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Present Your Tableau Analysis in PowerPoint

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Who Said That?

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13 Texting Must-Knows to Boost Revenue & Engage Customers

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When a text pops up, we read it. As both a customer engagement and sales tool, texting boosts revenue and satisfaction. Here are 13 texting must-know guideposts to increase revenue and delight customers: 1. Get permission first (Boring tip, but necessary). Keep it short. Max your message to 600 characters which is about 90 words or 4 – 6 sentences. If it’s longer than that, put it in an email or pick up the phone. Add links if you have more info.

Do this calculation every time you speak in public

Manner of Speaking

Whenever you have a speech or presentation to deliver, there’s a calculation that you should always do beforehand. Multiply the time you have to speak by the number of people whom you anticipate will be in the audience. The result is the true amount of your speaking time.

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Charisma: It’s what you do that counts

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Charisma is not who you are. Charisma is what you do. Many people bemoan the fact that they “are not charismatic” But this kind of thinking is not productive. Anyone can be more charismatic if they are willing to work at it. Because charisma is all about actions and behaviours.