Take your presentations to the next level with the magic number 10. Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and sales professionals often ask me the same question. How long--exactly--should I practice for a I've
Start by thinking of your audience first, then thoroughly engaging them with this powerful approach. You've likely already had to give an important presentation in your career. If not, you will, and if
Historians, entrepreneurs and CEOs have written books that will elevate your communication skills. I've read 75 books this year. Not all of them were good. Some were dry, boring or derivative. One business
The best leaders don’t spend precious time reminding people of everything they’ve accomplished. Instead, they tell stories. The best actually collect them, thoughtfully and diligently. Through stories,
Here's a powerful rule to live by for giving powerful speeches--and how specifically to practice it. We all have to give them. No, not excuses. Talks. Speeches to influence. Keynotes to inspire. Presentations
It's time for you to own the stage. Speaking on a stage is not easy, especially for people who have been thrown into the limelight and not used to that sort of grandstand. Sure, you can report or present
Your silence is a gift to yourself and your audience. Successful presentations motivate, educate, and inspire listeners to take action. From the attention-getting opening to the powerful close--and the
7 Critical Public Speaking Tips (Source: The 'World Champion of Public Speaking,' Who Beat 30,000 People for the Title)
Her 7-minute speech ran 900 words. And she totally killed it. There's a teacher in Houston who started going to Toastmasters events a few years ago. Her name is Ramona J. Smith, and it turns out she has
Step away from PowerPoint--and plan a winning approach You've worked hard on researching your pitch--and you know that your idea will make a big difference to your organization if you can only gain approval.
From Airbnb to SAP, leaders who tell these stories have a competitive advantage. Storytelling is the single best tool we have to transfer our ideas to another person. Stories inform, illuminate, and inspire.