December 2, 2018

Favourite Exercises

Audiences shut down when a presentation sounds canned or phoned in. This is a speaker’s worst enemy. Organize and rehearse your presentation, but when spontaneity flags, take a page from the performers’ playbook.
November 25, 2018

Game Changer

Every speaker who enters the public arena faces their own fears, as well as opposition from skeptics. Make a strong intention your armor. Manage your fears with an unwavering desire for success.
November 18, 2018

Stan the Man

To be truly effective, throw out the norm and speak from what you know and believe. A genuine voice is a creative one. Be unabashed and truthful.
November 11, 2018

Brain Food (Part #1)

To develop and expand business relationships, branch out from only delivering statistics.
November 4, 2018

Library Acting

The entry level for presenting anything is to be organized and prepared. Do more than go through the motions. Raise the bar.
October 28, 2018

The Bus Moment

As you rehearse any presentation or meeting, imagine everything that could go wrong, and role play how you would handle it.
October 21, 2018

Reading Signals

Devote time to studying human behavior. You’ll be amazed by the diversity of gestures and modes of communication. These observations will expand your expressive playbook, give you great speaking material, and better allow you to connect with any audience.
October 14, 2018

Fugue State

Take concrete steps to build a suite of skills and speaker anxiety becomes manageable. Fear is reduced when you have a clear intention, defined role, rehearsed open and close, as well as three main buckets or talking points. And then don’t forget to breathe.
October 7, 2018

Stick the Landing

To 'stick it', consider your intention and audience. Then strategically deliver the strongest possible conclusion, whether it's a call to action, appropriate quote, anecdote, or a bookend to your opening. Get a running start, commit, and stick your landing.
September 30, 2018

Play To The Critic

Hew close to your purpose and trust what you've created. Keep the courage of your convictions.