Yes, it makes me want to scream! Because “super” is not really super. It appears that a huge amount of the population has come to believe that everything even slightly pleasant, wonderful, important, revolutionary, impressive, or valuable is now super. How about super-exciting, super-good, or super-great? Our language is full of hundreds of descriptive words. […]

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Can you relate to his situation? The executive assistant ushered me into a very impressive office with a great view. Her well-dressed and handsome boss Gary stood up to welcome me. Gary is a successful banker, and we had recently met at a conference where I delivered a speech titled How to Inspire Action and […]

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You will not improve what you are not aware of. We can blame a couple of years of near isolation and less in-person meetings. Without knowing it, you may be turning into a sloppy and non-specific speaker who dilutes their message. As an executive speech coach, my job is to help my clients sound as […]

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The Success Formulas of Good Stories If you’ve heard a speech, sermon, or business presentation that you enjoyed and remembered, I guarantee that at least one aspect that made it memorable was stories. Everybody loves a good story, and that is their power. No matter what our culture, we grow up feeling that hearing a […]

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Welcome to part two of a four-part series on the best formula for a presentation closing that resonates. If you plan to include Q & A, indicate how much time has been allotted. To keep the session flowing, I recommend that you say, “What are your short, specific questions?” Be sure to let your audience […]

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This is a great technique to be understood. If your goal is to sound clear, concise, and credible, this advice is invaluable. Nothing can turn your audience off faster than using fat words when they’re hungry for skinny ones. Or vice versa. I learned this exciting concept from Dr. David Palmer, who was a Silicon […]

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“A strong presentation structure gives you the freedom to be creative.” Patricia Fripp This is how you organize your presentation with a logical flow. (Part one) It will be easy for both you and your audience to remember with minimal or no notes. The more you work on clarifying your content, organizing your structure, then […]

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Save time and learn from my decades of experience Advice from THE executive speech coach. You do not have to be perfect, rather be personable. Your audience needs to see the person behind your position. Find ways to make an emotional connection. Your audience is always thinking, “What is in your message for me?” The […]

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