The powerful speech pause might be the most important public speaking technique you will ever learn. This secret is something that I’ve used for many years. Dramatic pauses are so powerful that they should be illegal.
In music, all of the beauty is contained in the silences between the notes. In speaking, the drama and power of the speech is contained in the silences that you create as you move from point to point.
This is an art that you can learn with practice…. Read more
You have heard the saying “First impressions are lasting; you never get a second chance to create a good first impression.”
The same is true when talking about how to start a speech…
The truth is, when you start your speech, you must focus everything on making a positive first impression on your audience members.
Enjoy this 5 minute video for an overview of 15 different ways to start a speech. Then read the blog for the details and 2 extra BONUS tips at the end…. Read more
Think about how much money you made last year…
Now imagine doubling it by this time next year.
In many cases, my students have reported doubling their sales and profitability in just 30-60 days after attending my workshop, simply by making small changes to the way you do business.
It’s hard to know the right steps to take when it comes to getting clarity and perspective…… Read more
A good talk or public speech is like a good play, movie, or song.
It opens by arresting the listener’s attention, develops point by point, and then ends strongly.
The truth is, if you don’t know how to end a speech your key points may get lost.
The words you say at the beginning, and especially at the end of your talk, will be remembered longer than almost any other part of your speech…. Read more
What is the goal of professional speaking?
The goals of professional speaking are to entertain, inform, inspire, and to get the audience to take action.
The truth is, in order for your presentation or speech to have its greatest effect you need to be able to entertain and wow your audience.
I’m going to give you 8 ways that I use in my speeches to keep my audience on the edge of their seats until the end of my talk…. Read more