Natsuyo Lipschutz

Persuasive speaking: Techniques to convince your audience to take action

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / December 13, 2021 /

Do you know how to really persuade your audience? I’m talking about getting them to change their thinking or convince them to do something following your presentation.     As someone who has delivered countless persuasive presentations and coached many leaders in the US to speak persuasively, I know how possible it is to practice the…

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Techniques to calm your nerves before giving a presentation

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / November 30, 2021 /

Feeling nervous before giving a presentation is completely normal.  Many seasoned public speakers suffer from nerves, myself included, and there are techniques I’m going to share with you to help you channel your nerves into energy and high performance.    Relaxation exercises  You can practice these relaxation exercises on the morning of your presentation.  I…

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The secret formula to telling stories that persuade

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / November 15, 2021 /

As human beings, we are hard wired to be storytellers. We also love hearing stories too. It gives us an emotional connection between the characters in the story and the audience.  Studies have shown that when people are shown statistics and then a story, only 5% remembered the stats, but 63% remembered the story.  …

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3 types of persuasion explained and how to demonstrate them in your presentations

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / November 1, 2021 /

There are three ‘modes’ of persuasion: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos. If you want to convince your audience and become a persuasive and powerful speaker then you need to apply these three persuasion techniques and demonstrate them within your presentation.    Let’s look at each one in detail and how you can practically include them in…

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Transforming a ‘speech’ into a powerful story

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / October 25, 2021 /

In one of my blogs last month, I shared the story of Mayuna Magara, the representative of Asia and Oceania, who participated in the Mrs. International World Championships.  I worked with Mayauna on her authenticity as a speaker, helping her deliver an emotionally connected message.    On September 19th, another pageant (Beauty Pageant), Mrs. World…

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Using storytelling to activate empathy in public speaking

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / October 18, 2021 /

Storytelling is an effective way of transporting your audience so that they can literally see the world from a new point of view. It can be difficult to get your audience to ‘feel’ an emotion, particularly if you only have a short space of time to get your message across.    So many speakers focus…

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3 DAILY Habits of successful persuasive speakers

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / October 11, 2021 /

There’s no better feeling as a speaker when you know you’ve won over your audience.  That moment when they don’t just rapturously applaud you; they take action on what you’ve said.  It takes a great deal of practice, strategy, and the use of the right techniques to become a great persuasive speaker. It’s not something…

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Unlock the power and potential of diverse teams

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / October 5, 2021 /

Diversity and inclusion are key attributes to any high-performing team. Yet when a diverse group of people comes together, they fail to really connect with people ‘who aren’t like me’ and work collaboratively towards a common goal.    A lot of this is down to lack of empathy: our ability to put ourselves in the…

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How to empathize with an audience you don’t know

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / September 27, 2021 /

Empathy is getting out of your own perspective and into someone else’s. From a speaker’s point of view, it requires getting in sync with your audience and their emotional state.   When you bring empathy into your presentation, you create more positive engagement and therefore you have higher chances of persuading your audience.    Even…

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Clarifying your core message for business presentations

By Natsuyo Lipschutz / September 20, 2021 /

I once coached a group of very experienced senior leaders to deliver a presentation at their internal leadership conference.     The audience were all senior executives and they each had 10 minutes to present on the direction of their teams for the next 12 months.    It was clear to me why these individuals were…

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