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Four PROVEN techniques for creating powerfully persuasive presentations

Being able to influence an audience and persuade them to take action requires careful planning, consideration, and preparation.   Powerfully persuasive presentations use a mixture of facts, logic, and empathy to...

The importance of consistently showing up as a public speaker

Last week I was honored to be speaking at the Small Business Leadership Conference in Orlando Florida where I shared my insights into The 6 Cs of Effective Storytelling.  It...

Creating memorable characters for business storytelling

When you hear a story, what do you remember most about it? It’s usually the people in it. Circumstances or situations become interesting because there is a relatable character or...

Choosing the right topic for your speaking gig

The starting point for all art of persuasive speaking is the topic you choose. You are clearly an expert in something (that’s why you’ve been asked to speak), but how...

PROVEN ways to overcome stage fright when public speaking

Picture the scene.  You’ve been invited to speak at a major event. Your slot is right after lunch and you’re sitting through the morning’s agenda quite calmly. After lunch, once...

10 common mistakes when addressing a cross-cultural audience

In an increasingly global business environment, where colleagues, suppliers and clients are from different countries with varying cultures and value systems, it’s essential to be able to adapt your communication...

6 leadership communication skills learned from being a parent

As parents, our role is to help our children gain the skills they need to be successful in life, and these can also help us become better communicators as leaders....

Ways to use your passions in public speaking

When I first started out as a keynote speaker in New York, I was convinced that my talk had to be ‘polished’ to impress my audience. I remember it so...

7 POWERFUL Presentation Delivery Strategies for Global Leaders

The ability to deliver powerful presentations is a skill that most people in business need to practice, not just leaders and managers. Whether it’s presenting to 5 people in a...

The 3-step solution for overcoming cultural barriers in global business

As businesses expand globally, cultural barriers are occurring more and more, and this can create communication problems and make it difficult to understand other people’s behavior. First of all, it...