Turn Dull into Dynamic! The 10 Biggest Traps to Avoid When you Speak

By Patricia Fripp

Wheneveryou open your mouth, whether your audience is one person or a thousand, youwant to get a specific message across. And anyone who sets out to present,persuade, and propel with the spoken word faces 10 major pitfalls.1.Unclear Thinking. Ifyou cant describe what you are talking about in one sentence, you may beguilty of fuzzy focus or trying to cover too many topi

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Support Your Presentation with Believable Posture

By Anita Boser

You've prepared the presentation down to the last detail. You examined the A/V equipment, and it's operational. Your hairstyle, clothing, and attitude give the right impression. Your voice and facial expressions will connect you with the audience. Can anything possibly interfere with your delivery? Yes, posture along with underlying gestures and outward appearance will either detract from communic

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Secrets of Creating A Million Dollar Business Model 10 Ways to Grow Your Business Using Integrity as Your Compass

By Annie Jennings

Creatinga million dollar business model is really all about the basics. Doing the rightthing coupled with delivering what you promise is at the core of long-termsuccess in the speaking business. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind that willkeep you growing in the right direction:1. Know Why Youre the Best: Be able to tell your client WHY they are betteroff using your services t

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Finding the Story in You

By Kelly Swanson

It's all about the story. That signature piece you're known for that defines you as a speaker and sets you apart. We're told that over and over as speakers, but nobody tells us how to find the story. And you can't take someone else's story because aside from being rude, it won't wear the same on you. So how do you find the story to put into your presentations? Here are some tips to get you started

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Eliminate Your Self-Imposed Detours to Success

By Dave Sheffield

Thereare a number of ups and downs in the speaking business. Rejection, eventplanners changing their minds, and economic tightening of belts are all thingsthat are a reality in today's marketplace.I have discovered a few roadblocks that prevent countless speakers fromenjoying the success they deserve. One of the largest roadblocks is a personthat you know quite well. If you r

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How Well You Sell Your Value Determines How Much You Earn

By Dan S. Kennedy

Oneof my earliest mentors had his office walls adorned top to bottom, side to side,with big, handwritten signs intended as cautions to others as well as remindersfor himself. If youve ever been in a direct sales environment, youve probablyseen such a place. Two of the biggest signs read "You Can Hire Spellers For MinimumWage" and "Thumb-Suckers Not Welcome Here."Crafting th

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Why People Fail

By Dan S. kennedy

HeSmashed  His Head Bloody Pounding It On His Locker Door And  BrokeOff Two Teeth Biting On It.You may recall a story like that from Dan Jenkins' football novel, Semi-Tough, whichwas made into an ok movie. The story is reportedly based on actual behavior ofHowie Long when he was playing for the Oakland Raiders. You now see amild-mannered, pleasant Howie on the S

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Time to Get My Office Organized

By Dave Sheffield

I never realized how much stuff I had until we were packing up to move toanother house! How true! I have helped several friends move in my lifetime andam totally amazed at the amount of inane junk they keep. In full disclosure, Iam NOT an organized person; however, I do understand the liberating benefits ofgetting my office in order.One of the great benefits of this busines

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Fear is Nothing But a Four Letter Word

By Darshan G. Shanti

Iffear of failure is keeping you from taking the next step in your speaking business,heres how to bulldoze it out of your way:1. Label the fear and define it. First and foremost, you have to clearly labelthe specific fear youre experiencing. Is it a fear of success, a fear offailure, a fear of the unknown, etc. Once you know what it is, you can dosomething about it. Next, d

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Increase Your Bookings Significantly By Adding This Special Clause To Your Speaking Contract

By James Malinchak

When Im teaching public speakers in my College Speaking Success Boot Camp, we spend a lot of time on several unique and creative ways to quickly gain more bookings and instantly make much more money. Why? Because I want other speakers to capture all of the extra money that is probably being left on the table.And Im about to give you the incredibly powerful idea that you should immediately implem

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