Public Speaking and Presentation Tips

Leaders: How to Alienate Your Audience in 5 Minutes or Less

As you’re preparing for your next presentation, will you engage your audience or alienate them? Here are 5 different but surefire ways to alienate your audience… and how to avoid them. 1. “Let me tell you the same 7 stories I told you I told you at my first all employee meeting.” That’s not a …

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Go Deep: How to Show and Manage Your Emotions in Public Speaking

Emotion. Besides breath, emotion is one of the most underrated attributes of our oratorical treasure chests. Dig deep and you will find it can unlock the most unengaged of audiences. But what happens when you get really emotional while telling a personal story? Let me preface this by saying emotion is anything that makes you …

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Convert the conversation into a presentation

Every conversation we have is with ourselves.  And on occasion it involves someone else. Every time I repeat this quote in a public speaking class or executive presentation training, I get a good chuckle out of my audience.  It’s the nervous kind, that says, “uh, you are probably talking about me.” What can you do …

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Vocal Fry: What it is, and how to eliminate it

For the last eight or nine years, vocal fry has been a thing. And it’s kind of driving us crazy. We assure you, no leaders we work with have vocal fry. In this video, Ruth Milligan encourages you to reclaim your strong voice! Breathe in. Breathe out. And eliminate the vocal fry. You’ll be better …

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What To Do When You Work with an Introvert

We’ve recently worked with an executive communication coaching client who’s been flip flopping decisions. Saying one thing in a meeting, then reversing it later in an email. It’s a huge executive communication problem. Through our experience, we’ve found a pattern with situations like this one. People like this client are almost always textbook introverts. The …

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