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The 3 C’s to Being a Better Speaker

The 3 C’s to Being a Better Speaker Public speaking classes in schools often teach a checklist of “to-dos” when it comes to being a successful speaker. Make eye contact. Speak clearly. Be organized. Use gestures, but not too frequent. Move around, but purposefully. Smile, but not too much. It is exhausting! I’ve made a living speaking...

Enhance Your Leadership Presence with Acting Improvisation

Enhance Your Leadership Presence with Acting Improvisation To enhance your leadership presence and credibility when you make presentations, pitch to clients/prospects, and speak your “elevator speech”, borrow a technique from actors! One of the most powerful ways to become more persuasive when you speak is to practice the serious fun of acting improvisation. The power...

Communicating for Results: 5 Tips for Persuasive Speaking

Communicating for Results: 5 Tips for Persuasive Speaking As business owners, persuading others is a necessity. Whether it’s talking to potential clients, getting existing clients to follow advice, or cultivating relationships with vendors, contractors or other entrepreneurs, we attempt to get others to take action. However, we don’t always get the results we want. I’ve seen...