Whether you are conducting a one-on-one interview, motivating your sales team or delivering a keynote address, your success as a leader is defined by your ability to persuade with clarity and passion.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is considered one of the greatest marketers in corporate history. For more than three decades, he has delivered legendary keynote presentations, raised product launches to an art form and successfully communicated the benefits of Apple products to millions of customers. Whether you’re in sales, marketing, advertising or public relations, Steve Jobs […]
Abraham Lincoln wrote: “Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated; it is the lawyer’s avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business, if he cannot make a speech.”
What was once reserved for the talented few has become commonplace. From homemakers to lawmakers, from leaders to leading ladies, from talking heads to corporate heads, all must face an audience at some point in their lives. And most dread this prospect. I used to be among the ranks of those who would rather dig […]
The stories we make up about ourselves will either support us or derail us. And most of us are masters of enabling our Cranky Critic—you know, the one who lives inside our head and stomps on our dreams. Our Cranky Critic always sounds as if it has woken up on the wrong side of bed.
I have mixed feelings about getting up in public to speak before large groups. This should come as no surprise since the fear of public speaking tops almost everyone’s list—surpassing death itself! I am glad to say that although I may still feel butterflies at the prospect of standing before a large group, I have […]
Considering that many people would rather die than speak in public, including CEO’s, comes this concise article detailing the 8P’s of Persuasive Presentations. Never be Boring Again!
To ensure that lack of preparation won’t be YOUR downfall when you take to the podium, consider eight common public speaking mistakes.
Reassessing the culture of computer presentation – PowerPointers everywhere – beware!
A speech that could be delivered to the company stockholders is not appropriate for the company Christmas party. Here are some useful tips from a master speech writer on delivering a good holiday speech.