Weekly Wrap Up: Motivational Speaking

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This was our fifth theme based week on Success Begins Today. The theme was motivational speaking and featured a speech planning sheet.. Theme: Motivational Speaking Monday: How To Become a Motivational Speaker An overview of motivational speaking and the P.A.R. method Tuesday: Becoming a Motivational Speaker: Part 2 Have you accomplished great things or been through … [Read more...]

Create A Powerful Speech In Record Time With Evernote

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As a speaker I'm often asked to share with an audience with just a few minutes notice. It may be that the speaker for the event can't make it, or someone is out sick. Other times, I may need to speak about a job related subject, or something I've blogged about. While I usually have a lot of ideas flowing around in my head, they may not pertain to the subject matter of the … [Read more...]

Four Ways To Make Your Next Presentation Better

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Here is a simple mantra that can help you laser focus your next speech or presentation. It actually works best to act it out. Here is how it works... Stand facing a mirror and... 1: Touch Your Head: Make Them Think. The first rule of speaking is to offer compelling facts and figures that will make your audience think. You may have to go a little outside the box to draw … [Read more...]

Make Your Speaking Resonate

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In my last post I talked about going to a student speech contest and the controversial topics that the students usually come up with. This year was no exception. One of the students talked about war. He said that war was bad, because people die, and that soldiers are bad because they kill people. He suggested we do away with both.¬†Another speaker talked about world religions, … [Read more...]