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Tip #15: Where to Sit to ‘Influence and Include’

You’re about to make a persuasive presentation to a cross-functional task team of your peers in a conference room with a long rectangular table. Quick – where’s the best place to sit? The head of the table you say? Think again. The head of the table is great for a “command-and-control” style directive, but your persuasive […]

Public Speaking Tip #54: Site Inspections Key to Success

Doing a site inspection is a great public speaking practice to avoid pitfalls and also a good way to see if your site offers any opportunities.

Tip #16: Speak Positive, It Works

The sign in the Starbucks window reads: “We welcome Service Animals.” And, in much smaller letters, it states: “No pets, please. Thanks.” Being warm and welcoming is on brand for Starbucks so it’s no surprise that their customer signage follows suit. The message easily could have been reversed with the “No pets, please!” in large letters (and an exclamation mark […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Tip

Of course we love all the fantastic food at Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s the great conversations that really make the day special for me. The head of the table may be the traditional “power position” but a spot in the middle of the table is much better for interacting with more people. From this centralized position, you […]

Public Speaking Tip #48: Stand out in Business Meetings

Meetings, meetings, meetings. They are a big part of the day for most business professionals. And they are a big opportunity to use public speaking and business communication skills that can help you stand out. The following tips will help you make the most out of business meetings: Come Prepared. Do your homework and research […]

Vi Living at Silverstone Public Speaking Workshop

Had a great time presenting a public speaking workshop for the leadership team at Vi Living at Silverstone in Scottsdale this morning. About 30 people attended and we covered everything from where to sit to how to stand to command a room. Pictured in the photo above are (from left) Kim Bankofier, Community Relations Manager; Paul […]

Add a Little P.R.E.P. to Your Unscripted Speaking

By Michele Trent Public Speaking Coach RECENTLY, I was at an event and the headline speaker gave a remarkable speech. It was fitting for the event, emotionally stirring, beautifully descriptive. He finished, we all clapped. Well done indeed. Then, this same speaker was asked to share an announcement with the crowd. He sounded like a […]

Don’t Wing It. Nail it!

By Michele Trent Public Speaking Coach WHAT DO YOU do when you are asked to give a business presentation to a group? Do you calmly say “yes” and then jump up and down internally with excitement? Or perhaps you calmly say “yes” and then your stomach drops and the chills begin. You dread that day […]

7 Presentation Tips from a Workshop Pro

By Jeff Herrington Guest Blogger Your industry has asked you to present on your field of expertise. But the thought of presenting makes your palms sweat. Calm your nerves. Follow these seven tips and you’ll likely get applause from your audience, not rotten tomatoes. Remind yourself nobody’s going to throw rotten tomatoes at you – […]

Webinar Transcript: How To Engage a Virtual Audience

MORE AND MORE, business presentations are being delivered to virtual audiences through webinars, podcasts and speakerphone meetings. These digital deliveries require different techniques than face-to-face delivery. Dhariana Lozano recently co-hosted a live webinar on “How to Engage and Virtual Audience.” The following is an edited version of the webinar. You can watch a video replay […]