In 2000 the TV show 60 Minutes spent five days at the National Speakers Association convention. I was one of many interviewed and one of the few not left on the cutting room floor. Yea! They asked me the question you may be wondering, “Patricia, you used to be a hairstylist; now you are a […]

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Boost Your Confidence and Credibility  Developing good public speaking skills will boost your confidence in front of your senior management. Will is a Staff Performance Engineer with a large technology company in Silicon Valley. Like many brilliant technical experts, they invest years developing their skills and suddenly find themselves pushed more into the spotlight. Will […]

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Do You Want More Professional Growth and Opportunities?  No matter what your career or personal goals are, mastering public speaking skills is an important part of your personal development. You probably realize that improving communication skills is helpful in almost every area of life. The higher you go up the corporate ladder, the more valuable […]

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You don’t want to wonder if your prospect is thinking “Who cares? What’s in it for me or our company?” during your sales presentations. I hate to tell you, but many of them are. Selling is not about you or your products; it’s about how the prospect will benefit. To be persuasive, you need to […]

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The Quality of Information You Receive Depends on the Quality of Your Questions As a seasoned sales professional, you are familiar with the importance of asking good questions in order to discover how a prospect can benefit from your product or service. The right questions give you good information that will move the conversation and […]

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Learn These 8 Steps to Outstanding Sales Structure The structure of your sales presentation is the skeleton under the flesh of your words. These eight simple, powerful steps to your sales presentation increase your chance to make the sale. Even if you have made a compelling presentation, it often takes weeks or months before you […]

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When I am working with speech coaching clients or delivering presentation skills training, I ask the question, “Are you guilty of this goof that can hurt your credibility?” If you’re asking yourself what difference it could make, I’ll tell you. A huge one! In any professional setting, you are hired because what you say sounds […]

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How to Engage Your Audience No matter who your audience is… … how long you have to speak, what your subject is, or whether you are speaking in person or virtually, you can captivate your audience quickly and easily. Learn from Hollywood movies, and consider the “flavor scene” you set with your opening remarks. The […]

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