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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With the Right Sales Presentations, You Can!  Developing good public speaking skills helps you make more sales more often. To sell you need technical skills, product knowledge, know how you compare to your competition, territory management, a good relationship management system, discipline, and self-management. However, that is not enough. Too often the best presentation wins. […]

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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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Does yours add to or distract from your message? When I ask my clients, “How long is your sales presentation,” it scares me when they answer, “12 slides.” Or if I ask, “How do you design your sales presentation,” it’s downright terrifying to hear them say, “We get the slide deck.” If you start creating […]

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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 you improve your storytelling ability your presentations can be powerful and persuasive. When we think of Hollywood… what we usually remember most vividly are the moving, dramatic, and funny stories that movies tell. Screenwriter Robert McKee says, “Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They […]

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Your virtual presentations can be as effective as in-person presentations – even better! Virtual presentations can have a lasting impact. When you make your message memorable, your communication clear, and your presentation powerful, you position yourself for success. Can Virtual Presentations Really Be as Effective as In-Person? As THE presentation skills expert, I’m suggesting that […]

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