Back in 2001, at the Toastmasters International Convention, I was invited to deliver the opening keynote speech. In this 10-segment series, you will view the anatomy of a keynote presentation. Segment 4 of 10. You will notice I have made comments on how I would give advice to the 2001 speaker, me! “You’re Toastmasters; you […]

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How to Prepare and Present Powerful Talks 2001 Back in 2001, at the Toastmasters International Convention, I was invited to deliver the opening keynote speech. In this 10-segment series, you will view the anatomy of a keynote presentation. You will notice I have made comments about how I would give advice to the 2001 speaker, […]

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Back in 2001, at the Toastmasters International Convention, I was invited to deliver the opening keynote speech. In this 10-segment series, you view the anatomy of a keynote presentation. (1 of 10) You will notice I have made comments on how I would give advice to the 2001 speaker…who is me! Come out punching. The […]

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Welcome to part four of a four-part series on the best formula for a presentation closing that resonates. 3 • “The End-of-the-Story Close” This closing technique involves a story that’s told early in the speech, maybe even in the opening. As far as the audience is concerned, the story has a successful conclusion. In the […]

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Welcome to part three of a four-part series on the best formula for a presentation closing that resonates. End on a high point. Options for Closing Techniques: The last thirty seconds of your speech must send people out energized and fulfilled. This means you need to finish with something inspirational that supports your theme. 1 • “The […]

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Welcome to part one of a four-part series on the best formula for a presentation closing that resonates. Every great singer opens with their second-best song and closes with their best. In a perfect world, your close will be a highlight of your speech. This way you increase the likelihood that you will look out […]

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Developing good public speaking skills helps you make more sales more often. To sell you need technical skills, product knowledge, 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. Earlier in my career when I was primarily […]

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