If you are asked to deliver a speech about you and your success, most likely you are nervous about sounding “too big for your britches.” The Secret: Give Credit to Those Who Guided You to Success If you are a successful business professional, you will be asked at some point, within your company or your […]

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Are You Looking for #1 Best Way to Write a Presentation? The answer is to learn from an expert. In the last forty years, I have delivered 3,500 live presentations and hundreds more virtually, thousands of business and professional speakers have benefited from my techniques. Now you can. In 2021… Don’t wait… create!  A great signature talk is your best […]

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Have you ever heard a really great commencement speech? As with any great speech, when you deliver a commencement speech you must be inspiring, make a connection with your audience, paint scenes in their minds, and tell a really great story. As an executive speech coach, I have the honor of helping my clients create […]

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You have the unique opportunity to listen to and learn from in-demand speakers, best-selling authors, and thought leaders. They will share their best advice and life experiences to inspire and challenge you for 2021. Join us for Legends Summit 2.

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This is your opportunity to hear how a 30-year-old woman joined Cable Car Toastmasters, then became the second woman to keynote an International Toastmasters convention, and was the first woman president of the National Speakers Association. Patricia will answer the questions on your mind, including How to: Launch your career as a professional speaker Trim […]

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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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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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