How to Be Memorable with Personal Stories

Your speeches are more effective when you include great personal stories.

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How Can You Grab Your Audience? Expert Advice from Hollywood

In the classic movie Gone with The Wind, Vivien Leigh captures the audience from her first moment on screen.

Grab your audience in the first 30 seconds. If you don’t, you will lose them. This is true both in movies and in public speaking.

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What to Do When You’re Invited to Be A Panelist

Speaking as a panelist? Think you can just “wing it?” Think again.

Almost everyone is aware that a formal presentation requires preparation and rehearsal, but it’s easy to forget that “doing your homework” can ensure your success in any speaking situation, including a panel discussion. As a panelist – if you want the audience to understand and appreciate your ideas and information – organize your thoughts and understand your strategy well in advance of joining your fellow panelists on stage. (more…)

Lost Without PowerPoint? 7 Tips to Make It Powerful

Does your PowerPoint support your message or distract your audience? Understanding when and how to use PowerPoint for maximum impact, you can make it powerful.

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