Monthly Archives: January 2011

Are Your Presentations Good Enough? Really?

How to make your presentations stand up and stick out in a crowded market.

As a motivational speaker, comedian, and speaking coach, I see speakers making the same mistake over and over again. They focus so much on selling the product that they neglect the product. As a speaker your speech is your product. The experience is what you are selling – not the content. If they just wanted the content they would buy the book and not bother paying you to come deliver the information in person. So… Continue reading - Are Your Presentations Good Enough? Really? >>

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How To Lose How To Lose Your Audience Before You Ever Open Your Mouth – Part 2

**This post is a continuation of a post that was recently published: How To Lose Your Audience Before You Ever Open Your Mouth – Part 1

Breezing In Causes You To Seem Like A Prima Donna
I’m not afraid to say it – ambling into the event minutes prior to performing makes you appear like a huge egotistical diva who couldn’t be troubled to do much more than come in, perform, and hit the road. I don’t care if you have a smart excuse – your audience doesn’t… Continue reading - How To Lose How To Lose Your Audience Before You Ever Open Your Mouth – Part 2 >>

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How To Lose Your Audience Before You Ever Open Your Mouth – Part 1

How Body Language Affects A Presentation

Whether you are a funny motivational speaker like me, interviewing for a job, a new CEO addressing your organization, or a sales person delivering a heavy content-rich sales presentation – you have an audience. Your ability to connect with your audience is heavily dependent upon your ability to make a positive emotional connection. People buy from people they like.  No matter what we’re “selling” the bottom line is that we are selling ourselves.

While there are many schools of thought on what makes for an entertaining… Continue reading - How To Lose Your Audience Before You Ever Open Your Mouth - Part 1 >>

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Managers – Disregard These Tips At Your Own Jeopardy

The Art of Motivating The Folks Who Work For You

As a motivational speaker and comedian, my mission is to express to individuals they are highly valued, keep them involved, propel them to act, persuade them to see hurdles as opportunity, supply them with a 2nd wind and a renewed appreciation and pride in what they do. And if you are an executive or a leader, that’s your job too. If you would like to hold on to great people, you have to change from tricking employees to do more, to encouraging personnel… Continue reading - Managers - Disregard These Tips At Your Own Jeopardy >>

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