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How 3 Emmy Winners Can Teach You About Making a Powerful Speech

What do Oprah Winfrey, Sterling K. Brown, and Lena Waithe have in common? They all know how to speak with style and substance. And 2017 made sure they were able to do just that. Commencement speeches have long provided a platform for the successful and learned to share their wisdom with new graduates entering the working [...]

By | 2018-01-03T14:44:11+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on How 3 Emmy Winners Can Teach You About Making a Powerful Speech

How Will Broadway Improve Your Presentation?

From start-up entrepreneurs to industry leaders, actors have knowledge to impart on many different careers outside of acting.  Most roles in the business world could take a cue from Hollywood and Broadway. In fact, many well known speakers, like Steve Jobs, relied on the sage advice Broadway actors to ignite their live presentations. How can you harness the benefits [...]

By | 2017-12-13T05:41:34+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on How Will Broadway Improve Your Presentation?

What I Learned from Working with Fia Fasbinder and The Moxie Institute

I want to thank you for being a wonderful coach.Since Wednesday, I have received so many compliments from the audience.  At least 20-30 people came to talk to me after the speech to tell me how much they liked the phoenix story and my presentation was engaging, powerful and impressive.  Someone even asked me if I learned [...]

By | 2017-11-07T08:30:41+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on What I Learned from Working with Fia Fasbinder and The Moxie Institute

Use These 3 Insider Tips from a TEDx Coach to Master Public Speaking

It's that time of year again: TEDx events commenced worldwide throughout mid-October. And, after the excitement and spectacle of TEDx, many audience members think to themselves, "I should do that--can I do that?"But there is much more to a TEDx talk than meets the eye. As a TEDx speaker coach, I've seen it. Even "what meets the eye" takes careful consideration. Before the [...]

By | 2017-12-12T16:49:45+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Use These 3 Insider Tips from a TEDx Coach to Master Public Speaking

The Best Kept Secret to Confident Speaking? You’re Already Doing It

Industry leaders, great speakers, influencers--some people just do things differently, whether it's innovating, plan or breathe. No, seriously--I literally mean breathe. You would think that everyone knows how to breathe, right? Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But, in reality, most people are taking shallow breaths instead of using their diaphragms. Diaphragmatic breathing is a calming, centering and [...]

By | 2017-10-20T11:59:33+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on The Best Kept Secret to Confident Speaking? You’re Already Doing It

Dress to Impress for Your Next Presentation

What do TED speaker Amy Cuddy, image consultant Marian Rothschild and market researcher, real estate investor and style advisor Scott Dunstall have in common? Answer: They all think you should dress better. How an audience perceives you is half the battle when you walk out on stage. People make an assumption within the first 15 seconds of meeting a [...]

By | 2017-09-08T11:09:13+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Dress to Impress for Your Next Presentation

Make Each Talk a Call to Adventure That Your Audience Can’t Wait to Take.

A confident speaker steps onto the stage and gives the most persuasive speech you've ever heard. Credible, informative and engaging--the crowd loves it. Where did that come from? How did they pull it off? It wasn't just a miraculous improvisation--trust me. Actually giving your presentation is just the final step of a much longer journey. "wing it" A great [...]

By | 2017-09-08T10:58:11+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Make Each Talk a Call to Adventure That Your Audience Can’t Wait to Take.

How to Train Your Mind For Confidence Onstage When Hard Work Alone Isn’t Enough

You may have heard of an abundance or a growth mindset. You may have even adopted some tactics of business leaders with strong mindsets, such as exercising or working with coaches. But what mindsets combat the fears associated with performances in front of an audience? Similarly to speakers, athletes must bring their 'A' game to [...]

By | 2017-08-14T13:06:35+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on How to Train Your Mind For Confidence Onstage When Hard Work Alone Isn’t Enough

TEDx Behind Bars: What 12 Inmates Taught Me About Public Speaking and the Power of Human Connection

The day I went to prison started like most other days--well, actually, maybe not. Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is a men's prison east of San Diego, and the closeness creates a sharp contrast between the two. The inmate acting as master of ceremonies announced to the TEDx visitors, "You are all now official [...]

By | 2017-08-14T13:05:42+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on TEDx Behind Bars: What 12 Inmates Taught Me About Public Speaking and the Power of Human Connection

3 Tips from the Top TED Talk Tips to Run Your Most Successful Team Meeting Yet

You call a meeting--everyone groans and trudges to the conference room, already absorbed in their smart phones. Wouldn't a creative and engaging meeting be a nice change? Will that happen?Probably not--poor communication runs rampant in meetings. But a talented communicator can fix all of the pitfalls of the typical meeting.A Harvard Business Review study "found [...]

By | 2017-05-01T11:28:41+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on 3 Tips from the Top TED Talk Tips to Run Your Most Successful Team Meeting Yet

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