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Archive for July, 2011

The Power of a Presentation: Developing Your Know-Like-Trust Factor

I arrived yesterday at the National Speakers Association convention #NSA11.  On my list of people I wanted to meet face to face was Roger Courville @1080Group, the guru of all things webinar.  As I walked into the Friday night pre-conference comedy event, who did I see sitting at one of the tables… Roger Courville!!!  “ROGER!” I exclaimed and gave him a big hug.  I felt like I already knew him!  Here’s how we “met.”

I some how got on the distribution list for a free webinar that Roger held where he …

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Get Feedback on Your Presentation – Even If You Have to Get Creative to Get It!

I’m a member of an advanced Toastmasters club in Atlanta called the Speakers Roundtable Advanced Toastmasters club.  Everyone in the club either at a certain level within Toastmasters, or they are a professional speaker or trainer.

 

I will often practice a portion of a speech in front of my fellow Toastmasters before I deliver it to my client audience.  I’m always amazed and appreciative of the great feedback they give me and I know it makes me a better speaker.

 

Everyone can benefit from practicing …

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Marketing Departments – Your Branding Is Being Ignored… So Drop It from Your Presentation Slides

When I first I joined Twitter back in 2009, I started following a few people I didn’t know but who seemed to be talking about topics of interest.  There was one guy in particular, we’ll call him Dee, who tweeted a whole lot.  Dee’s face adorned the left side of my screen regardless of the time of day or night when I visited Twitter.  I wasn’t finding his tweets especially helpful but I never took the time to go in to …

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A Better Beach Angel – Creating a Repeatable Phrase with Meaning for Your Presentation

Over the 4th of July weekend, we took a family vacation to surprise my mother-in-law by having all of her five children and most of her grandchildren all in one place.

 

Now let me explain something about my husband Rich and his siblings.  They’re loud.

 

The last time they were together several years ago the frenzy was all about loudly quoting lines from the Austin Powers movies and the Shrek.  This time, it was the “beach angel” commercial.

 

(Here’s the original commercial if you’ve …

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