Number One Way to Improve Your Public Speaking

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If you’re passionate about improving your public speaking skills, it’s probably because you realize that the number one way to improve your level of success is directly related to how you relate to an audience. I know it’s harsh, but anyone with a brain, a mouth, and a voice can talk. Have you ever sat […]

Public Speaker Secret: Position Your Audience

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Public speakers, comfortable in their bodies, have a lovely way of inviting an audience “into” their message. You’ve probably noticed the relaxed way that a seasoned keynote moves across a stage or around the room, freely expressing and gesturing as they go. “What’s Their Secret?” Aside from years of practice and experience, the way to […]

How to Use Body Language for Interviewing, Presentations

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Body language is the non-verbal communication you use more often than you realize. You are expressing your thoughts, inner feelings, even your intentions through your physical actions, and often, without being aware. Reading and interpreting the body language of others is something we all learn to do. From a very early age most of us begin […]

How to Remember and Use Names to Influence

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Most people in sales know that using a person’s name is important to building relationship. When speaking with another person, using his or her name is a powerful way to: • Acknowledge them, boost their self-esteem. • Re-direct their focus, get their attention. • Cause them to identify and associate with what you are saying. […]

Taking Center Stage: Understanding the Heart of Presenting

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I often talk about the importance of “taking center stage.” Taking center stage can happen on a small scale, such as walking into a room filled with people. Or it can be as major as making an entrance on a stage in front of a large audience, or in front of a camera. It even […]

Presenting and Communicating: Steve Harrison’s National Publicity Summit

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I just returned from the National Publicity Summit where I “pitched” story ideas to as many as 120 television producers, radio hosts, producers, and journalists. This group represented (to name a few): THE TODAY SHOW FOX NEWS CBS NEWS ABC NEWS THE MEREDITH VIEIRA SHOW GOOD MORNING AMERICA FORBES MAGAZINE ENTREPRENEUR USA TODAY COSMO SHAPE […]