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 […]

Assessing the Power of Charisma and the Real You

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I often speak about the power of Charisma, how it affects your level of confidence and your ability to be the REAL you. If you’re honest with yourself, when would you say that you feel the most? Engaging Charming Energetic Attractive Vibrant Alive Without charisma, you may struggle to answer this question. Yet, your level […]

How to Inspire Others: Communicating Through Your Life Force

How to Inspire Others

My online dictionary defines life force as: The spirit or energy that animates living creatures; the soul. My question to you is how is your life force operating these days? Do you know how to inspire others when communicating? Everywhere I go I notice that most of the people I meet, as well as those […]

Communicating with Success Involves Your Choice to Take Action

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A week ago I wrote a short comment on my Facebook page about my choice to see the documentary “Amy,” the story of the rise to success and tragic death of the gifted singer Amy Winehouse. The film was moving, communicating the struggles of the young performer. It was also very depressing, staying with me […]

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 […]

Getting National Publicity: How to Pitch and Influence

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I’ll be at the National Publicity Summit hosted by Steve Harrison in New York, April 22-25, 2015. I’m excited at the prospect of getting to pitch (to over 80 journalists) and influence with all that I’ve learned about Speaking, Presenting and Communicating throughout the past 30-plus years! Included will be writers and producers who create […]

3 Quick Tips to Better Engage Your Audience

If you have to speak and give presentations for a living, chances are good that you’re always looking for tips on how to better engage your audience. Even if, like me, you’ve been in front of audiences for years, it never hurts to re-evaluate your ‘performances’ and see where there might be room for improvement. […]

How a Colorful Approach Improves Public Speaking

How many times have you heard someone say, “Oh, I don’t speak in front of people, because it’s too much pressure.” Or how about, “I get sick just thinking about it.” For many, the approach to public speaking is far from positive. But I have found that a colorful approach can be just the ticket […]