Authenticity is Easy: The Passion Ploy

Last week at my networking meeting, I asked my fellow team mates if they could make a list of 10 things that they are passionate about. Most of them raised their hands. “Really,” I said, “you are all that in touch with your passions?” “Ok,” I said, “I’m going to give you all a minute […]

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. […]

Better Public Speaking: Combining Skills with Facets of Your Personality

As I have mentioned previously in my blog, my background is in acting. So many times in my life I have used skills I learned as an actor to strengthen and intensify my message as a speaker, coach and trainer. Better public speaking happens when you begin combining the skills you possess with facets of […]

How to Realize Your Greatness with Expert Insight

Viki Winterton, founder of Expert Insights Family of Opportunity, has invited me to join her September 9th on Expert Insights – her excellent BlogTalkRadio Show. Viki brings together top visionaries and those on the rise as they share their wisdom, success secrets and the defining moments that have shaped their lives and encourages listeners to […]

The Art of Speaking With Power and Presence

Are you reading this article because you want to learn more about being powerful and having an impressive presence when you speak or present? Or are you reading it because of the “speaking” word, an action that you avoid at all cost? Let me tell you, I have lived both sides of that coin and […]

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 […]

How Body Image Affects Making a Speech, Presentations

Question: What is more nerve wracking, exposing, vulnerable, or jeopardizing than making a speech or presentation in front of people? Answer: Making a speech or presentation in front of people and not having a positive feeling about how you look. Very few things in life can cause a person to feel as immediately uncomfortable as […]