Everybody Loves Before and Afters

When you tell a story, do you start at the beginning, then tell it in chronological order? Most people do. It’s conventional, and conventional is rather boring.  But you don’t have to be. You can change the story structure around to add some dramatic impact.  Watch the video to hear two more options that are […]

How to Look Someone in the Eye

It feels like the hardest part of speaking virtually is something we do so naturally in-person – look you in the eye.  People don’t trust people who don’t look them in the eye, and it’s hard to stay engaged when someone isn’t looking at you.  Watch the video to find out two ways to help keep […]

Two of the Best Words to Start a Story With

There are a few ways to delve into a story. Some are better than others. For example, you could ask permission, like saying, “If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to tell you a story…”, which comes off not so confidently. I’m all about you looking sexy confident on that stage, so I don’t suggest you […]

A Cool Way to be Seen as a Thought Leader

Selling yourself is hard to do, but luckily there’s a standard tool in the speaking industry that does the work for you – the speaker one sheet.  If you don’t have one, you’re going to need design one (or hire someone to design it for you) for event organizers and meeting planners. If this is […]

Sell Your Speaking with a Speaker One Sheet

Selling yourself is hard to do, but luckily there’s a standard tool in the speaking industry that does the work for you – the speaker one sheet.  If you don’t have one, you’re going to need design one (or hire someone to design it for you) for event organizers and meeting planners. If this is […]

Two Ways to Look at the Price of Something

It can feel like you have expenses everywhere you turn.  Yet, some things are worth investing in to grow your business.  You need to be able to distinguish between what will take money out of your pocket versus fill it back up 10 or 100 fold.  Watch the video to find out one way I […]

How to Conclude with a Nice Touch

Ending a presentation can feel awkward and like we just want to get out of there, but it’s super important to end on a high note. More specifically, you want to end by giving people hope, so they’ll go out and try your suggested solution. Otherwise, why did you bother speaking in the first place?  […]

Is Your Freebie Rave-Worthy?

Think about it. When was the last time that someone complimented you on your freebie (lead magnet) or others found you because of it?  Is it so fabulous that people tell other people they have to check it out, or is it worth its actual price – gournisht (nothing)! I get it, maybe you made […]

How to Improve your E-Mail Pitches

You make an impression even before someone clicks on your video to see your pitch or speaker demo. If you want to stand out, signing your e-mail with “Sent from iPhone” or some plain text with a corporate logo won’t impress anyone. Plus, not everyone you e-mail will remember meeting you, so including your photo is […]

It’s Okay to Talk in Circles

You might be worried about rambling (I heard two people in the last week state that they want to be “concise” speakers,) but this is about making your storytelling stand out.  One of my favourite ways to tell a story is to break it up. Crazy, I know!  Remember, it’s your story, and you get […]