Do Your Stories Have Characters?

As an entrepreneur who speaks, you want people to buy whatever it is you’re selling at the end of your presentation. But most of the time, people don’t buy. Why??? That’s what you want to know. Watch the video below to hear about the exercise that pinpoints what’s holding them back… And here’s what I […]

Help Them Get to the “After” Version

When it comes to people changing, they need to know that change is possible, change is possible for them, and it’ll be worth the sacrifice.  There’s one best way to make that abundantly clear to them, but most speakers don’t do a great job with this part.  Watch the video to see how to make […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reframing Isn’t Just for Art

It can be hard to see past what’s happened to us in the past, but often they’re just stories we tell ourselves.  If you’re focused on yourself and what other people think of you as you present, you won’t be relaxed and charismatic as you speak.  Listeners want you to succeed because you have the […]

Engage Your Audience with Stories

Storytelling is the backbone of your speaking skills. Nothing gets into people’s hearts quicker, makes change seem more  doable, and allows people to remember you for years to come like good, old-fashioned storytelling. So, if you want to tell those kinds of stories – the really good one, join me this coming Friday at 7 […]

How to Get Word of Mouth on Purpose

Most solopreneurs get the majority of their leads from referrals, yet ironically have no formal strategy to ensure it happens regularly.  In Jay Baer’s and Daniel Lemin’s new book, “Talk Triggers,” they give you the step-by-step on how to make word of mouth happen on purpose. It so happens that I’ve seen it myself. Watch the video […]