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 […]

You Don’t Need a Fancy Schmancy Set-Up

The tech can certainly feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.    Some people have lots of fun going quite overboard with it, – and I admire the way their minds work, but I prefer simplicity (at least until I have a team).    What’s most important thing is this – do not distract your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

You’re Making it Hard for People to Listen

I get that you’re afraid you’re going to forget what you’re going to say. I also get that you’re happy to have your notes up on the screen. But the presentation isn’t about you or for you – it’s about them! They are not helped by seeing your speaker’s notes.  We, as humans, are not […]

How to Use Special Days for Content Ideas

It can feel overwhelming trying to come up with new content week after week.  lol, I remember paying $200 to have a service send me a (very annoying) prompt every day. Funny enough, I don’t think I’ve ever used a single one of them.  This’ll be cheaper for you and provide you with some timely […]

How to Have the Mindset of a Graphic Designer

Most presenters think they can design slides well because companies like Apple and Microsoft have made it super easy to make slides, but easy doesn’t mean audience members get it or enjoy it. When have you ever enjoyed trying to read a slide while a speaker keeps talking? It’s just plain annoying. No slide needs […]

How to Punch up your Presentation

We all know that comics word hard on their timing, specifically having a punch word at just the right place. You can do the same, although you need to alter the notion slightly, so you don’t come off like a comic trying hard to get a laugh.  While you can get some laughs with this placement […]