Many professionals don’t take the time to get to know their audiences before they speak. If you are a professional who wants to speak to grow your business, you must first get to know your audience. Most presenters don’t take the time to learn what’s important to the group they are speaking to.
Networking is a great way to generate new business.However, it is not the most inexpensive method,contrary to popular belief. Networking takes time.Time to plan for an event, time to work the event,and time to follow-up after the event. Networkingcan be an expensive way to grow your business.
If it is done right, it can [...]
1. Don’t put your entire speech on your slides. Not only is this boring, but your audience will be able to see what you’re going to say. Instead, “bullet” or outline your high points. Remember, mystery creates interest.
2. Don’t read your slides word for word. Your audience can read faster than you can [...]
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend the Jay Abraham’s Super Sessions Seminar in Anaheim, California. As I listened on the first day as each of the 125 participants stood up to introduce themselves, I was in ah. I have never before attended a seminar with such high level business owners and [...]
Are you losing a TON of business because you are not speaking in front of groups?
Many professionals and business owners struggle with speaking in front of groups. They struggle because they don’t know what to say or how to say it. They are afraid of looking foolish. Consequently they give up before they [...]
Speakers can open their presentation using one of a host of methods. So why do most non-professional speakers begin their speech with those attention-grabbing words, “Ah, I am so-in-so, ah . . . um”? Beginning your speech with filler words such as “ah” or “um” immediately tells your audience that you are an untrained [...]