On Monday I had a speaking engagement. I had been at a seminar all weekend and I completely forgot about it. Normally my Mondays are dedicated to working on my book. So there I was, in my pajamas at my computer leisurely responding to emails, when all of a sudden I noticed [...]
An invitation is the same as a call to action. Many public speaking presentations fall apart because they don’t have a call to action. I’ve changed the wording to “invitation.” I like to think of it as an invitation to do business, an invitation to take the next step, an invitation to get their [...]
Public speaking will get you more clients and more leads. Let me show you how. Take out a piece of paper and write LEADS vertically down the page. This will be an acronym that will help you to remember why public speaking is right for you.
L stands for Leverage
Public speaking lets you [...]
To turn your passion into profits, speak about what you love. Passion translates to others. They can see it. We’ve all heard speakers who don’t have passion about their topic. We wonder why they are speaking at all. There was a student of mine who sold energy drinks and was very lackadaisical in his [...]
As summer approaches, I am already nostalgic for Spring. I love Spring. It’s like everything is fresh and new. The flowers come out, the breeze is warm, and it’s really beautiful here in Southern California. All over the world, Spring is about renewal and coming alive—a fresh new start.
It got me thinking. How [...]
I’m hooked on the new television show, “The Walking Dead,” which is about the end of the world with zombies in it. To me, it’s a show about relationships; about what happens when things get tough and people pull together to survive. But it’s also about zombies.
Have you ever spoken in front of [...]
Remember the last time you read a book that you just couldn’t put down? No matter who called, no matter what you had to do that day, you just couldn’t put it down. While I was on a train going from Boston to Philadelphia I almost missed my stop because I was so into [...]
Murphy’s Law states—whatever can go wrong, does. This is true even when you speak. The good news is, knowing what might go wrong ahead of time will help you to know how to handle it.
If Murphy does shows up on the scene, never let your audience see you sweat! Never [...]
I learned a long time ago from listening to Mark Victor Hansen, Tony Robbins, Les Brown and other great speakers, that inspiration is the key to moving people into action—to create movement towards their dream.
Before you can really be persuasive you need to ignite that spark so that people will move forward, listen [...]