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Public Speaking: Don’t Wing It!

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No matter how many times you have given the same basic talk, always practice before giving it the next time.  I have given a similar marketing speech many, many times.  Occasionally, I have not practiced beforehand and I fell flat.  I was uncomfortable, and at times, tongue-tied. So, I never give a talk without adding… Continue Reading

Public Speaking: Tips on Doing Well

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One of the key ingredients for a successful speaking engagement is to be nervous as hell before you start.  It does not mean you should be trembling in your shoes, but if you are not a little on edge, you will generally fall flat.  At least that’s what happens to me. If I am very… Continue Reading

Are You Credible When Making a Presentation?

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Whether you are making a pitch to your boss, a client or prospect, or a speech to a more general audience, credibility is a crucial ingredient. Joey Asher reminds us in an article on Law.com of the importance of ethos in any presentation. Asher succinctly points out four simple tips to boost your credibility on… Continue Reading

You Can Learn A Lot About Marketing From Your Dog

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You might ask how I could make such a statement when most dogs, including my Chocolate Lab Sugar, spend most of their day sleeping. Normal people wouldn’t think that you could learn a lot about developing business from spending 90% of your time viewing the inside of your eye lids. But, ALAS, Joey Asher does… Continue Reading

Use a Secret Weapon for Your Next Presentation

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A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to speak to a trial lawyers’ bar association. Not having a lot of experience on the plaintiffs’ side of marketing, I decided the best approach would be to get some insight into what the organization was hoping to learn about marketing. Accordingly, I asked my contact… Continue Reading

Public Speaking: Overcoming Stage Fright

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A comment to a recent post of mine led me to a book about overcoming America’s No. 1 Fear – public speaking. The title of the book Stage Fright: 40 Stars Tell You How They Beat America’s #1 Fear by Mick Berry and Michael Edelstein got my attention. It isn’t the same as “writer’s block”… Continue Reading

Public Speaking: Try Some Humor…Carefully!

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Before I give a speech, I get nervous. I’ve learned over the years that that is a good thing. If I’m not nervous, it’s because I am overconfident, and then I usually bomb. So, I don’t dread being nervous, but I like to get over it pretty quickly after beginning my talk. Therefore, I like to start with… Continue Reading