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  • kevin o'leary

    Lessons Learned – Kevin O’Leary’s Cold Hard Truth

    Kevin O’Leary, also known as the <insert your PG-rated angry reference here> person from Shark Tank and Dragons Den.  He was the reason I didn’t watch the show for a long, long time.  I just felt plain old sorry for the people he would brutally destroy in the commercials...
  • Becoming a Morning Person

    Becoming a Morning Person

    Becoming morning person isn’t at all difficult.  But once you master your mornings, you will see benefits that will make you look forward to getting up every morning.  The challenge is getting started and figuring out your routine.  You will be tired in the beginning but if you stick to...
  • bang up opening

    Ways To Create A Bang Up Opening!

    Welcome back!  Today, lets look at how we can create an opening that will get the attention of your audience. Why is this important?  Well your audience will decide in the first 30 seconds whether or not you’re worth listening to.  Its cruel, but its reality.  Sure you might...
  • structure your speech

    Structuring Your Speech

    Welcome back.  Today I’m going to discuss how to structure your speech.  A well-organized speech will go a long way in providing a positive experience for your audience.  In Toastmasters, we’re taught a strong 3-step formula. Tell them what you’re going to tell them. Tell them Tell them what...
  • difficult audiences

    Difficult Audiences

    Ever had a tough day? Ever had a tough presentation? Today, we’re going to look at how difficult audiences, or difficult members of an audience can make or break you. Recently I was teaching a class on programming.  It was a subject that I was fairly comfortable with but I’m...
  • respect the clock

    When Speaking, Always Respect The Clock!

    Hi Everyone, Today lets explore the idea of keeping within time.  Have you ever sat through a presentation where the speaker went over time? Or started late?  How did you feel when it was past time and the speaker still wasn’t done (a sign of poor listening and presentation...
  • powerpoint

    Harness The Power in PowerPoint!

    Today, we’ll explore the idea of PowerPoint.  While a great tool, it can also unravel your speech as well. The first thing that I really need to emphasize is that your PowerPoint should not be a barrier to presenting.  Meaning, you can’t live without it.  For example, suppose your...
  • tips for successful mc

    How To Become a Successful MC

    Aside from speaking, I have taken on other roles such as Stage MC or session moderator for various events.  Today we’ll look at how you can take on this role and give your audience members the biggest bang for their buck by becoming a successful MC. This role, simply put,...
  • record yourself whenever you can

    Can You Hear Yourself? Then You Need To Record Yourself!

    Hi everyone, Today we’re going to look at a technique that will accelerate your speaking ability.  If you make it a point to do this every time you give a presentation, you will find yourself opening doors and fixing issues immediately.  Its so simple that anyone can do it. ...