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Top Ten Lessons Learned from Mark Twain

Top Ten Lessons Learned from Mark Twain

If Mark Twain were alive today, he would have more followers on Twitter than Oprah Winfrey.  Why?  He was a master of epigrams: pithy sayings or ideas communicated in a clever and amusing way.  He is one of the most quotable individuals, and for good reason. While...

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The Ancient Art of Storytelling

The Ancient Art of Storytelling

Before the onslaught of technology and information that follows us everywhere there was one effective method for passing along information from person to person, village to village, civilization to civilization:  Storytelling. Before there was the ability to write, or...

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Talking or Communicating?

If you've got whatever you've developed and you can't communicate it, you are no closer to the top of your mountain than you were when you developed it. I have been to multiple pitches and I always say to clients: "Tell me what it is that you're selling." They will...

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Top Ten Ways to Adjust Your Attitude for Success

Top Ten Ways to Adjust Your Attitude for Success

Public speaking is far from most people’s favorite thing to do.  In fact, it’s not just something people don’t want to do, but for many, it’s something they’re legitimately afraid to do.  However, with communication being such a critical element of a person’s...

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An Effective Politician’s Secret to Public Speaking

An Effective Politician’s Secret to Public Speaking

Most successful politicians find themselves in the position they are in due to their ability to masterfully deliver a message and persuade others to believe in their cause.  That is their job—to speak and inspire action on behalf of the people they represent.  This is...

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Top Ten Ways to Calm Your Nerves

Top Ten Ways to Calm Your Nerves

If you’re like most people, public speaking is one of the last things they’d volunteer to do.  In fact, it’s one of the greatest fears people experience. If I’ve described you, or if you fall anywhere on the fear spectrum for public speaking, I’m here to tell you that...

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Turn to the Experts

Turn to the Experts

When it comes to refining any craft – like public speaking – it’s always incredibly helpful to absorb as much relevant information from experts as possible.  Which is why I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of excellent books that focus on career development,...

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The Unknown Opportunity

You are in the unknown. For anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit, the unknown becomes an opportunity. For many people though, in life and in their careers, the unknown is a burden. They get tripped up by it because they fear the thing that they don't know. In...

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Who’s a Rockstar?! You Are! 

Who’s a Rockstar?! You Are! 

Just like your first record, 8-track, cassette tape, or CD, everyone remembers their first music concert. You'll more than likely have memories of the venue and those you were with, but what you remember most is the actual group.  No matter the genre: rock, jazz, pop,...

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10 Ways to Enhance Your Speech

10 Ways to Enhance Your Speech

We can always improve our communication – always!  And more specifically, we can always improve the presentations we have the chance to give. No matter your skill or comfort level, the following are ten ways I frequently share that can immediately enhance your speech:...

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  • Top Ten Lessons Learned from Mark Twain

    Top Ten Lessons Learned from Mark Twain

    If Mark Twain were alive today, he would have more followers on Twitter than Oprah Winfrey.  Why?  He was a master of epigrams: pithy sayings or ideas communicated in a clever and amusing way.  He is one of the most quotable individuals, and for good reason. While many are familiar …
  • The Ancient Art of Storytelling

    The Ancient Art of Storytelling

    Before the onslaught of technology and information that follows us everywhere there was one effective method for passing along information from person to person, village to village, civilization to civilization:  Storytelling. Before there was the ability to write, or later print to pass along written word, it was left to …
  • Talking or Communicating?

    Talking or Communicating?

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