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“I Know I Should..” I know I should Write Better Openers Improve my Call to Action Closes Come Up with Better Stories (Add my own __________.) “I Know I Shouldn’t…” I shouldn’t Assume Anything about any listeners Read my Talk Rush Because It is So......

“Really successful people say NO to almost everything.”  Warren Buffet  “I’ll get back to you tomorrow” gives you time to compare this request with Your core goals and values before saying yes. Note: I suggest the saying NO about this current invitation only, and only this time.......

The wonderful Marshall Goldsmith, www.MarshallGoldsmith.com, “Chris Cuomo recently premiered his news analysis show Cuomo Prime Time on CNN. He got this amazing opportunity because he is an exceptional interviewer!” Chris: Here are Three Tips that apply to any kind of interviewing that you’re going to do. 1. Prepare: Know what......

How to get your listeners to pay more attention to you? Problem: They are information-over-saturated before you speak. Solution: Pre-edit yourself to short and simple ideas/pitches. How to Do This? Decide what you want people to do. Choose three reasons why they would benefit from doing that. Write some ideas (bullets)......

If you were to open your holiday cards and see a kind thank you note from your boss or employee, you might be surprised and delighted. I would.   Even people who I would never invite for dinner have some redeeming qualities I can compliment on authentically.Your boss......

People often see you as an expert and authoritative when you speak slowly the first time you meet them. Speak significantly faster than your new acquaintances & they may sense you are rushed and overwhelmed. Is this fair? No. Is it true? Yes. Cory Treffiletti of......

None of us is as smart as all of us. Ken Blanchard suggests we ask and listen without judgement to the bottom rungs of our organization.  No one was ever fired too soon. “He/she has great numbers. Too bad he/she upsets everyone.” Bad decision! Your......

To Interrupt: When you disagree, what is more effective than interrupting? Use a non-verbal gesture. Shake your head to indicate that you have a different point of view. You could hold up your hand to signal, “No.” The speaker may pause or end quickly. This......

To Interrupt: When you disagree, what is more effective than interrupting? Use a non-verbal gesture. Shake your head to indicate that you have a different point of view. You could hold up your hand to signal, “No.” The speaker may pause or end quickly. This......

 Which story is interesting & memorable? My cousin Harry and I went to Cape Cod for our other cousin’s, Hermione’s, 10th Anniversary party. When we arrived we were surprised that there was no electricity in her whole neighborhood, about 8 blocks square. We set up the......

Have you found when you have delivered the same information many times to clients, etc., you are better on the final performances? This is the definition of Rehearsal. I do not rehearse for every meeting! I do rehearse when it is an important project or I will be......

Áine Cain – Strategy Reporter – Business Insider | LinkedIn, summarized Julius Caesar’s Leadership Style. “The best leaders don’t just do amazing things — they know how to present a compelling story. After a relatively brief war with a certain Pharnacles II of Pontus, Caesar had to......

www.ConfidentSpeaking.com They use these Tips to Oppose Anxious Thoughts: 1. Leaders pay attention to their self-talk and notice old or false beliefs. They dispute them with the truth. They change, “If I mess this up, I will lose credibility” to “When I mess up I......

 Have you noticed that people’s beliefs are swayed as much through Storytelling as through logical arguments? You can Use This Power!   Begin with the person and the conflict. Tell what good and bad things happened and how they triumphed. The Underdog Story: These stories encourage your managers and......

Problem: Their colleagues associate meetings with incomprehensible speeches and wasted time. Solution: Their speaking skills can be dramatically improved. Your department and the employees benefit when:  * Managers regularly alert employees to what may hinder their effectiveness or advancement.  * Managers suggest to English-as-a-Second-Language professionals and others that they improve their......

Act out Each Story! Tell the story in about three sentences and act like each character instead of saying what each person said. If your story is too long, ask a friend who speaks concisely to retell your story to you.  I’ll do that for you. Small Improvements......

This is #2 in a series. OK to share. “Success comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together though, they add up.” Author, Edward S. Finkelstein  “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.”......

Perhaps not at your organization, but some people must prepare for liars when addressing small or large groups. Be aware of their techniques. Rehearse your replies and reactions to prepare for these manipulations. A Big Lie is more believable than a specific one. Liars use general statements.......