Using Statistics in Your Speech

When using statistical data as part of the opening or within the body of your speech, there is basic rule that should be followed. In fact, the people who produce infomercials know this rule well and use it often. TED … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Improving Your Political and Business Image

Earlier this week I read “Evangelia Souris’s Political Image Strategy advice to upcoming candidates.” She listed four areas of concern but did not elaborate on them, so allow me. Over the years I have had the opportunity of meeting many … Continue reading

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Why hire a Business Communication Coach?

No matter what field you are in, your level of management or your political aspirations, we all need to communicate effectively and efficiently. We are not talking about the technical side of communications, the writing of code or the programing … Continue reading

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Handling the Question and Answer Session

I sat through a pretty good business presentation this morning Columbia, MO’s 1 Million Cups club. If you happen to be a new business entrepreneur, and there is a 1 Million Cups club in your area, I strongly suggest you attend. … Continue reading

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Grant Writing

Grant writing falls under Rosman’s Universal Rule: Nothing is as hard as it seems but everything is harder than it looks. Though each grant is different, many ask for similar information. The proper way to be successful at grant writing … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping for Better Speech Writing

The idea of choosing a topic for your speech should not be that hard, yet the “What am I going to talk about” seems to bewilder many. Even if your topic has been chosen for you, lining up what you … Continue reading

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The Impromptu Speech for Business and Politics

I believe it was Grover Cleveland who said that there was never an impromptu speech for which he was not prepared. Yet I have watched politicians and business types freeze up when asked to give an impromptu speech in a … Continue reading

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The Effective Business Pitch

Once a week, I go to a meeting where I meet new entrepreneurs and potential clients. Before the meeting begins and again after it is over we have time to mingle and meet. The invariable question sounds simple but it … Continue reading

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6 Rules of Getting Over Speaker’s Anxiety

If you believe that professional speakers are not nervous when they step in front of a new audience, you are greatly mistaken. In fact, the fear of speaking in public is so great that some would rather have a tooth … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Better PowerPoint Presentations

Death by PowerPoint. If you have not heard that term before allow me to explain. You have attended seminars or talks about a variety of topics. Today, almost all oral presentations are accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. Most PPTs are … Continue reading

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