Finding Your Fam: How to Locate the Network You Need




In my last article, I wrote about the many reasons why forming personal connections is important. In this article, I’m going to give you some tips on how to find other people who are interested in expanding their network and making real connections. No, I’m not offering dating advice! But I am offering my advice Read more about Finding Your Fam: How to Locate the Network You Need[…]






The Softer Side: Why Making Personal Connections is Important for your Business and Career




In its 2016 The Future of Jobs report, the World Economic Forum predicts that by 2020 many adults will be employed in jobs that do not exist today. Changes in technology, emerging markets, shifting demographics, and other disruptions will create a wholly new employment landscape. In particular, forecasters predict a shift in sought-after job skills Read more about The Softer Side: Why Making Personal Connections is Important for your Business and Career[…]






Speak To The Top: Growing Your Thought Leadership With Public Speaking




Becoming known as an expert in your field is a surefire way to stand out among your competitors. Expertise builds trust in potential clients and builds a loyal following of customers. But building this following can be tricky. Here’s how to go about it by engaging in public speaking: Why Is Public Speaking Important for Read more about Speak To The Top: Growing Your Thought Leadership With Public Speaking[…]






Keep the Momentum: Grow Your Skills and Expand Your Reach as a Public Speaker




Well, we’ve reached the last installment of this Becoming a Great Public Speaker series. In these blog entries (part 1, part 2 & part 3), I’ve shared my tips on how to get started as a public speaker. I’m very excited for you to see what I have planned for you next! But first, I Read more about Keep the Momentum: Grow Your Skills and Expand Your Reach as a Public Speaker[…]






Using Storytelling to Stir your Audience’s Hearts




We’ve reached part 3 of my series on becoming a great public speaker. I’m going to start this week’s article with a short history lesson that explains the power of storytelling. ( Part 1 – Mindset, Part 2 – Body Language)  I want you to imagine an early civilization. Take your mind far back in time, Read more about Using Storytelling to Stir your Audience’s Hearts[…]






Adding Motion to the Mix Makes Your Good Speech Great




Welcome back to my series on how to become a great public speaker! In part 1 of this series, I shared how important it is to choose a topic that you are passionate about. Choosing a topic that inspires you makes it so much easier for you to inspire your audience with your words. This Read more about Adding Motion to the Mix Makes Your Good Speech Great[…]






24 Experts On How To Become A Great Public Speaker




Most people dread going on stage and being in the spotlight. However, public speaking can be one of the most rewarding and exhilarating experiences in your life. Our 24 experts are hustlers, thought-leaders and professional speakers who have been invited to speak to audiences around the world and in this infographic (pdf) they share their best tips and mindset Read more about 24 Experts On How To Become A Great Public Speaker[…]






Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Great Public Speaker?




Yes, you do. And I’ll explain why. When I tell people that I’m a professional public speaker and communications coach, they sometimes say, “Oh, I could never do that —I’d be too nervous” or “I hate giving speeches; I never know what to say.” I can understand why people might feel this way. Many people Read more about Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Great Public Speaker?[…]






The Power of Listening




The other day, my friend asked me “What do you think are my greatest strengths?” and after I took the time to reflect and thoughtfully replied, he said “Oh sorry, I received this text. What did you say?” Distraction dominates everywhere (even when you initiated a conversation on something you care about!) and taking the Read more about The Power of Listening[…]






How Sara Blakely used Public Speaking to Gain 2K Instagram Followers




Sara Blakely, the founder of SPANX, joined social media 5 weeks ago (Instagram to be more exact) and at the MA Conference for Women in the span of 10 minutes, she gained 2K new followers. Wait…what? Can I do this too!? Here’s my breakdown of how she did it through the influence of public speaking Read more about How Sara Blakely used Public Speaking to Gain 2K Instagram Followers[…]