Category Archives for "Delivery Strategies"

Tools to Bring Your Stories to Life through Your Characters – Video Post

Question: How do you breathe life into a story? Answer: Characters Question: How do you make your characters feel real? Answer: Through subtle differences in voice, posture, positioning, expressions and dialogue. Here is your video lesson on using characters to connect deeper and laugh harder with your audience. My Update Since Creating This Video Nowadays […]

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3 Speaker Tools for Mastering Character Interaction In Your Stories

One of the most difficult challenges for many speakers is to master character interactions inside of their stories. This is because they haven’t quite figured out the proper and natural mix of narration and dialogue. In my experience, too many speakers use way too much narration. As a result, they end up retelling the story […]

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How the Inner Game of Public Speaking can Make or Break your Speech (3 Scenarios and Solutions)

There is an inner game of public speaking. What’s going on inside of your mind determines the effectiveness of what comes out of your mouth. Some speakers simply memorize and recite their words and consider that a success. It’s not. That’s a memorization contest. If your mind is focused on remembering what comes next, then […]

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2 How to Shine by Making Your Audience the Stars of Your Speech (4 Ways)

Recently I received a phone call and an e-mail from an executive at an organization I spoke to 10 years ago. She said, “Can you speak at our conference again this year? We really enjoyed you last time!” Now, please don’t take this as me being cocky, but I’m surprised they didn’t call sooner. Why? Because […]

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A Crescendo – Do Not Go Into Your Next Speech Without One

Many speakers tell stories that have some ups and downs and maybe even good emotional twists and turns, but they don’t often reach a crescendo. Crescendos are so important because they are the defining moments that bring the audience’s energy to its highest point. Without them, your audience can easily be deflated. What’s a Crescendo? […]

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