Category Archives for "Delivery Strategies"

9 The Crescendo: An Underutilized Tool for Speakers

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 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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19 20 Reasons Speakers do NOT Connect with their Audiences

You might have the greatest content in the world, but, if you do not connect with your audience, it all goes to waste. That’s like being on the phone and having something very important to tell your friend but the call keeps dropping. No matter what you had to say will not get through. However, […]

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11 7 Speaking Secrets from a 7-Minute Coaching Video

Audiences remember what they see and what you say. As you watch the following video of me coaching another speaker, you will pick up 7 Secrets that will help you… Breathe life into every story/speech Uncover organic humor Make your message memorable   7 Speaking Secrets Secret #1: Don’t be the hero of your own […]

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20 Using Hitchhiking Humor – Ways to Make Every Story Funnier

What is hitchhiking humor? It’s the humor you pick up on the way to your punch line. Let me explain. Often I put a story together and I know what the punch line is going to be. However, at times, through testing, I get a laugh much sooner than I thought and in an area I […]

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