Category Archives for "Structural Strategies"

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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6 Lift your Speech with Spontaneity

  That past 12 years of professional speaking have taught me something invaluable that I never expected to learn about audiences. Your connection to them often comes from what you didn’t plan to do or say   Spontaneity Sparks Speaking Success Surely you can connect with your planned content. However, audience members love to feel […]

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15 21 Reminders for Speaking Brilliance

  To become a top-notch speaker and keep improving, it is important to internalize valuable speaking truths. Now, these are my truths but I’ve certainly found them to work for the hundreds of speakers I have personally coached. I suggest that you tack these Reminders up in your workspace and keep them in front of […]

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22 Video: Use the Back-to-Back Story Method to Influence Your Audience

Using two stories back-to-back is often a very effective way to influence your audience, especially if one story represents a “don’t” and the other story represents a “do.” Why? It’s because the contrast in the stories helps to make the “right way” decision clear. In this video, I use two stories back-to-back to make one clear […]

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