Category Archives for "Delivery Strategies"

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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12 Use Pocket Props to Make Your Audience TALL (Think, Act, Laugh, and Learn)

“You should use more visuals in your speeches.” What came to mind when you read that first sentence? Many speakers immediately think it means to use more PowerPoint or Keynote Slides. While those may be valuable (when used well), you can also use other visuals to connect with your audience, uncover humor, and even evoke emotions. […]

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