When The Audience Starts To Mentally Vomit

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What is the second slide in a PowerPoint presentation after the deadly boring title slide? Sometimes it’s the deadly boring agenda; sometimes, and that is even worse, it’s the “About me” slide. When the audience sees the “About me” slide they start to mentally vomit.

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Four Empowering Public Speaking Lessons

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For the seventh year in a row, I had the great honor and pleasure to work side by side with Conor Neill, my fabulous friend and terrific teacher at IESE Business School. Add personal growth pros like Tony Anagor, Tobias Rodrigues and John Zimmer and you end up suffering from inspirational stress!

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One Speech And Four Big Mistakes

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It was two days after my fortieth birthday. It was a penalty without a goalkeeper. I would give a great keynote speech on charisma, one of my favorite topics. I would blow those 350 lawyers out of their designer socks. It was such a done deal. And it all went so wrong.

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What Speakers Can Learn From Google

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It is an art. Getting top ranks for your links on Google is an art. In the past I have worked with numerous search engine optimizers. You need the skills of ten Dr. Sheldon Lee Coopers to get anywhere near the top. But all the mathematical metrics aside, what is the number one reason . . . → Read More: What Speakers Can Learn From Google

Do You Serve Crappy Fast Food When You Speak In Public?

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Today, we had a special guest. For 16 years, our guest was a breeder of Golden Retrievers. Her life situation changed; she had to give up her passion. She was looking for a family for her last remaining Golden. She found us. Today, she came over to our house for lunch.

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