Boring drugs the audience. It automatically induces a big ol’ case of the drowsies. Transports folks directly to droolville. (And believe me, you do not want to have to hand out napkins with your presentation.)
That photo was snapped during my “Tricia” story at Carrie Wilkerson’s BOSS Event. Even the guy on the cell phone is laughing.
Here are 5.5.5 ways to avoid becoming a human tranquilizer…
Words create, command, and convince. Simple words such as “Would you like a cup of coffee?” cause an effect. Seconds before, coffee wasn’t on the agenda. Suddenly there’s the smell. The taste. The warmth. All from words. And a simple “Yes” will produce a cup just like you like it from the hand of another. […]
Everyone will NOT like you as a speaker (or as a person for that matter). That may be the #1 thing you need to know to get over the fear of public speaking. Most public speakers allow the minority to cripple them with fear. They worry about the ONE who won’t like the speech, or […]
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner
This is the last article in my series on “Know Your Audience.” Common Language You get super close to your audience when you speak the same language. A language that may almost seem foreign to those not in the circle. Fitness for example. I used to own a gym and we’d talk about… Reps Sets […]
David likes Mugshots hamburgers. Knows the lyrics to every 80’s hit. Is down from 463 to 412 pounds. Carrie’s favorite color is orange. Has 3 girls and a boy. Can rock a stage as a speaker like nobody’s business. Chances are good you did not know about Mugshots or the color orange simply because you […]
My boys and I love Waffle House. Maybe it’s the golden waffles. Maybe it’s the bacon. Maybe it’s the risk associated with less than stellar health ratings. Regardless, we talk, we laugh we have a blast. That’s usually what happens when sharing a meal. So here’s the suggestion… take your audience out to eat. Literally. […]
Podcast version of Universal Stories
Podcast of the Know Your Audience Article.
We’re more alike than you think – you and me… I watched cartoons as a kid on Saturday mornings – how about you? I remember climbing trees and my mom begging me to come down and bring a switch with me! How about you? I remember opening the cereal box from the bottom to get […]
The impact of knowing your audience on your writing and speaking.
Too often we’re scared to launch our site, article, book or product because it is not good enough. I shall now prove to you once and for all that you should ship NOW! Once you feast your eyes on one of my early websites you will know that it is possible to engage your audience […]
We’ve got to stop giving in to the cravings of the crowd. Almost every blogger, writer and speaker on the planet is boring because they focus on giving people what they want.
This series will help you get your voice to the masses.
In my recent public speaking survey the #1 response (by far) out of nine choices was “How to create great speeches and presentations.” If you’ll trust me with one evening of your time, I will show you how to create great presentations/speeches you can’t wait to give and audiences can’t wait to hear. For the […]
A few weeks ago I sent out a survey related to public speaking and presenting. Here are the results… Also, I asked how many people would be interested in monthly video training to help their speaking for only $37 a year (which many thought was a misprint). 85.71% said yes. I’ll be working on putting […]
This is my 60 minute presentation from BOSS. You’ll discover my off-beat wiring. Hear my story. And learn three truths to help us all become more successful and live with impact.