Avoid Becoming a Human Tranquilizer

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.)

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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…

Public Speaking – Unbreakable Laws

Two years ago I sat captivated in an audience listening to one of the best speakers on the circuit. He almost hypnotized us with his cadence of style and charisma. Leaning toward the stage I began to study his methods in order to learn and apply some of his techniques. He seemed to possess every […]

5 Tips for Great Speaking

The difference in a powerful and pitiful presentation is usually a few essential basics. The following seven reminders must be part of every speech. 1. Audience Awareness. The better you know the people in the seat, the better your presentation will be. Too many speakers are self-centered. They design a message that sounds good to […]

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 Getting ripped to the gills High intensity Forced reps Drop sets   Or […]

Universal Stories

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 […]

Public Speaking Criticism

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 […]

Bullseye Speaking

When the meeting or event is over what do you want the audience to leave with? What concept? What idea? What unforgettable belief? What new opinion? What information? Your Purpose is the Bull’s-eye of the message, the target you want to hit. You may have noticed that a Bull’s-eye is part of my Evans Communication […]

010 Know Your Audience

Podcast of the Know Your Audience Article.

You Are The One

The #1 excuse or fear I hear the most from speakers is, “Who am I to speak to this group of people? I’m nobody special.” Ok, I know email is not the easiest way to pump you up and give you a motivational shot in the arm, but I’m going to give it my best. First, you […]

It Doesn’t Take Much

I teach a bible class every Sunday morning at church. Rarely do I mention any of my work. In fact, the most asked question my family gets is… “What exactly does Paul do?” My refusal to get “labeled” has now labeled me an enigma. However, yesterday in a class of about 100 we were talking […]

The Ultimate Outcome

The Ultimate Outcome When the meeting or event is over what do you want the audience to leave with? What concept? What idea? What unforgettable belief? What new opinion? What information? Your Purpose is the Bull’s-eye of the message, the target

Words

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. […]