Found: Your Voice!

The Voice on NBC features blind auditions. This is supposedly waaaaaay better than sight auditions where a person’s attractiveness, or lack of, could cause their vocals to take on a different quality to the listener. It’s crazy how the eyes can override the ears like that. Coaches on sight audition programs like America Idol have […]

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.)


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 […]

Jared Leto’s Oscar Speech

Jared Leto’s Oscar speech is getting massive play. Which it should because of it’s… Brevity. He did not ramble or run on. Story. The way he thanked his mom by telling her story was classy, but also intriguing. Depth. Without a soapbox or agenda laced comments, Jared brought awareness to an often controversial issue without […]

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 […]

“I’ll Work on That”

When someone says, “You know, you really need to change…” Too often we get defensive. Too often we get hurt. Too often we point to a flaw in the person telling us what to change. Too often we justify. Instead, like my buddy did in the last post, we could just say, “I’ll work on […]

Everybody Wants Their Life to Count

Everybody wants their life to count. Do you believe that? Do you believe that deep down everyone wants their life to count? They want to get to the end of life and look back and see the difference they made? Well, it’s not actually true. There are plenty of people who live only for the […]