Your Speech Coach Says, “Put Your Audience First”

How do you persuade customers or clients? The only way you can get someone to give you what you want – to persuade them to use your product or service – is to motivate them with your words. And here’s … Continue reading

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What’s Your “Why” Story?

If you are speaking about what you do for more than five minutes, an important story to include tells WHY you are doing what you are doing, or selling what you are selling.  What is it that lights your fire?  … Continue reading

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Your Speech Coach Says, “Play to Your Strengths”

Loved watching every moment of the NBA Finals—tweeting with millions of others as I watched!  I looked for a connection between those fast-paced, close-scoring games, and coaching you to present yourself and your business with confidence.  I found 3 points … Continue reading

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Your Speech Coach Says, “We. Don’t. Quit.”

Ever notice you barrel through, or stumble through, the meat of an assignment, but then, when it comes to putting on the finishing touches – BAM! Life gets in the way. To achieve most things in life, even small ones, … Continue reading

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Why You Should Never “Wing It”

Remember, one of Mimi’s Laws of Great Speaking: “Never make an audience nervous.” It’s not just that the audience is reminded of 8th grade speech class, it’s that they are way more sophisticated now. With the advent of TED Talks, … Continue reading

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The Two Things Audiences Will Not Forgive

As you may know, the number one fear of people is public speaking. Death is number five. But the truth is, audiences really want you to succeed. There are very few things they can’t forgive. I know of only two: don’t be … Continue reading

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Managing Your Butterflies – Part 2

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2015 Resolution: “I will put myself out there more to grow my business.” Is this your resolution? As a professional, you have many opportunities to speak in front of groups of people. This could be THE year you do it! … Continue reading

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Speaking with Confidence: Managing Your Butterflies

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2015 Resolution: “I will put myself out there more to grow my business.” Is this your resolution? As a professional, you have many opportunities to speak in front of groups of people. This could be THE year you do it! … Continue reading

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Bless Your Holiday Stress: Part Two

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We are in the middle of it: the season of giving AND receiving. You know how you’ll be “receiving” some family and friend obligations you never receive except during this time of the year? Once you CHOOSE to receive, you … Continue reading

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Bless Your Holiday Stress, Part One

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Here it comes again –the season of giving AND receiving. You know how you’ll be “receiving” some family and friend obligations you never receive except during the two months ahead? Once you CHOOSE to receive, you now get to choose your attitude … Continue reading

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