Category Archives: Public Speaking

Public Speaking Part 4-I’ve Written my Speech. Now what?

You’ve written your speech.  Now what?  The best thing to do next, if possible, is to get more information about the individuals in your audience.  When you deliver a speech or give a talk, you don’t talk to a crowd, … Continue reading

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Public Speaking-Part 3-What Story Do I Use When I Write My Speech?

I talked to you before about using a story in your talk or speech.  The Dale Carnegie model for a short talk, two minutes or so, is called the magic formula and it is so effective that it seems magical.  … Continue reading

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Public Speaking: Part Two, How do I Write my Speech?

What else should a talk include?  A talk or speech should include a story to demonstrate a principal, an example of a payoff from the principal, a call to action and, if possible, some fun. Why should the speech or … Continue reading

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Public Speaking: Part One: How Do I Write My Speech?

After a recent networking event where we all had a chance to get up and pitch ourselves, some of the attendees asked me to write on public speaking, so here it is.  If you have a plan, understand the difference … Continue reading

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The five second pause rule-one part of being a great leader

Here is how you tell whether or not you should have responded in the way in which you responded. If it were your boss would you have responded with the same quip and drawn the same laugh? If the answer is yes, then I congratulate you. For many of you I am willing to bet that the answer would be “NO!” or even “x@#$! NO!” Continue reading

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