Episode 093 — 18 Public Speaking Tips

    2018 has been a great year for 2-Minute Talk Tips, and I got to talk with some amazing people from around the world for the show, This week, I pull together the initial tip from each guest into a single episode. If you want to listen to the whole episode each tip came from or explore the guest’s background, click in the link below.   Episode ¬†Guest Tip…

Episode 092 — Greet Your Audience and Meet Dave Jackson

      2-Minute Tip: Greet Your Audience   A lot of speakers pace back stage or pound coffee or try to deal with nerves in other ways before going out to speak.   Instead, go out into the audience as folks are arriving, and greet audience members. Have a brief chat to get to know folks. This accomplishes a few things.   It gives you something to do and…

Episode 091 — Describe your Audience and Meet Phillip Andrew

  2-Minute Tip: Describe your Audience   Back in 2008,¬† Best Buy described 4 personae who represented their target customers. The even started designing different stores to appeal to Buzz, Barry, Ray, or Jill. They had detailed descriptions for theses archetypes.   I’m not sure if it’s the best approach for a big-box retailer, but it can help your talks.   It’s important to understand your target audience. Start by…

Episode 090 — Get on Stage and Meet Donnie Boivin

  2-Minute Tip: Get on Stage More   Ultimately, the most important way to get better as a speaker is to speak more. Find more stages and get on them. Reach out to local clubs and service organizations who are always looking for speakers in your community. Theses gigs may not pay anything, but especially when you’re starting out as a professional speaker, you need to get in the stage…