Episode 109 — Failing to Success with Amy Lyle

  2-Minute Tip: Challenge the Audience to Discover Truth   Immediately challenge the audience to discover a truth about themselves that proves the premise of your talk. If the group knows that you have an appreciation or understanding of their personal (or business) situation, they will engage. As a bonus, make them laugh within the first 30 seconds. Post Tip Discussion: Meet Amy Lyle   I always enjoy to talking…

Episode 108 — Digital Marketing Meets Public Speaking

    2-Minute Tip: You Know Your Stuff   Experienced speakers still feel anxiety and nerves before getting on stage, but there are a couple thing you can remind yourself of before you start speaking.   First, you know your stuff. The reason you earned that stage is that you are a subject matter expert (SME). You’re likely speaking about your work or your passion. Or you’re presenting material you’ve…

Episode 107 — Purpose in the Palm of Your Hand

    2-Minute Tip: Don’t Memorize   Memorizing your speech is generally a bad idea. You want to internalize it, not memorize it.   There are 3 main problems with memorizing your talk.   First, it’s a lot more nerve wracking. Second, if you forget a part you’re more likely to get stuck and freeze. Third, your audience wants you to be real.   You want to practice and prepare…