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Be convincing

Be Convincing For you to be persuasive, your listeners must believe that what you claim is true. In other words, you must be convincing. As far as human brains are concerned, one telltale sign of truth is concreteness. Concreteness comes in the form of details, examples, and stories. This connection…
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July 9, 2022
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Use the Power of the Pause

Use the Power of the Pause “Feeling more confident” is a frequent goal my clients want to achieve. This chapter is about a simple technique that will make listeners perceive you as more confident and competent. It will also make you feel that way. It is all about… pausing. It…
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July 9, 2022
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Signpost Phrases

Signpost phrases Signpost phrases are short phrases that announce what you're about to say: - "Let me talk about XYZ." - "Here is why it matters." - "What we do falls into these three buckets." - "Let me tell you what's unique about our approach." - "Here is a story…
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July 9, 2022
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How to say what you do

How to Say What You Do “So, what do you?” It is a question we often get. It’s a foundational moment that plays out at the beginning of getting to know one another. How you answer provides information about your professional life and who you are as a person. Your…
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July 9, 2022
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How to make a point

How to Make a Point Your listeners can only remember a few points you make. So, making your point(s) is essential. You might think that making a point is easy. It is. But many people still get it wrong–here’s how: - They walk into a speaking situation without having prepared…
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July 9, 2022
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Befriend your fear

Befriend Your Fear My clients often feel anxiety in speaking situations. It is a concern that is second only to feeling overwhelmed by everything they think they need to say. Rather than giving my clients a recipe for exterminating their anxiety, I advise them to “make friends” with it. This…
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July 9, 2022
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Hear Yourself

Hear Yourself There is a difference between reading and hearing it when it comes to understanding the impact of something we plan to say. For example, let's take the following two statements. Version A: "My point is that, um, switching to this new project management tool is essential if we…
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July 9, 2022
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Deutsch

Wir bieten Elevator Speech Training auch auf Deutsch an. Bitte kontakieren Sie uns, falls Sie weitere Fragen haben.
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March 31, 2021
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"I had no idea so much could be done in just one hour!" Heather Ferguson, Executive Director, Common Cause New Mexico *** "In one hour, I learned more about how to effectively speak than in the last 5 years." Kelly McHood, Fund Development Director, The Well Community Development Corporation
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September 13, 2020