Dan JanalExecutive Speech Coach I cringe every time I hear a “professional” speaker tell a tired, worn out story that I’ve heard a hundred times before. You know the stories: The professor who brings a big bottle into class and puts a rock in it and asks the class, “Is the bottle full?” [...]
By Lois Creamer “The Great Recession was an event masquerading as a trend.” T. Scott Gross Scott Gross is a thought-leader. You probably have heard of Scott. He wrote the terrific book on customer service, “Positively Outrageous Service”. He really has his finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world of [...]
Here are trends in the speaking industry from the “Lady and the Champs Speakers’ Conference. Patricia Fripp – “The speaking industry is rebounding. You must prove your return on investment to the company to get hired.” Edt Tate – “Decision makers are becoming gatekeepers. Decision making is moving to higher levels in the [...]
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Someone on Quora posted this question: “What are some of the more popular techniques used by companies to discredit their competitors?” I replied: “Your question is wrong on so many levels. Don't even think it. Karma will get you every time. And if Karma doesn't bite you on your butt, some hacker will definitely find [...]
I'm basking in the glow of a speaking job well done in Las Vegas at Alan Weiss' and Parricia Fripp's Odd Couple Seminar. How can I tell? Well, I attended Patricia Fripp’s Speaking School on Friday and spoke on Sunday by using a number of her very interesting and powerful techniques to tell stories, create content and bond with the audience. It must have worked because half the people in the room came up to me to give me their business cards – and half a dozen people left their business cards at my seat! That’s never happened before. And here’s the kicker – I didn’t try to sell anything. I just wanted to share ideas and teach them how to become thought leaders! You can read a number of my “keepers” from Patricia Fripp’s Speaking School.
Vickie Sullivan, market and brand strategist for experts, shares her views on how to be a successful, high-paid speaker in today's economy. Yes, it can be done.
When it comes to story tellers, Patricia Fripp would be on any meeting planner’s short list. Now, storytelling is all the rage. I interviewed Ms. Fripp recently on how to use stories to leave a lasting impression on your audiences. She is doing a three-day coaching session on this topic. For info click here: http://www.fripp.com/getcoachedtospeak.html [...]
I’ve spoken about creative ways to use the Internet for marketing and publicity from Beijing to Budapest, all across Mexico and Brazil as well as the U.S and Canada. One thing I’ve noticed in working with translators is that is the speaker’s job to make sure the audience understands every word. Here are 10 ideas to help you get your message across when you don’t speak the same language as your audience.