Speak & help-out an Organization that wants you.
Volunteer Organizations are a win-win for Speakers like You. Why? Because they provide an opportunity for You to become involved with a group of people dedicated to making a difference in someone’s life or the community where you live, work, & play. Volunteer organizations can provide you, the beginning or professional Speaker, a frequent opportunity to… [Read more…] about Show#5. Volunteer & Win every time!
Stage Fright by any other name: fear, anxiety, embarrassment, sweaty feelings, or nerves, is a very common issue for Performers. And as a Speaker or Presenter you are a Performer and frequently you can find yourself dealing with those same annoying issues. So, whether [Read more…] about Show#4. “Stage Fright is a Good Thing?”
Comedy is a serious matter for Traveling Speakers
Using Comedy & Humor in Speaking events & Presentations is often recommended by Trainers, books, & DVD’s. But in today’s globalized environment, this advice carries both assets & liabilities for You the Speaker.
There are valid, serious, and potentially unpleasant aspects of using Comedy & Humor. When, How and Why should you include Comedy or Humor…and how do you make that decision… and what’s the best Decision?
This is a comedic subject but with serious implications especially for International Speakers & Presenters. The plain fact is:
Comedy doesn’t travel well.
Jokes barely make it from region to region in one country. Internationally it’s even more challenging. Pack your Passport, leave the jokes at home is my best advice unless you truly know your target audience.
The impact of the web has to be acknowledged. It’s difficult, and it should be carefully considered, to tell a joke or a comedic story about almost anyone or any thing, any where, any longer.
News travel fast. Cultural sensitivities are on high alert. It’s not the “good old days” which I’m not lamenting, simply making a statement of fact which I hope will guide your decision regarding the use of both Comedy and Humor.
Using Comedy & Humor is not always a “Laughing Matter“
NOTE/ look for Update on Desktop USB microphones.
2 Mic’s, 1 Rule for professional & safe Microphone use. The growing popularity of Video Chat and On-line Conferencing has increased the need to work with Microphones for many people. So let’s look at 2 types of Microphones you’re most likely to use… [Read more…] about Show#2. 2 Mic’s, 1 Rule
Fear of Speaking? Get Over it! Participate, Advocate…
This video looks at the Fear of Speaking and suggests one way you can control this very universal “Fear”. If you’re one of the 60%-70% of Americans who say they suffer from the Fear of Speaking then this Post/Video is for You.
Not participating in Social, Business, or Professional Presentations & Conversations? Well that’s not doing anybody any good and…this is a major life-long disadvantage even a liability for your life & career. But, You can learn to manage or eliminate this Fear(Stage fright, Sweats, Anxiety). With speaking skills you can build an interactive, successful future as a Contributor to and a Leader in your community.
Performance of Speaking skills are Proven skills used by Professional Speakers & Presenters and they are learnable skills. It doesn’t take forever, and it won’t cost a fortune. Working with a Coach that you like, in an environment that you Trust will help you quickly overcome feeling embarrassed. At the same time, while working with your new Skills, you’ll be building the Confidence that makes Speaking Successful and ultimately Rewarding. Your Ideas are Important, Learn How to Share them and you can make a difference.
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“Performance of Speaking” skills will help You
Participate, Advocate, Communicate, Educate