Paid Publlic Speaking

5 Steps to Building a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Speaking Business

Sep 19th, 2011 | By
5 Steps to Building a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Speaking Business

5 Steps to Building a Solid Client-Attracting Marketing Funnel for Your Speaking Business by E.G. Sebastian (while this article was written for speakers, many of the concepts apply to coaches, consultants, authors… ) Difficulty Level: Beginner t0 Intermediate  I met some really bright speakers in the past, some that started their speaking business the right way and
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HOW TO KEEP FROM LOSING YOUR VOICE WHEN EVERYONE AROUND YOU IS SNEEZING AND COUGHING IN YOUR FACE

Jun 3rd, 2011 | By
HOW TO KEEP FROM LOSING YOUR VOICE WHEN EVERYONE AROUND YOU IS SNEEZING AND COUGHING IN YOUR FACE

By Susan Berkley What’s the best way to maintain your vocal health? To find out, I interviewed top Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, Dr. Wallace Rubin. Dr. Rubin is a clinical professor of otorhinolaryngology and bio communication at Louisiana State University and has a private practice in New Orleans. Dr. Rubin very graciously took time
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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON’T LIKE THE SOUND OF YOUR SPEAKING VOICE

May 31st, 2011 | By
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON’T LIKE THE SOUND OF YOUR SPEAKING VOICE

By Susan Berkley Do you remember the first time you heard yourself on tape, on an answering machine or voice mail? You may have been shocked and thought: “Do I really sound like THAT?” As you start to become aware of your voice you may feel it is: –         “Letting you down badly” –         “Getting
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HOW TO GET ANY AUDIENCE TO LOVE AND ADMIRE YOU: Six Lessons Learned From FDR’s Fireside Chats

May 30th, 2011 | By
HOW TO GET ANY AUDIENCE TO LOVE AND ADMIRE YOU:  Six Lessons Learned From FDR’s Fireside Chats

By Susan Berkley Although TV and radio are mass media, the best broadcasters are able to make each listener feel as if they are sharing an intimate one-on-one conversation. They never elevate themselves above their audience, but speak to everyone as if they were a dear, cherished friend. Perhaps the first broadcaster to use this technique was
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TOP 4 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR VOICE FROM SOUNDING TIRED

May 24th, 2011 | By

By Susan Berkley A stockbroker recently asked me, “Does speaking in a pitch that is not your natural pitch make your voice more likely to get tired and scratchy at the end of the day (or is that just from the whiskey and cigars!)? I think I also tend to lapse into a monotone if
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[Coaching Success-Secrets] HOW TO CURE A DRY MOUTH

May 23rd, 2011 | By
[Coaching Success-Secrets] HOW TO CURE A DRY MOUTH

By Susan Berkley If you speak a lot during the day, you may find that your mouth becomes dry, even if you drink plenty of water. Here are some things that have worked for me: 1. ADD A LITTLE LEMON JUICE TO YOUR WATER The tartness stimulates the flow of saliva. And remember to drink
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IS YOUR VOICE TOO BREATHY?

May 17th, 2011 | By

By Susan Berkley Unless you are Clint Eastwood or a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, a voice that’s too breathy can be one of the biggest credibility killers. On the positive side breathy speakers are stereotyped as compassionate, likeable and sexy. On the negative side they can come across as wishy-washy, weak, unintelligent, and unprofessional. Breathy speakers
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HOW TO SOUND LIKE YOU MEAN BUSINESS (EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE A WIMP INSIDE)

May 10th, 2011 | By
HOW TO SOUND LIKE YOU MEAN BUSINESS (EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE A WIMP INSIDE)

There comes a time in life when we need to throw our weight around. To be taken seriously. To command attention. Not to intimidate or manipulate others (I hope) but to take a powerful…

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How to Create More Effective Workshops

Aug 29th, 2010 | By

What triggered the change for me was attending a lecture given by Carl Wieman, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics. Since winning the Nobel, Wieman has devoted his time and money to researching better ways to teach college physics. At his lecture, he summarized his key research findings. Here are some of the
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The Future of Training

Jul 2nd, 2010 | By

by Becky Regan Criticality of Training in Today’s Organizations Like every successful organization, your strategy needs to include recruiting and retaining the best quality employee possible. In an expanding economy with a tightening job market, higher performing companies recognize the challenge of retaining staff. With multiple generations present in today’s workplaces, providing customized and targeted
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