~600 in person and virtual attendees across Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, NJ and NY. Thank you so much @tiaa for an incredible experience and a fantastic young professional event. I am humbled, honored, still glowing and grateful!! A great way to kickoff birthday festivities. #bossbehavior#keynote#csuitecoach#businessstorytelling
Don't you love clients that let you try crazy things? This is the lovely Emma-Jane from @sisterhoodofstylenz We had the best time doing her head shots recently! And if you're looking for an amazing stylist you need to check her out!
USING VISUALS When you use visual aids, remember they're an "aid". The visual is there to add to your presentation, not BE your presentation. YOU are the most important part of your speech! #publicspeaking#publicspeakingtraining
IT AIN'T EASY... But that's okay. • Every time I have migraines coming up with the right words for a speech. • Every time I struggle with the right stories for a Keynote. • Every time I want to throw the pen down and walk away... I have to breathe...smile...and realize if it were easy, everyone would do it and it wouldn't have the value it does. • Whatever you do...if it's hard; if it frustrates you at times; if it's downright maddening...smile...because it means your climbing that mountain others won't climb, and therefore you'll see sights that others won't see. • Had to repost this one... SPEAK. SHARE. SERVE.
THE VALUE OF AUDIENCE RESEARCH Know your crowd before you speak. It will help you connect with them much more than they will with other speakers who just share their content. 5 Tips 1️⃣ Talk to the Audience before you speak. 2⃣ Research the Mission Statement and Values of the company. 3️⃣ Learn some of the Lingo or Jargon employees say. 4️⃣ Shadow someone in the company or same industry for a day. 5️⃣ Make your content industry specific. i.e.: Storytelling for Salespeople. • Tag and Share this with your speaker and presenter contacts!!
BODY LANGUAGE TIP - Dress the Part How you look affects how you feel and how you act. Whether it's for work or just going to the mall, dress as if you are going to run into the most important person you know at ANY time. When you look like a million bucks, you feel it and will attract like minded thoughts. And you better believe that will affect your stage performance!!
BODY LANGUAGE BASICS Get the course in the bio, but here are a few tips. • DO - Keep eye contact when speaking - Speak & Pronounce your words - Give a firm handshake • DON'T - Cross your arms - Use filler words - Fidget when talking! (Record yourself when you speak, you'll find some bad habits!) • Get the full secrets list in the bio above!
WHY ARE YOU SPEAKING? This is the most important question you will ever ask. Think about these questions before you speak: - Why am I speaking? - Why is this topic important to me? - Why should the audience care that I am sharing? - Why is it important to talk about now? (What's going on in their world that requires this message)
Recently, I became my own best client by getting really clear about what services I wanted to offer and why. Since that time, my business has grown, with the result of increased revenue. It's not often we business owners give ourselves time to devote to our communications, but the results are always so rewarding. Learn more about it on the blog - link in profile.