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Your Hello Smile

Your Hello Smile

In this video I share: How to walk up to the stage or front of the room with confidence Why taking a moment before you begin makes such a big difference for your audience and for you How to engage your own Hello Smile 🙂 Adapted transcript of video: Okay,...

How to facilitate an awesome Q&A session.

How to facilitate an awesome Q&A session.

In this video I share: How to help your audience think of great questions to ask, quickly The best way to answer a very specific question so it helps more people in the room The number one thing you should know about WHEN to do your Q & A (this can...

What to wear for your next speaking event

What to wear for your next speaking event

In this video I share: Cute does not always mean comfortable (sadly). About the time I forgot this, at a high price to my speaking experience… How does what you wear help you to connect with your audience? Are you distracting the audience from your speech?...

What to Do If You Start to Panic Right Before Your Talk

What to Do If You Start to Panic Right Before Your Talk

In this video, I share: A window into that moment before a TEDx speaker heads toward the stage How to create distance from our panic in the moment Actionable steps you can take any time you feel high levels of anxiety rising in your body Adapted...

What if I'm not funny as a speaker?

What if I'm not funny as a speaker?

In this video, I share: Why this topic is quite personally relevant for me (and maybe you?) How to tell a story in a way that captivates - even better than humor at the right times Some delivery style choices that are sure to get and keep the...

Post Presentation Syndrome

Post Presentation Syndrome

In this video, I share: A story of a client who was absolutely certain she had bombed her talk - when in fact, she had nailed it! But her brain was telling her a totally different story… How to recognize post-presentation syndrome and what to do...

How to Get the Attention of Meeting Organizers

How to Get the Attention of Meeting Organizers

In this video, I share: How to empower friends or colleagues so they can introduce you to people they know who run events Ways to approach event organizers to make a meaningful connection that might lead to a speaking opportunity Why you don’t...

What Makes a Great Speaking Gig?

What Makes a Great Speaking Gig?

In this video, I share: About a time when my speaking style just wasn’t a great fit for the audience (I survived but it wasn’t easy!) What is a “Story in your pocket” and when to use it How to assess whether a speaking opportunity is a good one...

Should I Speak for Free?

Should I Speak for Free?

Main points in this video: The two conditions under which I believe it's a good idea to speak for free How speaking naturally inspires awesome new clients to seek you out to hire you The specific questions you want to ask yourself to decide if speaking for...

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