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Take 5 Tips Video! 5 Attention Grabbers for Speeches and Presentations

Posted by Blog Tipster

July 7, 2016

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When you run a meeting for your team or present at a conference, how much time do you put into your opening moments?

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Topics: Public Speaking Training, Presentation Skills Training

Presentation Ideas: The 3 Step Process to Blow the Doors Off Your Prep

Posted by Bridget Beirne

April 8, 2016

Bridget-Beirne.pngI said my first line on stage in the fourth grade.  We did some little scenes as part of our Christmas concert, and from that moment I was hooked. The closer we got to the concert, the more after-school rehearsals we had. And while other kids were itching to get home after the school day, I couldn't WAIT for rehearsal to begin. 

Since then, I've worked on many different rehearsal schedules: Two months, five weeks, two weeks, two days (no kidding). While I might not always still exhibit my eight year old zeal, (hey, adult life is exhausting!) one thing that hasn't changed is the effectiveness of the simple, three step process to prepare for performance: the Rehearsal Process.

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Topics: Public Speaking Training, Presentation Skills Training

Creative Presentation Ideas: Attention Grabbers, Hold the Cheese

Posted by Bridget Beirne

February 26, 2016

If you've ever watched a sitcom (and who among us has not?) you're probably familiar with the idea of the "cold opening". That little snippet of a scene before the opening credits roll is meant to get the audience on the hook right away, and keep them from changing the channel. The thought is that once the viewers are involved in the story, they'll be less likely to stray from the show.

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Topics: Public Speaking Training, Presentation Skills Training

It's Time to Say Goodbye to Your Public Speaking Anxiety

Posted by Bridget Beirne

October 23, 2015

bridget-beirne-1.pngGlossophobia. It's not the fear of lip gloss, or glasses, or glossaries. Instead, it's the very, VERY common phobia that reportedly 75% of us struggle with in one way or another: the fear of public speaking. (And we all know the old stat about people being more afraid of speaking in public than, oh, actually dying.)

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Topics: Public Speaking, Public Speaking Training, Presentation Skills Training

Why You Need to Be Fearless in a Storytelling Speech

Posted by Tom Frey

March 21, 2014

Effective business storytelling in a professional presentation requires being fearlessly YOU.

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Topics: Building Relationships, Public Speaking, Communication, Presentations, Public Speaking Training, Acting, Business Storytelling, Presentation Skills Training, Professional Communication Skills