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It’s OK to be nervous. We all are to a certain extent. Even me. Well, not now, ‘cause there’s nobody here. I’m talking about on stage.

Now, there are lots of techniques you can try to treat the symptoms of nervousness. You’ll find a whack of them in the articles on my website.

But the truth is, it doesn’t get at the heart of the problem. Cause the problem is self-confidence. Plain and simple.

It’s just like anything else in life.  Do it enough and you’ll get good at it. Know you’re good at it and your self-confidence goes through the roof.

Here’s what I suggest – two things.

One. Practice. Just speak a lot, or if you want to do it in a really Read More …

How to Make Point Form Powerful

Point form seems to be highly misunderstood. I often see screens of text using full sentences. If you’re going to use full sentences, you’re better off going home. That’s because you’ll read them and THAT is the thing audiences hate the most! The number one thing! I’ve done it  … so I know! And why […] Read More

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How to Use Your Eyes to Really Connect with Your Audience

There isn’t anything that connects you with your audience more than your eyes. We call that eye contact. Now, I don’t mean cursory, flit around the room eye contact – I’m talking hard core at least two sentences long eye contact. That’s what works. Beginning speakers know they have to have good eye contact and […] Read More

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Should You Use Presentation Handouts?

What to do with handouts? Do I give them out before I speak, after … during? Here’s the traditional handout. Three slides to a page – a place for notes on the right hand side. The pros – an appropriate place to write notes – right next to the visual they relate to. People remember […] Read More

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