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The Authentic Speaker

“Be yourself; everyone is already taken.” – Gilbert Perreira Our tendency when we are developing our speaking style is to imitate other speakers that we admire. However, we each were fearfully and wonderfully made to be exactly who we are. We were gifted accordingly. To try to be anything other than who you were created…

Body Language for Speakers

Your body language can repel or attract your audiences. So, let’s look at body language that can draw your audience in. 1) Be open. As my friend, Mark Papadas says, “Keep your body open to the audience”. Mark has shared stages with Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar and Brian Tracy and he has learned that there…

4 Types of Speaking

There are many ways to speak. Today we will explore for different ways. It is important to understand that each way is different and none are better than another. You may choose to focus on one way or you may decide to learn the skills to do more than one. 1) Free Speaking – This…

The Well-Traveled Speaker

You may be thinking this blog will share how to become a speaker that travels the world. While we will broach that subject in the future, today we will discuss how to travel well as a speaker. 1) Always have the contact information of the meeting planner who is your liaison for the speaking gig.…

What to Wear on Stage

In my last blog, we talked about “What Not to Wear on Stage”. Now, let’s talk about some tips that will help you to look and feel confident on stage. 1) Select two outfits that you feel amazing in. Have them tailored to fit you comfortably (even if you are wearing jeans). When you look…

7 Tips on What Colors to Wear When Speaking

Your message, your content and your voice are all more important than your appearance when speaking. But nothing can undermine you faster that what you wear, including the colors, and poor choices can thwart your best efforts. It may sound silly to consider color when planning what you’ll wear when speaking, but it can really…

What Not to Wear on Stage

The first impression you make when you step onto the stage is an important one. It is to your advantage to know what you should wear when you are on stage as well as what you should avoid wearing, in order to make sure your first impression a great one. Let’s begin with what not…