Category Archives: Reading A Room

5 things great speakers and great leaders have in common

I recently read an article by leadership authority Roxi Hewertson, President & CEO of the Highland Consulting Group, that listed five things great leaders do, as well as five things failing leaders do. What struck me was how the information … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Grab an Audience’s Attention

Is your audience getting bored? Here are 10 ways you can grab their attention and get them re-enganged. Ask a question Vary your voice … volume, pitch and tempo Slam the lectern … but only if it helps make your … Continue reading

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Public Speaking Tip #33: The Power of Influence and “Mind Control”

  When you are an inspirational or motivational speaker, you will need to have the power of “mind control” or influence. In this week’s video, I chat with featured speaker Anthony Cudjo about his take on this public speaking super … Continue reading

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The Power to Read a Room

After interviewing more than 80 speakers, I found that after passion and authenticity, one of the most often mentioned public speaking super powers was reading a room. What does that mean? It means that you are in tune with and … Continue reading

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