As research for my book, Public Speaking Super Powers, I interviewed more than 85 business and professional speakers. Each one shared what they thought their public superpower was and how to develop that superpower. What emerged from those many conversations was a clear indication of what the top 3 speaking […]
Category Archives: The Power of Confidence
Want to Read this Later? Download the PDF Now!If you can communicate clearly and develop your confidence, says Featured Speaker Joel Schwartzberg, you can be an outstanding public speaker. Confidence is captivating. When a speaker is confident in their knowledge, their presentation and their communication and speaking skills, it shows—and […]
Let me ask you a question? How do you handle it when you’re on stage and you suddenly realize that you’re not giving the speech you prepared and practiced? Watch this video to find out what I have to say on the subject! Dale Carnegie wisely said, “There are always […]
Continuing on with my interviews with public speakers I met at Craig Duswalt’s Rockstar Marketing Bootcamp, this week I chat with the Booya! Speaker, Martin Presse, about his public speaking super power. He shares his advice for bringing out your enthusiasm as a speaker. To recap what Martin said in […]
How do you know if you’ve prepared enough for your next speaking gig? Is there such a thing as too much preparation?
If you want your speech to be a success, you need to prepare. This means determining your content and then practicing your presentation of that content. But how do you know if you’ve prepared enough?
The answer to that question depends on the presentation, and your knowledge of the subject. Some speeches need more preparation than others. But a basic rule of thumb would be to ask yourself “Do you feel confident enough in your ability to deliver the content that you can do it even if your pre-determined crutches all failed you?”
That means, if you were planning on using PowerPoint slides to help you along, would you still be able to give a meaningful presentation without them?
By Featured Speaker Wally Adamchik
All too often we see the syndrome of the leader who has reached a plateau. What have you done for yourself lately? How can you continue to expect higher performance from your employees when you have done nothing to elevate yourself? How do you expect to deliver better results in the face of a changing environment when you continue to do the same old thing? Just because you are busy doesn’t mean you are making a positive impact.
Today’s leaders are challenged to keep up with, let alone get ahead of, the power curve. In fact, this “just in time” management style has served many leaders well as they have risen through the ranks. Their ability to control the quality of their work and the output of their group was unequalled. People marveled that they could get it all done and produce a nice profit also. So they were promoted. In their next position, again, if they ran really fast, they could control and get it all done. However, their ability to lead never really improved, nor did the company take time to invest in their skill development. After all, they were too busy and too important to take off and go to a seminar each year.