Learning the art of persuasion can give you a competitive edge as a speaker. You will make more sales and get better results for your audience. Persuasion can help you move your audience from where they are to where you want them to be. Some people seem more easily persuasive […]
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Ever wonder why some people are more persuasive than others? What gives them this ability? Is it their charisma, their strong communication skills, or their self-confidence? The truth is that persuasion requires all of these skills and many others. With practice, you can become more persuasive and learn to get […]
Public speaking is not always about informing or entertaining people. Many times, we use our words to move people to action. Perhaps you want the audience to do something specific — support a cause, sign a petition, buy a product or service. Other times you might want to ignite a […]
By Featured Speaker Arvee Robinson
After diligently training for over five months to run in the Los Angeles Marathon, I can’t help but notice the similarity between learning how to become a more powerful speaker and how to become a powerful long-distance runner.
1. The first similarity is overcoming the fear.
Fear comes from not knowing what to say, what to do, or what may happen in any given situation. Most people would never dream of running a Marathon without training. They have an overwhelming, justifiable fear that without proper preparation, running 26.2 miles could injure them badly. They know that best way to overcome that fear is through practice and training.