How To Get Your Virtual Audience To Respond

Zoom meetings, Webex session, and Go-To-Meeting meetups have been here for a long time. But recently, they’ve become much more of a necessity. And because of this, we’ve had soooooo many more meetings. So, on the one hand… “yay, we don’t have to drive to attend all these meetings.” And on the other hand, “Hoo…

The One Big Thing Missing From Most Speeches

I wasn’t sure what I should say. I’d been called upon suddenly and didn’t have time to prepare any words of consequence. There I was in front of an audience who was intently staring back, anticipating words of wisdom. And I had NO IDEA what to say. But, I couldn’t keep the audience waiting. So,…

Your Communication Needs An Oil Change

The best way to make sales in your business is to talk about it. The proven way to get a promotion in your job is to work hard but also talk about your plans, what you envision and what you do. If you want to improve your relationship with your wife, then you need to…

How To Answer “So What Do You Do?”

“So what do you do?” The question rang in my ears because I’d heard it at least a million times before and at least 15 times that morning already. It wasn’t a terrible feeling. I just remember the question standing out on that particular day because I’d made a choice. A few months earlier, I…

3 Terrible Ways To Open A Speech Or Presentation

You’ve got 5 seconds…maybe 6. You need to grab their attention immediately and then hold it for some time after that. Public speaking or giving presentations at work can be some of the most terrifying moments you may ever experience. It’s weird because you’re not in any physical danger, yet your heart pounds like it’s…