Are you a glib-wiz or a preparer?

Sam walked into our session with positive energy radiating from every core of his being: enthusiasm, readiness and a big smile to match. I watched two of his videos where he demonstrated that same energy. Sam’s a glib-wiz – those folks who know their business or their products so well –  they can speak about it in a moment’s notice. …

Are You Using Fossilized Phrases?

Chris, a CEO of a large local company is one of 5 businesses sponsoring a awards banquet. He and his 4 colleagues have 3 minutes to speak. At our first session, with his speech in hand – he stands, and the first words of his speech are: “On behalf of…” Surprised? Neither was I. I asked Chris,” How many of …

What Is Full Spectrum Speaking?

“…stories are the single best inspirational, motivational, and instructional tool that we have.” ~ Richard Krevolin   Imagine, making $55,000 per minute the next time you give a speech? In March 2012, Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative raised 1 million dollars after his 18-minute TED Talk, We Need to Talk about Injustice. Bryan Stevenson delivers a cadre …

After her 3rd TEDx Talk draft….

I asked – “what do you do?” Up to this point, Ginger’s speech drafts used vague and abstract language and overly repeated phrases. Here’s the problem: Ginger knows exactly what she does and why, but to articulate it into language, messaging and voice is challenging her. I’ll raise my hand on this one too! Maybe you can relate? I’m an …