Speaking Advice That Will Surprise You

Ready! Set! Now…Let Go! It’s the last 10 minutes of four 2-hr. Speaker’s Training for the I.T. Department at Western Carolina University….  The attendees speaking tool-box is well stocked now. From content to posture, mindset to how to open a speech. We’ve covered the gamut. We’ve practiced. Exchanged direct feedback. And shared many laughs and fun along the way. Vast improvements …

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Best Practices To Organize A Speech

What are the best practices to organize a speech or presentation? Just 4 minutes into Brady’s presentation and I could see the audience eyeballs swimming in circles. In that short span of time, he shared a story, offered content with statistics, a call to action and introduced his organization. His ideas were flying like a pinball machine – going here …

New: Signature Speaker Learning Labs! Expanding To Two Locations

Presenting with Power and Purpose is a 4-week Speaker’s Learning Lab for Asheville and Buncombe County area professionals, beginning Tuesday, March 7 at 5:30 pm in East Asheville and Monday, March 13 in South Asheville. Participants from a wide spectrum have participated in the lab: Creatives, coaches, authors, architects, attorneys, speakers, corporate managers, and even new hires who desire greater …

A Secret to Public Speaking

A Secret to Public Speaking AND A Sneak Peek of Our Speaker’s Learning Lab

Did you read Wild by Cheryl Strayed? Perhaps you saw the recent movie adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon. Wild documents the story of Strayed’s 1,100 mile solo hike along the Pacific Coast Trail. In her memoir about this journey of endless challenges and confronting her strength inside and out, Strayed fondly refers to her overly packed and burdensome backpack as “Monster.” It’s big, heavy, and…well…a …