We remember your stories and the points relevant to us (read Blog #1 in this series for rules around this concept - http://karencortellreisman.com/blog/how-to-tell-a-story-part-one-in-a-series/ IF you don’t make these mistakes.
Storytelling Mistake #1: Telling too much info – TMI. Embrace your Read more [...]
Use the List of Three Rule – say two serious items and just when we expect one more equally somber point – add a funny/off the wall/light weight entry onto your list.
Here are some great List of Three Rule examples from President Obama’s remarks at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner Read more [...]
Not easily! You are not as sexy as your listeners’ 93 digital apps flashing updates via phone/watch/tablet.
Here are 9.5 ways to avoid audience boredom:
Know who you are talking to. REALLY have their pulse and customize to meet their specific needs.
Give clear, crisp, usable take-aways. Tangible Read more [...]
Thank you, PMI, for your GREAT response to my program - "Speak For Yourself" last week! Your audience of 135 laughed and listened to how to "really get your message across" -- and I had a blast.
The Project Management Institute (PMI) is an international non-profit organization focused on promoting Read more [...]
You’re not influencing your clients anymore.
You’ve lost your communication mojo.
Your listeners are multitasking a lot as you talk.
You have to explain your humor.
You’re bored with your own spiel.
Read past blogs to remind yourself of great speech habits, AKA communication best Read more [...]