Monetize Your Mouth — Seven Strategies that Sell YOU.

Karen Cortell Reisman Executive Speech Coach monetize your mouth Describe what you do (at a party, event, wine tasting…) in a SHORT sentence that includes a benefit statement. “I work with you on how to speak for yourself to make more money.” Add metaphors. “Life is a rollercoaster”. Ask questions. Let the other person talk. Give compliments. Tip: Read more [...]

Patricia Arquette’s Golden Globe and Her Hair

patricia arquette golden globesDid anyone notice besides me how Arquette’s hair distracts from her fabulous acceptance speech as Best Supporting Actress in Boyhood? In one minute she brushes her bangs back three times and shakes her head several times to get the hair away from her face. I’m not being picky – this beautiful Read more [...]

What’s the Most Powerful Word to Get Your Message Heard?

Karen Reisman Public Speaking Coach Pete SessionsYou won’t believe the answer. You will think, “That’s too easy.” Here’s your hint: What’s the least powerful word to get your message across? Answer: “I”. What’s the most powerful word to get your message across? Answer: “YOU”. United States Congressman, Pete Sessions, Read more [...]

How Do You Interview Effectively?

Karen Cortell Reisman Communication Expert Oprah Winfrey photo“How do you get people to open up in interviews?”        Oprah Winfrey replies (in a recent article), “My secret to being in sync with the person is to ask, ‘What do you want to accomplish by the time we finish?’ Then they realize I’m not out to get them.” Really this blog should Read more [...]