Extemporaneous Speaking – Three Rules on How to Speak Extemporaneously

How to Speak Extemporaneously When you speak, formally or informally, you want to sound “extemporaneous”- spoken without preparation. BUT you are prepared. Here are your Three Speak For Yourself® rules on how to appear unprepared but prepared! Extemporaneous Speaking Tip #1: Do not memorize. But, do know what your Read more [...]

How to Speak Better – 3 Rules Gleaned from Karen’s Favorite 2015 Super Bowl Commercial

executive speech coach Karen Reisman super bowl trophyKaren’s pick for the best 2015 Super Bowl Commercial: The “All-New 2016 FIAT 500X crossover” set in a small Italian village. Click below! Why? What does this have to do with the way you communicate? How To Speak Better Rule #1: BREVITY In one minute (that’s just 60 seconds) this ad tells Read more [...]

Three Savvy Smart Strategies for Success

executive speech coaching Karen Reisman successWhether you speak for a living or you are the CEO of a global real estate company or you’re a lawyer, doctor, fireperson follow Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame’s model for financial success:  Be GREAT at what you do. Your customer base and audience expect you to be good. Excelling Read more [...]

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 [...]