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How to Win The Global Attention Span Challenge.

How to Win The Global Attention Span Challenge.

Mark Twain, once observed, “No sinner is saved after the first 20 minutes of a sermon.” If your goal is to capture and keep your audience’s attention today, Twain’s advice remains on point but it’s outdated.

Holiday Networking: How to Get Remembered and Rewarded

Years ago, my roommate Deana was a hospitality major who got to take the most popular course on campus at the time: Beverage 101. She was required to sample different beers in one class, wines in another, and spirits in the others as part of the training about the...

What Words Promote Action?

Getting people to attend an event, join your group, or contribute to your favorite cause is actually a form of public speaking that looks “natural” and deceptively easy.  The reality is that many of the people who are effective in persuading others to come to an...

Can You Push Yourself Over?

After more than a few harrowing moments on what I called a “river roller coaster ride,” what I realized in my first ever white water rafting afternoon was a reminder that when you prepare for the unknown, it does help you conquer fear. How can you get ready for the...

What Can You Do to Get Your Voice Heard?

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” You may not appreciate being called “squeaky” as a speaker, but the adage points out that you get what you want by being heard. In a world increasingly filled with noise of all kinds—digital, traffic, industrial, music, and...