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Why Your Brain Loves Good Stories

It is quiet and dark. The theatre is suddenly silent. James Bond lays low along the edge of a building as his enemy takes aim. In the audience, heart rates rise and palms perspire. The result: an amazing neural ballet in which a story line dramatically alters the...

The Power of 3’s

Have you ever wondered… what do The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Three Stooges have in common? Why is the three-act structure the imperative approach to screenwriting in Hollywood? Even the rule of three is evident in religion, as...

The 3 Key Elements of a Powerful Sound

Whether you are speaking at a packed auditorium or presenting to a small team meeting, effective voice projection is essential if you want to be heard. Effective voice projection depends on a combination of three key areas: 1) Breathing Technique 2) Resonance 3) Pitch...

Powerful Presentations

Often, people think presenting is something separate from their everyday life. There is a belief that presenting is the act of showing some slides, getting behind a lectern or standing in front of an audience. We do not always have to be making big pitches to a board...

How to Resonate With Your Audience

Language and influence are inextricably connected. The spoken word has the power to propel and spread your ideas and message. Moving an idea from its inception to adoption is difficult. However, it is a battle that can be won simply by implementing a persuasive...

How to Communicate Effectively

The human voice is the most powerful sound on this planet. It is the only sound that can start a war, and it is the only sound that can say, “I love you”. Yet, many people have the experience that when they speak, people do not listen to them. Why is that? You have...

Body Language for Successful Presentations

In 1960, Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy Jr. appeared in the first televised presidential debate in American history. Nixon appeared nervous and uncertain, while Kennedy appeared calm and confident. An estimated 70 million viewers tuned in to watch the debate. The...

5 Ways to Resonate Remotely

Are remote presentations critical to your success in 2015? For many professionals and business owners, the answer is indisputably “Yes.” Communicating remotely with clients, prospects, and employees has become a fundamental part of conducting business. In...

5 Myths of Public Speaking

At some point in your career, whether you are making a pitch to potential investors, or speaking to prospective licensors of your technology, presenting your ideas effectively is one of the most important factors that determine your success. In my several years of...

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