Being Fearless Before Your Audience

  This is part 2 of 2 for Public Speaking Mastery. Coming Out from Behind the Curtain The early days in public speaking are likely wrought with fear, half-panic, and that mixed feeling of thrill and dread. Coming out of the curtain means taking that big step into the spotlight. You throw the curtains back and there they are…. all …

How Do You Know If You Are A Good Leader?

Do you know the difference between a leader and a follower? While one’s style of leadership may vary with one’s personality type, background, and experience, all leaders have certain traits in common. Click below for a free assessment form. Use this for yourself or pass it out to your team. Download our free Leadership Self-Assessment and see where you stand.

Should I Invest in Training for My Sales Managers?

It may surprise you to discover that many sales managers learn how to be a manager on their own. According to the latest international study on Sales Training and Sales Force Effectiveness, many sales managers are given very little or no support when it comes to being a competent, effective sales manager. In fact, many sales managers reported that they …

Top 10 Fixes to Your Bad Communication

Are you one of those who struggle with how you come across to others? Do you get bad reactions when you try to communicate with people? Have you ever felt so discouraged by your communication failures that you end up wanting to just hide under a rock instead? Well, luckily for you there is light at the end of the …

Top 10 PowerPoint Mistakes

Would You Rather Bore Prospects or Wow Them? Some salespeople like to hide behind the PowerPoint projector during their presentations. These folks deliver long-winded presentations that are packed with technical trivialities and useless features. What they fail to remember is that a PowerPoint presentation is nothing more than a tool for delivering benefits to the buyer. Here are ten common mistakes we’ve …

What Business Venture Should You Take?

What is the best business for YOU to be in? Are you considering changing your career? What about starting your own business? There are a few things that you can consider in order to arm yourself in the face of the challenges ahead. How do you get started? By finding the sweet spot that best applies to you based on …

What Is The Best Way To Learn?

What Is The Best Way To Learn? Traditionally there is a notion that learning improves when the complexity of your involvement increases. The following pyramid illustrates this in a very unscientific and generic way: However perceptual learning of Soft skills is best achieved in blended learning with a factor of time. First onsite face to face training with a good …

Ikigai: The Fine Tuning of Your Life

We all have points in our life where we feel like we’ve lost touch with something. Where the daily grind eats at us and leaves behind forgotten excitement for life. It can be a struggle finding not just what makes us tick, but what makes us tick happily. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and forget the reasons we …

Ethos, Pathos, Logos: The 3 Pillars of Speaking

Do you know the secret of public speaking? Do you want to know how to make a bigger impact on your audience? Is it important to you that you make a connection with them in sharing your message? I’ll give you a hint on just how to do it: The secret is over 2,300 years old! How does a theory …

Don’t Quake, Avoid These Public Speaking Mistakes!

Your Audience Will Smell Your Fear Public speaking can be completely terrifying, especially when you are new or are yet unpracticed. For both beginners and stage veterans there are a few things that you can do to really improve your ability to speak, and present, in front of others. Once you get familiar with these tricks you’ll be surprised at …