Presentation Skills

Life is funny.

Life is funny. I’m back home visiting my family for the holidays. While here, I stay with Mama bear on Camano Island. It’s hilarious, I go to bed at 10 pm and my 7? year old (she’s shy about her age) mum goes to bed AFTER me. As our parents age, the roles switch. Over…

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Sticking with the basics, will GUARANTEE your success

Bitcoin is the talk of the town. On my plane ride over the pond, I got to hear an hour-long dissertation on why Bitcoin is the new internet. While I’m not disagreeing that people haven’t made money and that you may make money in the future…. but, it’s risky. There are many ways to Rome…

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How speakers can avoid the “what’s that smell?” look.

“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values, and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” – Steve Jobs Blah… blah… blah … You know storytelling is important, you’ve had it beaten into that dome of yours for some time now (probably years). But when…

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Addict assaults wife in public, forces my hand

For the first time since living in Brazil for over a year and a half, I saw something that really made feel uncomfortable. Ironically it happened in the most prestigious and expensive neighborhood in Rio — Leblon. I was in line to check out at the pharmacy. The customer at the register was paying, when…

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This throws newbie speakers off their game

A major challenge for newly minted speakers is how to handle things that aren’t in the script. Hecklers, computer malfunctions, rude people, car horns, birds anything that wasn’t planned often throws people off their game. A tenured teacher has seen and experienced it all. They become masters of handling situations like this. A teacher from…

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People don’t really get it until they experience it.

People don’t really get it until they experience it. Rio —> Buenas Aires —> Florianopolis those are the places I’ve been in just the last 10 days. I finally had an American friend come visit me here in Brazil. I’ve been preaching for years how rich the culture is, how vast, beautiful, and different the…

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Troll teaches Chiro Marketing

Superfan Michael writes in: “Jeff, are you really that illiterate, or did you outsource the writing of that drivel to someone who speaks English as their third language?  Why would anyone take speaking advice from someone who cannot write???” I had several thoughts when I read this. First, “English as a THIRD language” made me…

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Would you let Warren Buffett Invest your money?

Not too long along I posted a question on Flakebook. I asked, “If Warren Buffet would manage your money, would you do it?” Shockingly (actually, not so much), MANY people wouldn’t just throw their money to them. They all had opinions why you shouldn’t… … You need to diversify … Warren Buffett is getting old…

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The link between ur RAS and ur EXes and presenting better

From the files of “I bet you didn’t know that”: Do you know what your RAS (Reticular Activating System) is? It’s the part of the brain that tells us what to “notice”, or what to “pay attention to” from all the information that we are being bombarded by (unconsciously). Let me demonstrate: Can you remember…

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How to know if you’re a loser

From the files of Personal Development: I recently hopped on FacelessBook and came across a post that actually made me think. Taylor wrote,: “This morning at Starbucks I listened to someone literally complain to a “friend” about everything not going well in their life. Which was pretty much everything lol. Job sucks. Not enough money.…

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