019 Common Questions: How Do I Wow My Audience from the Start?

019 Common Questions: How Do I Wow My Audience from the Start?

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Answers to a very common public speaking question:

“How do I wow my audience right away? or What’s the best way to create a powerful opening?”

018 The One Thing You Should NEVER Say When Giving a Speech

018 The One Thing You Should NEVER Say When Giving a Speech

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Do you know there is one thing you should never say when giving a speech? Speakers tend to use this phrase often, without realizing the negative effect on the audience.

017 #ShowStopper: Where Not to Stand and What Not to Say

017 #ShowStopper: Where Not to Stand and What Not to Say

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Normally, a show stopper is good, but in this case it’s not. These are the things that will stop your performances, speeches, pitches, negotiations, presentations dead in their tracks.

Learn where not to stand during your presentation (unless it’s a particular type of speech), and how to avoid some weak languages.

016 How to Pace Your Speech for The Best Possible Audience Experience

016 How to Pace Your Speech for The Best Possible Audience Experience

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Do others say you talk too fast? Learn why slowing down when speaking might be a bad idea, and how to pace your speech for the best audience experience.

015 How to Talk Funny: Simple Strategies for Bringing Humor into Your Speeches

015 How to Talk Funny: Simple Strategies for Bringing Humor into Your Speeches

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Want to use humor to connect with your audience? How to write a joke with a great punchline? You will learn tips on how to talk funny and make people laugh.

Topics discussed:

  • Should you try to open the speech with a joke?
  • How to make people laugh in your speaking;
  • Want to write a joke? Learn two exercises;
  • How not to kill a joke.

014 Common Questions: What If I Get Heckled or I Don’t Know the Answer to Their Questions?

014 Common Questions: What If I Get Heckled or I Don’t Know the Answer to Their Questions?

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Common public speaking questions answered in this episode:

  • “Audience hijacking microphone, what should I do?”
  • “What if I don’t know the answer to their questions?”
  • “What if I get heckled?”
  • “How to I gain control of the room? “

013 How to Open a Speech (the Answer May Surprise You)

013 How to Open a Speech (the Answer May Surprise You)

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A lot of speakers worry about how to open a speech. You will learn the phrases to avoid while beginning your presentation, and how to give your audience an amazing experience.

012 #ShowStopper: Avoid These Body Movements on Stage

012 #ShowStopper: Avoid These Body Movements on Stage

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Some body movements on stage can be confusing for your audience. You might be doing them unconsciously. Learn what to avoid for speakers on stage. Plus a bonus tip for lady speakers.

 

011 Why You Need to Write a Perfect Speaker Bio (and How to Do It)

011 Why You Need to Write a Perfect Speaker Bio (and How to Do It)

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Your bio sets the tone to your opening, and sometimes determines how the audience will listen to you. Learn the proven formula for the perfect speaker bio.

Topics covered:

  • Your bio is part of your brand – how to write it;
  • What to include in your speaker bio;
  • How to prep your presenter to introduce you well.

010 The 3 Essential Elements of Content Creation

010 The 3 Essential Elements of Content Creation

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Want to turn your ideas into a polished presentation? Learn 3 essential elements of content creation that demonstrates your expertise and connects with your audience.

You will learn:

  • How top performers write compelling content;
  • How to organize your ideas into a compelling presentation;
  • How to create content that persuades;
  • 5 Things to consider when you are getting ready for the presentation;
  • Proven steps from blank page to polished content.

009 Common Questions: My Mind Blanked During a Presentation. What Should I Do?

009 Common Questions: My mind blanked during a presentation. What should I do?

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Answers to common public speaking questions:

“How do I recover after my mind blanked during a presentation? Where do I look and what do I say when that happens?”

 

008 How to Close a Speech (without Collapsing in a Pool of Self-pity)

008 How to Close a Speech (without Collapsing in a Pool of Self-pity)

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How you close a speech, might be more important than the opening. Learn what to say and what NEVER to do or say, to ensure the best experience for your audience, as well as your host.

You will learn:

  • Tips on how to close a speech;
  • Want to get invited back? What to do and what not to for speakers;
  • When best to thank the hosts during your speaking;
  • What NEVER to do or say, at the end of your speaking.

007 #Showstopper: The Biggest Movement Mistake Most Speakers Make and How to Stop Doing It Today

007 #Showstopper: The Biggest Movement Mistake Most Speakers Make and How to Stop Doing It Today

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A lot of speakers might not be aware of these body movement mistakes on stage. Learn simple tips to improve your presence right away!

Bonus tip:

What not to say during Q&A.

006 How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances (Part II)

006 How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances (Part II)

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Want to know where to stand on stage and how to move? What slides or props should you use? You will learn 5 essential steps on how to rehearse for world-class performances.

Also discussed:

  • Mistakes amateur speakers make and how you can avoid them;
  • What to do with your hands while speaking;
  • How to get feedback rehearsing your speech.

005 How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances (Part I)

005 How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances (Part I)

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Nervous about your upcoming speech? How to rehearse for it? This episode teaches you the first 2 steps to successfully rehearse for world-class performances.

You will learn:

  • How to create meaningful experiences for your audience, every time;
  • What a professional actor wouldn’t do, and you shouldn’t do either as a speaker;
  • How to confidently deliver your message with less self-consciousness;
  • What to do with your nerves before high stake performances;
  • Why natural communicators may not become top speakers.

004 Common Questions: What Should I Do with My hands and Where Should I Stand?

004 Common Questions: What should I do with my hands and where should I stand?

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Do you feel lost sometimes on the stage? In this episode, we answer common public speaking questions

  • “What should I do with my hands?”
  • “Where should I stand?”

003 How to Tell Stories That Make You the Life of the Party and a World-Class Speaker

003 How to Tell Stories That Make You the Life of the Party and a World-Class Speaker

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Want to know how to tell stories and engage with your audience? Listen in to learn 4 ways to uncover your fun and relevant stories, and how to deliver them.

Topics covered

  • Tips on telling great stories in your speech
  • 3 structures of a great story
  • 4 ways to uncover great stories to tell in your speaking
  • A 5-step process for telling terrific tales

002 #Showstopper: What Not to Say When Opening a Speech

002 #ShowStopper: What Not to Say When Opening a Speech

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Normally a show stopper is good, but in this case, it’s not. These are the things that will stop your performances, speeches, pitches, negotiations, presentations dead in their tracks.

Learn the 3 phrases you should avoid when opening a speech.

001 The 5 Most Important Elements Found in the World’s Greatest Speeches

The 5 most important elements found in the world's greatest speeches

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Ready to steal the show in your next presentation? Learn the 5 most important elements found in the world’s greatest speeches, and BE SURE to deliver them ALL!

000 Introducing Steal the Show with Michael Port (and Why You Should Listen)

000 Introducing Steal the Show with Michael Port (and Why You Should Listen)

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Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches… do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight?

Steal the Show podcast offers a fast track to the skill set that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time.

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