Archive for 'Delivery'

Opening and Closing Arguments

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What did you say? Nothing! And so another argument begins. You argue to be heard. You argue to persuade. You argue to win. Arguments show what’s right and end only when someone admits their wrong or quits arguing. As a speaker you have to stand up and argue for what you believe, what you know and why it matters, without being argumentative. The three keys to presenting your arguments are noble motives, logical flexibility, ...

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Talking About Your Revelation?

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A revelation is a discovery so fascinating, a distinction so refined or a truth so transformational, you see the world anew.  When we speak what we believe, our words and expressions are steeped in our personal philosophy.  If you are serving up a weak and tepid brew, here are a few thoughts worth thinking through.

Do you speak or seek?    Having something to say doesn’t mean you have said something.  When all is said and done, much has been said but ...

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Is Your Mask Wearing?

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Boo… Boo who?   Boo you when you mistake your mask for yourself.  Masking your feelings can come off as a little two faced, especially when what you say is a treat and how you say it is a retreat.  Until we face the fact that we are always wearing a mask, our masks are veiled choices.  When you unveil yourself, you will find masks that you see through, masks that you take off and masks that you put on.

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Is your address shallow?

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Is it shallow to judge a book by its cover?  Well, where else can you start?  Instantly, a book jacket invites you to pick it up or let it lie.  If the title intrigues you, you will turn the book over and scan the back cover.  In seconds, you decide whether it is believable, relevant and worthy of your attention.   Hopefully your presentations are more interesting to see than to read.  If not, consider emailing your power point slides to ...

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Is Your Life Contemplative?

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The unexamined life is not worth living.
– Socrates

A contemplative life is calm and thoughtful. More often than not, life is chaotic and challenging. Thinking through what makes life meaningful is worth some serious contemplation.  Listen to the rhythm of your heart, the music of your mind and the sounds of your soul.  Examining and connecting what you think with what you do is essential for better communication.  A few areas of life worth reflecting upon are your ...

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Are You Married to Contempt?

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Contempt is a rocky marriage between disappointment and disbelief.  Contempt is the inevitable result of doing wrong even though you know better.  Priests that molest little boys while preaching chastity and celibacy are contemptible.  Politicians who profit off the poor they claim to champion and care for are contemptible.    Speakers that are too lazy to listen and to learn are contemptible although to a lesser degree.  Cryptic, arrogant and disrespectful excuses create contempt. Let’s look at a few ways to ...

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Do You Take Care of Respect?

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Find out what it means to me.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Take care … TCB

In two minutes and twenty-nine seconds, Aretha Franklin captures a basic human need.  Her timing was so good that the song became an anthem for a generation of women and still touches us today.  When you speak, you probably have more than a couple of minutes, but do you really need it to communicate respect?  The essence of respect is in the stand that you take, in the ...

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How Subtle are Your Actions?

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Action!  A movie director on set yells this and the scene starts.  Each person knows their part and a moment iscaptured forever or is edited out.  When we take action in front of a live audience, we do not have the luxury of editing out what doesn’t work. It is crucial to take actions which captivate and connect.  Powerful presenters know that subtle actions are often the best actions.  Let’s consider a few ways that little actions can make your ...

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