Speak with Greater Poise, Power, and Persuasion

Daniel Webster, one of America’s greatest statesmen and orators, said: “If I were to lose all of my possessions except one, I would keep the power of communication–for by it I would soon regain all of the rest.

You can agree to that statement easily. In your business, professional, and civic life, you have noticed that those who can speak with “poise, power, and persuasion” will be more likely to:
–Get hired from among many applicants
–Earn promotions to upper level management
–Become CEOs
–Provide dynamic team leadership
–Assume leadership roles in prominent community organizations
–Enjoy a level of self-confidence that even improves their social life

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is well aware of these and other advantages that compelling speakers enjoy. That’s why the Chamber leaders join me in inviting you to the Small Business Success Seminar I’ll direct at the Chamber office on Tuesday, September 14. The seminar’s title:

“How to Control Your Stage Fright–and Speak with Poise, Power, and Persuasion”

As a full-time professional speaker and Speech Coach since 1997, I have learned strategies that will help you:
–Reduce your stage fright. . .replace panic with poise
–Learn the best methods of preparation and delivery
–Use humor tastefully
–Replace boring statistics with captivating stories
–Avoid “Death by Power Point”
–Understand why the speaker holds the “trump card”
–Radically change your view of audiences
–Forget perfection, strive for professionalism

The Greater Hall Chamber joins me in encouraging you to register right away. Here are the details you need:

Small Business Seminar Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
9/14/2010 7:45 AM   Price: $Free for members, $15 non members

Small Business Success Seminar
“How to Speak with Power, Poise & Persuasion” by Bill Lampton Ph.D.

Contact Information
Brittany Holtzclaw
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Yes, I am very eager to assist you. For more information about my qualifications to serve as your Speech Coach on September 14, please visit my Web site:

Jim Hammond Tells What’s So Great About Theater

With Theater Expert Jim Hammond

I jumped at the chance to interview Jim Hammond, Artistic and Managing Director of the Gainesville Theater Alliance. For one thing, Jim and I had met years earlier when we both served on the staff of Georgia College in Milledgeville.

Also, ever since college days, theater has fascinated me. In fact, just four days ago my wife and I attended a touring production of Phantom of the Opera at Atlanta’s Fox Theater.

Equally as important, I knew that by appearing as my guest in “The Communication Corner”–the show I host every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. on WBCX, 89.1 FM, “The Voice of Brenau”–Jim would bring plenty of inside information that would entertain, fascinate, and inform my listeners. I was right. During our interview, Jim discusses:

*How he moved from multi-sport athlete to theater director. . .at age 16
*Why theater has mesmerized followers for many centuries around the world
*The fluctuating relationship between religious organizations and the theatrical world
*How actors give “the illusion of the first time” after hundreds of performances
*Why we will see favorite productions repeatedly, though we know every scene so well
*How plays have stimulated significant, widespread social movements
*The incredible percentage of his graduates who move  into theater professionally
*Common stereotypes about actors–are they accurate?
*Theater as a necessity, not a luxury, even in a down economy

For more information, visit this site: http://www.gainesvilletheateralliance.org or call 678-717-3624

Now, to hear my interview with Jim, click the arrow below in the Podcast section of this blog page, located just above the Audio MP3 lettering.

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