Lively Conversation About Superlative Speaking Skills

Want to learn the keys to becoming a highly effective speaker? Then you’ll want to hear Joseph Michelli and me share our ideas about:
–best method of speech preparation
–changing our attitude about audiences
–how striving for perfection reduces our speaking impact
–why some level of stage fright can become an advantage
–why even professional speakers need coaches
–how watching videos of your speaking can lead to vast improvement

INTRODUCING JOSEPH MICHELLI
Before you watch our conversation–with Joseph interviewing me, but with both of us participating actively–I’ll introduce you to Joseph Michelli. Known as an expert in “customer experience,” he has written best-selling books about leading corporations, including The Ritz-Carlton Company, Zappos, Mercedes-Benz and Starbucks. Additionally, for decades Joseph has served as a keynote speaker and consultant internationally.

His latest book–Stronger Through Adversity–will become available on Amazon December 22. The book features what Joseph learned by interviewing more than 140 business leaders across the world–resulting in guidelines for remaining resilient during Covid-19.

OUR CONVERSATION ABOUT BECOMING A SUPERLATIVE SPEAKER
Here’s the conversation Joseph and I had this week, displayed on YouTube.

https://tinyurl.com/speakingtipsmichelli

There’s a slight delay at the start after you click the arrow, yet you’ll reach Joseph’s opening greeting in a few seconds.

You’ll see that this interview lasts almost an hour, so you might choose to listen over a span of a couple of days. I recommend taking careful notes as you listen.

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Reduce Fear–Hold a Conversation With Your Audience

Do you wish you had more confidence when you faced an audience? Then read the advice I gave to a member of my audience.

QUESTION FROM AN AUDIENCE MEMBER
When I ended my hour-long seminar about the best language to use with customers, I asked the participants “Anybody have any questions?”

Without hesitation, one person spoke up. “Nobody would call me shy,” she said, “at least not in a one-on-one conversation. But when it comes to giving a speech, it’s impossible for me to face a group with any confidence at all. Can you offer just one quick tip that will help me overcome my fear of public speaking?”

MY ANSWER ABOUT STAGE FRIGHT CONTROL

I answered: “My best advice is to have a conversation with your audience. You’re comfortable talking with one person. That same down-to-earth, easygoing, poised attitude and approach will work whether you are sharing your thoughts with one listener or one hundred or one thousand.” Next, I told her briefly about a famous speech coach who had worked with nationally recognized leaders in politics, television, sports, and business. The most successful ones, he observed, never changed their mode of presentation. They took their low-key person-to-person style into radio and TV studios, press conferences, and speeches to huge audiences.

I’LL SAY THE SAME THING NEXT TIME
I’m sure that somebody who attends my events will ask the same question again. I’ll give the same answer. Engage your audience in lively conversation, and you will greatly reduce your anxiety about giving speeches.

STAGE FRIGHT BOOK OFFERS 25 TIPS
FOR CONTROLLING YOUR ANXIETY

My book–25 Ways to Control Your Stage Fright…And Become a Highly Confident Speaker–will give you other valuable tips and strategies for controlling your stage fright. You can order this brief guide book in paperback or Kindle. Use this link:

http://tinyurl.com/juqc5kb

CALL ME TO DISCUSS YOUR COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS!
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http://www.bizcommunicationguy.com

Then call me today, to talk about your communication problems. We’ll discuss how I can help you solve them!

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