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The Delivery

Next you’ll want to learn how to deliver the best possible presentation each and every time. First you need to warm up your voice, try humming or doing the scales. Vary the rate and the pace of your voice constantly during your presentation. Be conscious of your volume, pitch and tone. Emphasize specific areas with intension to gain your audience’s attention. One of the programs that helped me quite a bit is Carol Fleming’s “The Sound of Your Voice.” I also hired a voice coach who taught me how to throw my voice up to my nasal passage to prevent getting a sore throat while speaking.

Your body language is actually more important than your content. In fact experts say that the presentation is on 3% content and 97% body language and connecting with your audience. Always smile sincerely, let it come from your heart and show through your eyes.

Make sure your posture is open, stand with your arms open and relaxed by your side. Often people have a tendency to fold their arms or put their hands behind their back. This silently conveys judgment and superiority to your audience which is not a good message from a speaker. If you get nervous, you can use an Aikido technique I discovered.

Speaking at K105.5

I love speaking! I love everything about it, which is truly strange since 20 years ago it was the last thing in the world I wanted to do! But over the years I have learned to not only look forward to speaking, but to embrace the entire spectrum of being a professional speaker.

I was asked to speak in Sacramento at the K101.5 live event that was to be broadcast over the radio simultaneously. There were two speakers before me each in the legal field and each one spouting the ill fate of legal mishaps. Of coursed they had not researched their audience so most of their presentation was lost on a group of solopreneurs.

The audience was the same mix of those I have been teaching for more than 20 years. They have been the backbone of the economy in the U.S. for the past 20 years.

One of my presentations is 7 Techniques to Thrive in Any Economy. It is what business owners need to adhere to in order to revitalize their profitability. When entrepreneurs follow these 7 Techniques  there is always more than enough business. The problem is everyone does the same thing as they have always done and with the changes in the economy, those things no longer can be counted upon.