What To Do When You Bomb On Stage

Listen, it’s going to happen. At some point while delivering a presentation, you’re going to bomb. A joke you crack is going to turn the audience against you. A case study you use somehow manages to offend a senior executive in the crowd — the one person...

How to Earn Standing Ovations Using the 3L Technique

First (and despite what you might read in those “Become a Millionaire Speaker in Three Weeks!” books), there is no magic formula to getting a standing ovation. There are no special phrases that work, no mind tricks, no special way to walk around the podium...

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started as a Professional Speaker

I’ve been lucky to have been speaking professionally since 1997 (when I was nearly chased off stage by the audience of teachers for suggesting the model of classrooms segregated by ages was outdated). Along the way, I’ve made my share of mistakes on the...
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