In my many years as a speaking and presentation coach I have trained many executives and entrepreneurs that need to “pitch” as part of their jobs or businesses. Invariably, I would see the same mistakes over and over again which would make my job as the “coach” that much easier. Similar, to public speaking there…

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I often start my coaching sessions, my public seminars, or my corporate workshops with a story about how Ray Kroc founded McDonald’s or a story about my personal experiences building a real estate company and then selling it in 2000. My students look at me curiously wondering what these stories have to do with public…

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Those of you reading this might wonder why I would write an article on mental toughness when discussing how to become a better public speaker. Surprisingly, mental toughness is a tremendous factor in one’s ability to be an accomplished speaker and communicator. It is well known that successful people in life often have the ability…

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What does it mean for you to speak like a CEO? It means you are speaking with great clarity, simplicity, and vision. The best CEOs are also great leaders, persuaders, and visionaries often with superb communication skills. Great speaking skills, however, aren’t just for CEOS but rather for anyone who wants to be an effective…

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Many of our great entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business leaders consistently say that great speaking and communication skills contributed greatly to their success. The tremendous entrepreneur, Charles Schwab, had a vision of bringing lower commissions to the investing masses and he executed that vision amazingly building the Charles Schwab Corp. from nothing to the vast successful…

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