August 2009

The Three Ones(tm): The Secret Elixir for Great Speaking

Accent Reduction, Sound Like a Leader, Voice Improvement Tips
Ah, the secret elixir for great speaking! And yet, it is a secret no more. The Three Ones(tm) is your guide to always sounding smart, crisp and knowledgeable. Here are the three secrets: -One sentence -One topic -One breath Make each sentence about one topic, and one topic only. Brains can only understand one thing at a time. If you have more [...]

How to be a trusted guide through uncharted territory

Accent Reduction, Sound Like a Leader, Voice Improvement Tips
Last week I promised to help you learn how to guide your audience successfully to your point. Since I live in the great Northwest, I am going to use some mountain climbing imagery to describe this, just for fun! Imagine yourself as a mountain guide. Your audience is on a tour with you. They need you to take them from the bottom of the mountain [...]