Milk The Moment – Public Speaking Advice

If you ever give presentations or speeches – I want you to pay close attention to this post. One of the things that I am constantly telling speakers and presenters is to focus on connection rather than perfection. When you focus on connection with your audience – the little imperfections are overlooked and your message is well received. The problem with focusing on perfection is that it is all about you. -I hope I remember the script -I hope I don’t mess up -I hope I don’t stutter or get tongue tied etc…. Our focus should be on our audience. Trying to connect. One of the biggest ways that speakers mess this up is that they are so focused on perfection that they never veer off script and show a human side. They often miss opportunities to “Milk The Moment”. During presentations moments present themselves that can add humor or
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Book Review – Doing What Must Be Done

My friend Chad Hymas is one of the most inspirational people I know. In fact, The Wall Street Journal named Chad “One of the 10 most inspirational people in the world!” This week Chad’s book – Doing What Must Be Done – is being released and I highly recommend it. I read it yesterday on an airplane and even though I already knew Chad’s story – I was enthralled by it. Chad was rendered a quadriplegic in 2001 when a one ton bale of hay fell on top of him. With the support of his family Chad has since set a world record by wheeling his wheel chair over 500 miles and he travels the world as a speaker for companies, associations and schools. If you enjoy reading true stories that are inspiring – then I highly recommend Chad’s book. It will make you cry, laugh, recommit to doing more,
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