You can use phony audience participation tactics and cheesy NLP techniques to manipulate the attendees. Or you could grab them by the throat by opening with the powerful and relevant content they came for in the first place
Did you roll your eyes at that 350-pound man in front of you in the all-you-can-eat buffet line? Would you judge him a little differently if you learned that he has an inoperable brain tumor and needs to take steroids that blow up his size?
A new gourmet ice cream shop opened up on the ground floor of my condo. That was two months ago, and I still haven’t gone in. Today as I was walking past it for at least the 20th time, it dawned on my why…
I know exactly who and what you are. You’re the secret killer. You’re the little voice in my head that tries to make me quit too soon, be afraid to take a chance, or stay the course to achieve my dreams.
Sometimes we’re so worried about meeting the expectations of society, not offending anyone, or following the norm that what we create is pabulum. Making something amazing isn’t done taking the safe, predictable or easy route.
If you want to write a song, there are certain structures to follow. Unless you decide to break them all and create something brilliant like Ed Sheeran does…
Today everybody seems to want to know how they can get more followers on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. So let me share what I believe are the most important things you can do to create a large and loyal following.
I believe this is where the real breakthroughs are for all of us. When we stop trying to fix those around us and acknowledge that the class we teach, is sometimes the one we most need to take.
There’s a reason for practice. During my sabbatical I wasn’t accepting new speeches, but of course honored the ones that had been already booked. And I discovered that speaking is like anything else: If you don’t practice, your skills slip.
The only real threat is when you have a competitor that knows exactly what they do, believes in what they do, and believes in the value they provide their customers/clients. They don’t care what you’re doing, because they believe enough in what they’re doing themselves.