Public Speaking with Peter George

Public Speaking with Peter George

Be calm, confident, and credible every time you speak in public, whether you're presenting in meetings, speaking on stage, or appearing in courtrooms. Tune in to the Public Speaking with Peter George podcast where you'll learn how superior public speaking skills can help you increase your impact, influence, and income.

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May 3, 2021

When it rains on someone’s wedding day, they tell the bride that it’s a sign of a long and happy marriage. I don’t know how much brides believe this old wives tale, but perhaps it provides some solace when the weather on their important day isn’t exactly what they had hope for.

 

Likewise, people tell introverts that they have an edge when it comes to public speaking. Maybe this is to bolster their confidence; maybe there’s some tr...

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When it comes to speaking at events, there are several ways that public speakers usually get the gigs …

  • They’re invited.
  • They’re hired through speakers bureaus.
  • They respond to a call for speakers.
  • They make the connection through their own prospecting.
  • But there’s another way!

     

    In this episode, Rich Brooks, founder of the Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference, shares why it might make sense for you to produce your own event ...

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    Having your audience hear your presentation is one thing. Having people digest and process your point, and even more so remember it, requires that you simplify the complex. Listen is as presentation coach Brian Krogh shares how you can simplify complex data and make your presentations more effective and more memorable.

     

    In this episode you’ll learn:

    - how to relieve the pressure of trying to impress others when presenting

    - how it...

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    Everyday work conversations should be clear, concise, and get to the point quickly. The problem is we don’t always know how to do this. Because what does it mean to be concise? And how can you summarized a complex topic in just a few lines?

     

    My guest, Chris Fenning, author of The First Minute, has the answers to these and other questions. Listen in, and you’ll learn:

    - why the first minute is more important than all the other minu...

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    You are a consultant because you want to help others solve problems. But, if you're in the same situation as many consultants, you have a huge problem of your own -- how to attract a steady flow of clients.

     

    In this episode, you learn what is possibly the most effective way to attract enough high-quality, high-paying clients to ensure you run a profitable, rewarding business.

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    Every presenter — novice and veteran alike — gets nervous when speaking in front of others. The difference from one presenter to another is how well they manage this anxiety. While some do not know why this happens to them, others understand why it is happening and how to turn this nervous energy into positive enthusiasm.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn why you get nervous, that it happens to everyone, and most important, how you c...

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    Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson each point to public speaking as the most valuable business skill for building a career. Going even further, Buffett, the billionaire investor and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, whose every investment is analyzed and scrutinized, has stated that developing his public speaking skills is arguably his greatest investment.

     

    Why would Buffett give so much credit to a "soft skill"...

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    The interest in guest podcasting is growing, and opportunities to increase your exposure and credibility abound, but, if you’re like many perspective guests, you do not know how to reach podcasts without using an expensive PR agency, insider network, or extensive influence.

     

    In this episode, Case Lane helps entrepreneurs, writers, and professionals deliver value to podcast audiences by recognizing the importance of speaking on pod...

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    When you’re developing a presentation, there’s no doubt that you give thought to the words you will use to convey your message. But how often do you consider when you’ll pause during your talks? My guess is seldom, if ever. Hopefully, that will change and you can transform what would otherwise be a rambling monologue into an engaging and interactive presentation. In this episode, discover 7 ways to implement pauses in your upcoming...

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    Whether you're presenting in meetings, in court, in sales situations, or on stage, it takes your audience just a few seconds to assess your level of confidence. How would they rate yours?

     

    In this episode of Public Speaking: Your Competitive Advantage, you learn several easy-to-implement tips that help you build confidence in yourself and your presentations.

     

    These tips include:

  • verbal communications
  • nonverbal communications
  • re...
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    Storytelling adds magic to presentations ... yes, even business presentations. Learn how you can use stories to make your presentations more engaging and memorable.

     

    In this episode, you learn:

  • The value of adding stories to your presentations
  • How to develop simple, yet effective stories
  • Several other tips that will make your stories even more memorable
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    This episode of Public Speaking: Your Competitive Advantage focuses on three techniques that will help your presentations be more impactful, influential, and persuasive. These include the benefit statement, transitions, and question and answer sessions. Add these ideas to your presentations and both you and your audiences will hear and feel the difference.

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    One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to presenting is delivering their talk without rehearsing. They believe, "I know what I'm going to say, so I'm all set."

     

    But for those who want to engage, persuade, and inspire others, rehearsing is part of their preparation. And with all things being equal, they wouldn't skip this important step.

     

    In this episode:

  • Benefits to your presentation
  • Benefits to ...
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    We're spending more time on zoom than we could have imagined. It's not only a new format for many of us, but it's a whole new animal -- one that's difficult for some to tame. In this episode are seven easy-to-implement tips that will make you as professional in a virtual meeting as you are in a face-to-face meeting.

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    In this brief episode, you are going to learn how you can quickly differentiate yourself from other speakers, more effectively engage your audience, and have your audience understand the benefit from listening to you.

     

    All you need to do is shift your mindset, and therefore your presentation, from being speaker-centric to audience-centric.

     

    Once you've accomplished this, you're all set to provide a benefit statement, dire...

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    Some public speaking myths have been around for years. I have no idea how they continue to be perpetuated. Hopefully, this episode will help bring these myths to an end ... at least for those who listen to it.

     

    The 10 myths covered in this episode include:

  • To become an excellent speaker, just get more speaking gigs.
  • If you get nervous when looking people in the eye, looking above their heads is just as effective.
  • Some people ar...
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    July 16, 2019 32 min

    Leaving a steady, secure job behind and transitioning to being a full-time speaker can be a nerve-racking undertaking, but it's well worth the effort and stress. That ... from someone who has successfully made the move, Clint Pulver.

     

     Known as “The Millennial Speaker,” Clint Pulver helps organizations that want to retain, engage and inspire their people.

     

    As the president and founder of The Center for Employee Retention, Cli...

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    Whether you are beginning your speaking career or are a veteran, writing a book on your subject may be one of the most advantageous tings you can do to showcase your expertise.

     

    In this episode, John Jantsch and I discuss how writing a book could affect your speaking career. As you'll discover, it's a daunting undertaking, but can be well worth your time and effort.

     

    John is a veteran marketing speaker and workshop leader...

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    Public speaking is a craft -- a craft that no one really masters. It is a constant work in process, and for those who work at their craft, it is also a work in progress.

     

    Award-winning speaker and best-selling author Joey Coleman shares how he has shaped his craft and how it has shaped him. And we can all learn from his experience and perspective.

     

    In this episode, you'll discover:

  • Which of the three kinds of speakers you wan...
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    Sima Dahl is a branding visionary who revolutionizes the way audiences think about generating demand. Her early career as an award-winning marketer paved the way for Sway Factor™, her groundbreaking model of modern influence that explores personal branding and its impact on traditional business and employer brands.

     

    Sima has traveled from Boston to Budapest showing sales, marketing, and HR leaders how to drive sales, attract top t...

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