Public Speaking with Peter George

Public Speaking with Peter George

Do you want to be a better speaker? Do you want to be calm, confident, and credible every time you speak in public? Then tune in to Public Speaking with Peter George where you'll hear public speaking experts share tips, techniques, and ideas that help you develop superior public speaking skills. With these improved presentations skills, you can increase your impact, influence, and income -- whether you're speaking on stage, presenting in meetings, or selling to prospects.

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May 26, 2022 1 min

Imagine being at a Broadway show, and the lead actor is playing a character who’s heartbroken by the sudden death of her only child. As she enters the stage, just for a moment, she is nonchalant, jumping into character only after she is within full view of the audience. Even if you don’t consciously see this, you still might feel that something is off.

 

The same is true when you, as a speaker, appear in front of a crowd. Within a ...

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Do you find public speaking to be mentally and physically exhausting? I know I do. After I speak, I’m happy to go to my hotel room and relax for a while. And I speak about public speaking!

 

How draining is it for those speakers — and maybe you’re one of them — who speak about topics and experiences that carry a great deal of emotional weight? How do you keep your emotions in check?

 

Well, Tricia Roos is with us today to help answ...

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Do you think that, as a speaker, you need a brand? You bet you do. In fact, if you know it or not, you already have one — whether or not it’s the one you want is entirely up to you.

 

So, as you listen to this episode, ask yourself if your brand strategically supports your efforts to grow your business, if others view you as you view yourself, and if you live up to your brand.

 

My guests, Tonya Eberhart & Michael Carr of Brand...

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It's simple. The more you speak, the more you'll speak! And a way to speak more, is to be a guest on podcasts. You might be thinking, “You know, that’s a fantastic idea.” But, before you start lining up possible shows that you can be on, please realize that there's more to appearing on a podcast than showing up and answering questions.

To help with this, here are several things you want to do.

 

Resources:

- Podmatch.co...

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Are you where you want to be as a speaker — not only in your speaking skill set but also if you’re looking to make speaking a career?  

If not, take the advice my mentor, Dick Herron, is quick to remind me — success is a choice … your choice.

 

You can also take that advice from today’s guest, Jim Roddy. Jim says that we’re in complete control of our career trajectory, and he’s done the research to prove it.

 

Jim has studied walk-...

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How good would it be if you could add a tool to your speak toolbox that helps you add more value to your clients? And at the same time, it would equip you with the ability to be more comfortable when dealing with unexpected situations, help you turn negative self-talk into positive action, and even more focused listening skills, which is extremely valuable in speaking. It would be pretty cool, wouldn’t it? In this episode, Izzy Ges...

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Do you use PowerPoint or similar software when delivering presentations? Are your slides enhancing your talks or making people wish they were somewhere else? Are you unsure how to use slides so they help, as opposed to hurting your message?  

 

In this episode, David McBee shares how you can avoid the most common mistakes speakers make when including slides in their presentations and how you can use slide decks to help deliver more...

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You may have loved public speaking from a young age. But it’s more than likely that you learned to love it over time. Of course, you may still be at the liking stage with loving it still a ways off. In any case, you’ll understand and appreciate my guest’s journey from hating public speaking to embracing it. Tune in as Ruth Rotkowitz talks about her experience and shares tips about preparing to deliver engaging messages.

 

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January 21, 2022 2 min

Do you want to make a point more memorable? Then, remember this. Repetition has power. Tune in and learn just how powerful repetition can be and how you can implement it.

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As you know, there is so much more that goes into public speaking than just speaking. This includes your intonation, body, breathing, and mindset. My guest, Claudia Monacelli, shares how you can use each of these and more to not only communicate your messages but also engage your audiences.

 

Takeaways

- how to be calm throughout your planning process

- getting through the first few minutes of your talk

- experiencing dynamic equil...

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When you speak to an audience, should you dress for yourself or the audience? Should you take the advice of those who say, “Be authentic,” or should you go by the axiom that your should dress one-half step above your audience? Well, here’s what I learned many years ago.

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If you’re a published author, then you know that, at one time or another, you may be asked to speak in public. This could be at a small gathering of fans; it could be at a conference. But no matter where you speak, you want to present yourself and your book well.

 

My guest for this episode of Public Speaking with Peter George is Stephanie Chandler. She shares with you the numerous benefits of speaking and how you can get more oppo...

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Are you getting all the speaking gigs you need or want? Are you speaking at the kinds of events you know you want to be speaking at? Are you getting paid what you're worth? If you answer "no" to any of these, I have to ask why. But, more importantly, I believe you have to ask yourself why. Listen in and move beyond these beliefs that are holding you back.

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It seems like every business magazine you read or every business show you watch or listen to includes something about branding. And over the past several years, this has included a very specific form of branding -- personal branding.

 

But what exactly is personal branding, and why is it so important to you, as a public speaker?

 

Listen in as my guest Jen Campbell answers these questions and more so you can establish yourself as a...

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Idioms, slang, and colloquialisms have their place in talks, but there are aspects of each that you want to take into consideration. In this brief episode, you learn how idioms and slang could confuse your audiences and how colloquialisms can taint the way your audiences perceive you. Listen in and hear how taking these into consideration may make a great deal of difference to the power of your talks.

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Storytelling is an art. And telling stories in a way that captivates an audience and delivers a message is taking that art form to its highest heights. If you are looking to develop your storytelling skills, then you want to listen to this episode. Michael Davis shares storytelling techniques that are easy to implement and will increase your impact, influence, and success in business.

 

Takeaways

  • How storytelling in business increa...
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    Have you ever watched reality shows, awards shows, or contests? Then you've probably noticed that, when the hosts are just about to announce the winners, they pause … for an extended amount of time! Perhaps a drum roll fills the gap while you watch intently, wondering who will win. And when that's the case, they have you right where they want you. They have created suspense and tension and got your full attention.

     

    You can...

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    How to Save Your Successful Voice with Judy Rodman

     

    If you’re like many speakers, when you talk about voice, you talk about using it to foster and support your messages. This might include inflection, rate, tone, and volume. But how much thought do you put into the health of your voice, and does it really even matter?

     

    Listen in as my guest, Nashville's top vocal coach Judy Rodman, sheds some light on how if you don’t take ca...

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    Public speaking coaches often use various shapes to describe where your hands should be when gesturing, including circle, box, and square. But, no matter what they call it, it suggests your hands stay in boundaries that go from your chin to your waist and about the same distance from side to side. Listen in and learn how you can break the rules and break out of the boundaries.

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    Speaking in front of others provides you with the opportunity to influence and inspire them. But, do the words you choose help you accomplish your objectives or undermine them? In this episode, Terre Short shows you how to choose the right words so your audiences are clear about your intentions.

     

    Takeaways

    - how to choose the words that represent your intentions

    -tying your intentions to your core values

    - how words can minimize a...

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