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One of the best rules for how to dress for speaking presentations is this…dress one step above your audience. When in doubt, or better yet, always ask the event planner what the dress code will be. Advertisements
Ask questions of the event planner about what they expect. Double check about denominational views too. Don’t get caught off guard because you failed to ask enough question ahead of time. Make a list of standard questions you ask every … Continue reading →
Do not play with your hair or clothing while on stage. If your undergarments, clothes or hairstyle are uncomfortable, change them.
Cultivate the skill that your words form pictures in the minds of those listening to you speak or reading the words you’ve written in a book or a song.
The early bird catches the worm! The earlier you start your book promotion the better. Starting 90 days before the book’s release date is recommended in order to sufficiently build buzz. A solid publicity plan can take up to 12 … Continue reading →
Prepare a written interview Q&A style. Post on the Media page of your website for easy access when you start booking media interviews.
Don’t try to be all things to all people. Be content to share your highest and best message with those God has called you to reach.
Some of the most important things in life are only accomplished if we have a sense of urgency. With regard to your speaking, writing, and other communication tasks, what are the things that you did to do sooner than others? … Continue reading →
If you narrow down your presentations to a handful that most closely align with your audience’s specific problem, your core message, down to the ones that are most effective, most requested, best received and most offered, you will be more … Continue reading →
Ask your tribe/audience questions. Listen to them. Find where they need help the most. THEN and only then…look at your areas of experience, skills, expertise, and lessons learned. Be specific in the solution you offer to speak into their lives … Continue reading →
Each type of audience can hear a similar message from your core message group, yet each audience has a different need. Find that pain-point, meet that specific need or solve their specific problem, and you have a winner!
Coordinate the time of your promotions. Try to schedule your guest posts, author interviews, giveaways, advertising and other promotions to run in conjunction with each other, so that each promotion gains momentum from the next one. The perception of ‘being … Continue reading →