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The real hard work that goes into a presentation should take place before you step up to the podium. Effective presentations are designed before they are delivered. If you aspire to be a breakthrough speaker, design your speech with the following components in mind. Outcomes. When designing your speech, begin at the end. In other …

Success breeds confidence, and confidence breeds success. But confidence doesn’t come naturally for most of us. We must develop it in ourselves, and, as leaders, we must develop it in others. How? We start at the bottom and work up. Level 1 — The confidence to try. The goal at this level is attempting the …

(I often advise and coach executives and professional speakers. For leaders, the ability to communicate well and speak persuasively is a critical skill. All professional speakers, myself included, can continue to improve their skills. To answer the questions I’m most frequently asked and share some of the insights I’ve learned from 25 years of professional …