Women in the Commencement Speaking World

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Build Your Expert Business, Public Speaking

Probably one of the most important speeches a student will hear in life is the one spoken during the graduation ceremony. The commencement speech gets the student geared up to take on the real world. Men continue to dominant the speaking world, especially those giving commencement speeches. Yet, statistics show that women now make up 60% of […]

How to Find Humorous Stories to Tell

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Build Your Expert Business, Fun, Humor, laughter, Public Speaking, Videos

If you lead teams, coach, educate or speak to groups, try telling a humorous story. It captures interest and helps people remember important points. Best mistakes stories, in particular, are great for teaching safety awareness and problems to avoid. They also build rapport by helping you appear more “human” to your listeners. Think of a time in your […]

The Best Kind of Story to Attract Ideal People to Your Business

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Build Your Expert Business, Creativity & Innovation, Leadership

Think of a speaker that had a big impact on you. Chances are they spoke about their long term vision, their life mission and you felt aligned with their values. Now, think about the last time you were trying to motivate someone to make a positive change. Perhaps you were talking to your team, or a […]

3 Easy Ways to Deal with Presentation Anxiety

Written by Carla Rieger on . Posted in Build Your Expert Business, Mindsets for Success, Personal Growth, Public Speaking, Stress

Deadlines and performance pressure can bring on anxiety…like having to give a business presentation or do public speaking. The good news is that there are now proven ways of dealing with it, that don’t require professional help. They only need a small amount of time and open mindedness.   3 top tips for releasing presentation anxiety: Play the “What if” Game […]

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