Mastering Your Audience Connection – 3 Key Lessons
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by Craig Valentine
6d ago
Here are 3 lessons you can use to take advantage of the most important word in public speaking, avoid the mistake that instantly makes your speech sound written, and understand how to make your speeches tighter so you can have a more powerful impact on your audience. Take a look. Want More? One year from ..read more
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The Missing Ingredient In Many Speeches
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by Craig Valentine
1w ago
For years, this necessary ingredient was missing in my speeches and I still see it missing in many speakers’ speeches today. Once you integrate it, it will make your audience’s experience much more satisfying and, as a result, you’ll likely find yourself in higher-demand as a speaker. The missing ingredient is “Reflection.” When they reflect ..read more
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Do Not Just Speak to Be Remembered, Speak to Be…
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by Craig Valentine
2M ago
Do you want to get the kind of buzz that gets you booked to speak time and time again? Do you want to touch thousands (maybe millions) of lives around the globe? Do you want to become known as a speaker with a powerful message? If  you said “Yes” to any of these questions, watch ..read more
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A Quick and Easy Way to Create Multiple Keynote Speeches
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by Craig Valentine
3M ago
Have you ever heard someone say, “Good luck is when preparedness meets opportunity?” Do you know why they said it? It’s because it’s true. And it’s especially true in the professional speaking industry. If you can stay ready to speak on multiple topics on a moment’s notice, you’ll be able to take advantage of the ..read more
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One Of The Deadliest Mistakes You Can Make As A Speaker Is…
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by Craig Valentine
4M ago
One of the deadliest mistakes you can make as a speaker is lifting yourself above your audience. Why is it deadly? Because it kills your connection with your audience. When you lift yourself up, you let your audience down. Similar, Not Special As a speaker, you want to come across as similar, not special. If ..read more
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3 Unique Ways to Stay Connected to Your Audience
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by Craig Valentine
6M ago
Write this down somewhere: If they’re predicting, you’re connecting.” Getting my audience to predict what happened next in my story is one of my favorite ways to stay connected (or even deepen the connection) with them. Take a look at this very quick story and see if you can figure out where I get my ..read more
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2 Questions to Make Your Audience Laugh and Connect Deeper With You
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by Craig Valentine
8M ago
There are two questions you can ask that will likely make your audience laugh, get them to reflect, and have them feel more connected to you. What are the 2 Questions? There are dozens of variations of these questions (or requests) but the key is to ask them back-to-back and in this order.   “Have ..read more
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The Wrong Questions to Ask As a Speaker
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by Craig Valentine
8M ago
What’s wrong with asking your audience the following question? “What is standing between you and your goal?” The problem with that question is you are basically telling your audience there’s something standing between them and their goal. You’re assuming. Some of your audience members might think, “You don’t know me. Why are you telling me ..read more
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2 Storytelling Tools That Will Instantly Transform Your Speeches and Your Audiences
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by Craig Valentine
11M ago
Dialogue is what breathes life into your stories and makes your audiences come alive.  The problem is most speakers only use one type of dialogue and that keeps them and their stories very limited. Take a look at 2 (out of the 7) of my favorite types of dialogue that will get you to connect ..read more
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How to Breathe Life into Your Stories with Movement
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by Craig Valentine
1y ago
Patricia Fripp once told me, “Craig, people won’t remember what you say as much as they’ll remember what they see when you say it.” In other words, you must make your speeches very visual. I often tell people that speaking involves a series of scenes. You move from one story and scene into another. But ..read more
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