Developing Executive Presence: The Leader's Ultimate Guide
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3M ago
  Executive Presence is a term often used in the professional world, yet it can be complicated to pinpoint exactly what it is. People just know they need to have it. In this guide, we’ll discuss executive presence and, more importantly, help you learn how to hone it. Whether you're aspiring to move up the career ladder, seeking to inspire your team with greater confidence, or aiming to leave a lasting impact on your team, understanding and developing your executive presence is key. Let’s get started. -Kit Pang Founder, BostonSpeaks P.S. Don't miss out on an opportunity to elevate your ex ..read more
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The New Type of Confidence in Public Speaking
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4M ago
Table of Contents Speaker's Mindset Trap: The Myth of the Flawless Speaker The Speaking Shift: Embracing Authenticity Through Vulnerability Speaking Actions: Here's How You Can Become A Better Speaker In our journey to become more compelling speakers, we often overlook a powerful tool that lies within us: vulnerability. This is probably not the first time you’ve heard of being vulnerable and part of you is probably already showing your vulnerability in certain situations as a speaker. I’m talking to that part of you in higher-stakes situations where you can’t be too invulnerable because you ..read more
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How To Show Up As You Best Speaking Self
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4M ago
  ⭐ Intro I was in a meeting with Gina, our Head Public Speaking Coach, and we were brainstorming about a speaking retreat that we could do in the future.   We asked each other what we wanted participants to experience during the retreat and what they would ultimate gain afterwards.   Gina talked about a very crucial topic - knowing how to show up as speakers.   Do you truly understand who you are as a speaker, or are you merely echoing the styles of others?   ? Invisible Speaking Chain: Society’s Identity of A Good Speaker Most likely, you’ve adopted society’s mold o ..read more
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Being In The Spotlight: The Art of Being Seen & Creative Expression
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4M ago
Recently we had our marketing meeting for BostonSpeaks as we were gearing up for the launch of SpeakStudio. Hayleigh, our COO at BostonSpeaks, shared this important message about the power of being seen and using our creative expression. Hayleigh:  When I think about public speaking or standing in front of a crowd to speak… What is that?  It’s people seeing you. It's expressing yourself and being seen in that expression, which has to do with your creativity. -- How you present yourself to the world, -- How you express your creativity, -- How you show your creativity, -- How people se ..read more
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Rethink Public Speaking Practice: Why More Speaking Isn't the Answer To Overcoming Public SpeakingAnxiety
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4M ago
  In the speaking situations that give you anxiety, how many times do you think you’ll have to speak so that you can…  …get over the speaking anxiety, …speak with ease, …or be as comfortable as you probably are in 1on1 conversations?  There’s one approach most of our clients are taking that keeps them stuck with speaking anxiety longer! This approach is the “Be So Good Approach”. You see, I also made the same mistake with this approach when I started as a speaker coach… …I wanted to help my clients be so good as speakers, that they wouldn’t get nervous, they wouldn’t m ..read more
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Rethinking Public Speaking Practice: Why More Speaking Isn't the Answer To Overcoming Anxiety
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5M ago
  In the speaking situations that give you anxiety, how many times do you think you’ll have to speak so that you can…   …get over the speaking anxiety, …speak with ease, …or be as comfortable as you probably are in 1on1 conversations?    There’s one approach most of our clients are taking before they work with us that holds them back from beating speaking anxiety and speaking with greater ease.   You see, I also made this same mistake with this approach when I started out as a speaker coach…   This approach was the “Be So Good Approach”...   …meaning I’ll hel ..read more
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How do I stop being VERY nervous as a speaker
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5M ago
How do I stop being VERY nervous as a speaker? This question you’re asking is one of the reasons why the nerves build up even more in the first place. Let me explain. FYI - this article specifically targets why we get so nervous when we’re about to speak or when we start to speak. Most people that I talk to when it comes to public speaking anxiety say that it’s okay to have a few nerves going into the situation but it’s not okay to have such high levels of nerves that it goes into doomsday mode. Others have said: “If I have a catastrophic meltdown, the world is going to end.” “If I flop it ..read more
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The Charisma Equation
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5M ago
Ahhh..Charisma. It’s one of those things we hear people say, “Wow, I wish I was as charismatic as that speaker!” Someone who has charisma seems like they are a magnet and they’re able to draw people in.  -- Is it what they do? -- Is it who they are? -- Is it what they say? In this article, you’ll discover how to capture that charisma and develop it within yourself with The Charisma Equation.    The Charisma Equation: C = E(nergy) + Em(otion) + En(gagement)  , We’re going to define each part of this equation then you’ll get actionable steps you can carry out to imp ..read more
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The Speaker's Handbook: The Ultimate Guide To Developing As A Speaker
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6M ago
This guide will show you how to become the speaker you aspire to be. After interviewing over 200+ world-class speakers and transforming hundreds of individuals to become confident and influential speakers, you start to notice patterns. You’re going to discover the success patterns of different types of speakers. I’m going to help you uncover the mindsets, emotions, and behaviors that different types of speakers have so that you can take these patterns and start integrating them into your life. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE INTRODUCTION FIRST. Let’s dive in. Kit Pang Founder, BostonSpeaks p ..read more
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The Ultimate Checklists For Speakers
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10M ago
Whether facing a crowd of thousands, a small group, or even an interview, get ready to uncover the tools and checklists needed to help you prepare as a speaker and connect with your audience in profound ways. Below you’ll find the best checklists to help you prepare, present, and prosper for every speaking situation. You can download the PDFs of the checklists with the link under each of the sections. To Your Speaking Success! Your Speaker Coaches, Gina & Kit   Table of Speaking Checklists Checklist To Design The Perfect (Presentation/Workshop/Training/Meeting) Public Speaking Prepar ..read more
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