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By drrobpennington | Dr Rob Pennington, psychologist and award winning speaker shares resources to help anyone use speaking to market their business, create product, and increase revenue.

How to Actually Handle Q&A Sessions After a Presentation Like a Pro

A bad Q&A session can be the death of an otherwise great presentation. Here's how to keep it alive.<p>It was one of my first presentations and though it wasn't my best, it wasn't horrible. That is until they opened it up for questions.<p>Though it only lasted about 10 minutes, that single Q&A session …

Public Speaking

Get Over Your Fear of Sales

When you graduate from college with a degree in communication studies and rhetoric, the business world can look very confusing. Unsure of where I fit …

Selling

Networking with People You Can’t Meet in Person

These days, most professionals work with clients or colleagues across the globe — which means you’re at a serious disadvantage if you limit your networking efforts to local industry meet-ups or inviting people out to coffee. In order to develop solid professional relationships with contacts outside …

Networking

On Connecting with His Audience...

Jack Canfield interviews Rob about being a successful speaker.

How A Great Amazon Book Description Can Help Authors Sell More Books

Whether on Amazon or any other e-tailer, book descriptions are more important than most authors realize. Many times I'll see blocks of text pulled from the back of the book and while, in theory, that's not a bad idea. It may not be the greatest if your book description isn't strong to begin with or …

Publishing

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

There's no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

Speaker Magazine

Marquesa Pettway / July 27, 2017<p>Speaker Magazine Columnist Marquesa Pettway, CSP, interviews Influence main stage presenters Kindra Hall and Sekou …

7 Epic Ways to Grow Your Tribe and Create Raving Fans

Throughout history humans we have craved a deeper connection. That's why people don't do business with companies, they do business with people. Why is it then that many businesses fail to tap into the power of this interpersonal connection?<p>Imagine a world where people honestly care about their …

Networking

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Your sites shouldn't sell. At all. These "side project" websites are not direct response sales machines. They shouldn't look or smell commercial. At …

Facebook

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6 Steps to Writing an Hour Speech in 48 Hours

So, you’ve got to give a presentation and you do what most people do—procrastinate. Right? I’m a professional speaker and that means I’m a pro at …

Public Speaking

Video Tip: Identify the Right Clients for Your Speaking Business

In this video tip, Liz shares the importance of how to identify the right clients for your speaking business to avoid time and effort on clients who …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

6 Curious Hacks to Accomplish More By Doing Less

Yesterday I've crossed two borders, closed three ongoing projects with my clients, sealed the deal with a new prospect and was home by dinner to share a cooked together meal with my significant other.<p>I work around 25 hours per week, get a healthy eight-hour sleep, take unscheduled day offs and …

Project Management

Create a “Mastermind Group” to Help Your Career

Getting to the top of your field is a challenge, but it’s easier with the support of a strong peer network. A group of trusted colleagues – often known as a mastermind group – can provide honest feedback, help you refine your ideas, and share insights and leads. They can also inspire you with their …

Management

Extending Your Social Media Reach: Working the Facebook Author Tag Feature

In this digital age, marketing is progressing with leaps and bounds. The advent of social networks has further opened up new avenues for marketers to promote their products and increase their reach. Probably, one of the best social networks for advertising right now is Facebook.<p>Since it launched …

InterAct

How to Create Effective Content Your Customers Love

When it comes to creating content that your customers keep coming back to, there are three things to consider. Truly effective content must be: relevant, engaging and actionable.<p><b>Relevant content</b><p>Your content must be relevant to your target demographic. But it must also be relevant to your brand. We …

Digital Marketing

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

Harvard

"Not Now" Isn't "No" and 7 Other Things Successful Entrepreneurs Understand About Focus

Photo credit: martinak15 / Foter / CC BY<p><b>Focus.</b> Bring that word up to a new entrepreneur and watch what happens. You'll likely be met with rolled eyes, an annoyed brush off or a comment about how focusing isn't possible or necessary when the goal is to experiment and create something new.<p>And it's …

Entrepreneurship

How to Place Text on Video with iMovie for iPhone

Many iOS users will want to know how they can place text, a phrase, or a word overlay atop of a video captured with their iPhone. This is a fairly …

OS X

Getting Strangers to Trust You — 7 Trust Elements on Your Website

Two friends of mine, Jon and Sarah, walked into a bar …Seriously, they really did.Unfortunately, the first thing they saw was red-velvet upholstery …

Web Design

10 top writing tips and the psychology behind them

There are plenty of folks happy to tell you how to write better, just as any doctor will tell you to “eat right and exercise.” But changing your …

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Internet entrepreneurs are constantly tweaking their social media business strategies in order to better reach their target market. However, as the …

30 Conference Presentation Tools To Help Speakers Wow Attendees

Explore 30 tools to designed to help event organizers, and speakers create and manage engaging conference presentations. Discover them all at the …

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Webinar software and webinar marketing is becoming an increasingly indispensable tool for small and medium-sized businesses. Yet, while many players …

7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers

You'd never know it, but Simon Sinek is naturally shy and doesn't like speaking to crowds. At parties, he says he hides alone in the corner or doesn't even show up in the first place. He prefers the latter. Yet,with some 22 million video views under his belt, the optimistic ethnographer also …

Leadership

How to Get Interviewed On TV

Some of the best media opportunities come from reading the news, and staying on top of current affairs.<p>This was certainly the case this week when I appeared on CNBC Asia Squawk Box to talk about Australian CEOs failing to embrace LinkedIn and Twitter, and why this is a missed opportunity to not …

Employment