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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.

A daily ritual that will help you de-stress (in just 5 minutes)

Process your thoughts, diffuse stress and find an optimistic perspective in just a few minutes.<p>For many, stress is an accepted part of daily life, whether it’s triggered by a mile-long to-do list at work, a schedule packed full of family commitments or the stream of never-ending bills in your …

Mindfulness

How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding

Think about something you’re having a hard time getting started on, something important to you.<p>Maybe it’s a particular kind of work — like writing a proposal or crafting a particularly delicate email. Maybe it’s an important conversation you know you need to have with someone that you haven’t had. …

5 Ways to Project Confidence in Front of an Audience

Employees, investors, and partners don’t just follow anyone — they follow leaders who have command of the business and command of the stage. Whether you’re presenting on an analyst call or speaking to your entire organization in a town hall meeting, you’re being judged on your confidence and …

Public Speaking

How to Give the Same Talk to Different Audiences

If you’re asked to speak at a conference or event, it’s likely because you’ve demonstrated expertise in your particular subject. To provide a great experience for attendees, you generally want to focus on the topic the organizers have requested – the “greatest hits” that you’re known for. But …

How Much Should You Charge for a Speech?

Many professionals would love to do more speaking at conferences and conventions. But when the invitation comes, they’re often paralyzed by money: Is it appropriate to ask for some? And if so, how much?<p>I’m a paid keynote speaker who delivers 30–50 talks per year. I’ve also interviewed folks about …

3 Tips for Presenting in English When You’re Not a Native Speaker

As a coach and international business school instructor, I have worked with hundreds of current and future leaders who are accomplished, bright, and capable — and who quickly lose their confidence and competence when making business presentations. For a subset of these leaders — those who need to …

Language Learning

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 …

Self-help

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 …

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 …

Social Media

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 …

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 …

Speaker Magazine

Do you remember where you were when you first heard the phrases “let it go” or “pick a lane”? Perhaps you were in the hallway of an NSA Convention …

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 …

What Is Content Marketing?

Your Internet marketing strategy using digital, social media and email marketing<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated September 17, 2016<p>Content Marketing for …

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 …

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 …

Emotional Intelligence

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 …

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 …

Leadership

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 …

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 …

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 Business School

"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 …

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

Building Trust and Credibility on Your Website

<b>Use proof elements about your experience</b><p>It always pays to remember that when people first visit your website, they are basically strangers. They …

Marketing