Tips That Helped Me Lose the Jitters and Give a Speech!

2019-10-16T03:25:54+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

Before becoming a keynote speaker I will admit I was afraid of public speaking. As far back as I can remember the fear of getting up in front of any group made my heart beat fast and my nerves run wild. It took me almost 10 years to be comfortable giving a speech on the big stage. In this blog post I am sharing the tips and practices that have [...]

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Speaker’s Beware: The Audience Is Always Right

2018-03-16T00:19:16+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

I was a retailer in Houston for almost 20 years before becoming a keynote speaker. Our mindset in the retail world—“the customer is always right” that we borrowed from Nordstrom and Warren Buffet—has stayed with me even throughout my speaking career. Many times when a speaker delivers an uninspiring performance, they blame the audience’s lack of energy or sense of humor. In my experience, the key to a speaker's success [...]

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Bored with Myself! Time to Let It Go

2019-10-16T03:28:00+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

Do you ever get bored with YOURSELF? I was, and I decided it was time to "Let It Go" and to make some changes in my keynotes presentations and also in my day to day routine. Actually, I didn't even know I was bored with myself until I attended  a keynote workshop in Denver. It was three days, working on our content and stories. Throughout those three days, I explored [...]

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Sticky Stories Build Brands

2018-05-21T19:05:09+00:00By |Professional Speaking|

I started on my journey to become a motivational speaker the summer of 1999.  I had just closed my last retail store and I was searching for my next career.  A friend of mine talked me into going to a local speaker's meeting (National Speakers Association of Houston) and it just so happened that on that particular night a group of  newbie speakers were presenting their 15 minute graduation talk.  I [...]

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