How to Boost Your Speaker Impact and Influence – An Interview With Daniel Priestley

Boost Your Speaker Influence

There’s a good reason why speakers who focus on influence ahead of directing audiences have greater appeal and impact.

That’s because, as author and management expert Ken Balchard puts it so well:

The key to succesful leadership today is influence, not authority.

And the same is true when it comes to being perceived as a thought leader.

Of course, that can seem easier said than done.

And while most everyone, likely including you, would say “Yes please, I’d love to feel I could score more highly on influence when speaking”…

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Hurrah! Why Being an Entertaining Speaker Doesn’t Have to be Hard Work

Do you have to be funny as a speakerRiddle me this: Do you think you need to be funny or entertaining to be a better or more popular speaker?

The hackneyed, ‘ba-dum-ch’ refrain to this question at professional speaker conferences around the world is always a resounding:

“Only if you want to get paid!”

And there’s myriad anecdotal evidence that these words ring true. Speakers who combine being entertaining with an ability to deliver demonstrably valuable and actionable ideas are in short supply and regularly get paid more for their services.

Of course, that’s hardly surprising. They make event organisers look good by pleasing both event attendees and the clients who pay to run events. In short, they make everyone feel like a winner.

Groovy. But, there’s an elephant in the room. What happens if you’d like to be a more in-demand speaker but you’re not very funny (and I’ll let you into a secret, most people fall into this category)? Does that mean that you’re out of luck and destined to play second fiddle to those who can amuse?

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Why Leadership and Customer Communication Skills Need to Take Centre Stage as AI Adoption Heats up

AI will demand superion leadership communication skillsAre you ready for how AI or Artificial Intelligence will tranform workplaces in most every industry and demand a widespread upgrading of leadership communication skills?

Here’s what’s happening folks. After decades of fits, starts and false dawns about what robotics or machines could do…

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Video Marketing Tips: How to Achieve a More Personal Connection on Camera – Podcast 87

Speaking to camera tips Via Ian BrodieWhat does it take to speak to camera in a natural, warm and inviting way – paving the way to more interesting and engaging video marketing content?

I’m going to let you into a secret. Chances are, even if you’re an experienced public speaker (and I include myself and other pro speakers in this comment), few people ace their first few videos.

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