What You Should Learn From Awesome Speakers (And Why Imitation is Folly)

Learn from JFK Public SpeakingIf you want to hone your speaking skills, should you check out the best practices of awesome speakers and make it your business to learn from these folks so you can emulate or even imitate what they do?

After all, why reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to and weren’t Mark Twain and George Bernard Shaw right when they said:

  • “There’s no such thing as a new idea. That’s impossible.” and
  • “Imitation isn’t just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning”.

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Create More Compelling Facebook Videos With These 7 Ideas from Andrea Vahl

Facebook video tips from andrea vahlVideo content isn’t just hot these days; it has become the dominant type of content consumed online (In fact, studies show it’s set to account for 74% of all web traffic this year).

And if you’re not creating easy to find and compelling video content to promote your business on Facebook or YouTube, chances are you’ll lose out to competitors who do. After all, out of sight is out of mind.

But, here’s the snag. Although 96% of businesses say they plan to use video over the next year, many business leaders either don’t know or have yet to figure out how to create interesting video content.

If that sounds like you and you’d like some quick tips that can set you up for greater success when creating video – in this case for Facebook – you’re in luck…

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Why Being Authentic Matters When Creating Business Videos

Create Authentic Business VideosIt’s hard enough for expert speakers to create compelling and inspiring content – but, what does it take to meet both of these goals via business videos AND for these to go viral too? And…Should you want your videos to go viral?

While preparing for a brand new, FREE 7 Day Marketing Video Challenge for SME owners and professionals that I’m rolling out with April Heavens-Woodcock from 8 May 2017 (and you’re welcome to click here, if you’d like to take part), my missus asked me a tough question:

So what makes a video go viral anyway?

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Open Your Ears to Find Funny Material For Your Speeches

Ask any successful comedian; being funny takes a lot of work and is actually quite a serious business.

Typically, there are many rounds of writing, re-writing and testing required to create an awesome stand-up set. And it can take time.

But, here’s a truism. Things can go a deal faster if you start with good material.

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