As you may know, I am a professional speaker. I gave my first paid presentation in 1994 for $200 to a group of life insurance salespeople. I have done hundreds of presentations since then. Today, I am much better than I was when I started, only because I’ve worked hard at the craft. I am constantly reading about speaking, watching other speakers present and bugging my mentors like Mark Sanborn and Mark Mayberry.

Recently, a friend of mine sent a collection of articles and links that he thought I would enjoy. He said that I probably knew all the tricks and didn’t need them but he sent them anyway. Well, I needed them; they’re awesome and I know you’ll find them helpful too. Here are the links and articles:

Beat Stage Fright At Work (pdf)

Public Speaking Tips (pdf)

Public Speaking Links (pdf)

Remember, we all need to work on our ability to speak and command a group’s attention. Speaking is a craft we all should take seriously. Being an effective communicator is one of the best talents you can have. If you’re in sales (and we all are if you think about it), you are a speaker and should be looking for ways to improve. Check out the links and let us know what you think.

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