Posts Tagged ‘Pitch’

MASTER THE ART OF THE PITCH

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

What do you do when you have a product or service to promote? What do you do when you want others to participate in the benefits of your product or service? What do you do to emotionally connect with your audience? How do you master the art of the pitch? We all want to be […]

Know Your Audience Before You Speak!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Know your audience before you speak! Know your audience and their triggers before you open your mouth to speak. It starts with WHY. Why are you presenting and to whom?  Examine the purpose of your talk, seminar or workshop in relationship to your audiences’ profile. Their age, profession, titles, projects, organization, company and the event play […]

The new lost Art of Conversation

Friday, September 9th, 2016

What is a conversation? A week ago I was reading a book listing 100 definitions of a ‘conversation’. I’ve been thinking about many of the responses in that book and how we define conversation. A short definition of ‘conversation’ in the Oxford dictionary is “the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words.” The Wikipedia definition […]

How to get audience attention every time you pitch!

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Grabbing Audience Attention is Step 1 How do you get your audience’s attention? Next, how do you engage your audience? Finally, how do you get them to want to hear more? The rules apply if you’re selling, pitching, or speaking regardless of the situation. The most common opening used by over 80% of people pitching starts […]

Find and Power your Authentic Voice – Lesson 6 – Voice Melody

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Voice Melody – The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the melody of speech as — “the intonation of connected speech: the continual rise and fall in pitch of the voice in speech.” In an earlier lesson, I described the ability and how to of the human voice to have 36 different pitches. On the average most people […]

Find and Power Your Authentic Voice – Lesson 4 – Pace

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Your speaking pace, or speed, is a critical tool to effectively keep your audiences engaged (audio version of this blog post can be heard here). Speaking too quickly may leave your audience behind. Speaking too slowly may lull the audience into dozing off. And there are those who speak at a “normal” pace which is not enough […]

Master the Art of the Pitch

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

How do you emotionally connect with your audiences? Pitching is the new catchphrase for business development/sales.