Archive for the ‘Presentation Skills’ Category

presentations

The #1 Most Costly but Avoidable Mistake of Presentations 

There are 66 words in the Lord’s Prayer, and most people can recite it. There are 179 words in the 10 Commandments, and most people can name at least a few. There are 282 words in the Gettysburg address, and most people can recognize it. Then there are 26,911 words in the United States Government’s Regulation on the Sale of […]

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Using Visualizations to Propel Achievement

The amount of our endurance is directly proportionate to the clarity of our vision. When we have a crystal clear picture of what we want in life, and we spend a lot of time thinking about it, then there is naturally a strong connection to how doing the short term sacrifices we’re asking ourselves to make today forward us toward that […]

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professional speaker

The Uncomfortable Truth About How to Become a Professional Speaker

People ask me all the time, “how do you get into public speaking?” There are lots of different answers and many necessary steps but there is one simple one you cannot overlook. If you want to teach people about greatness, then you yourself have to have done something great. You have to earn the right to talk to people. You […]

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Speaking Industry

Succeeding in the Speaking Industry with Brian Tracy – Episode 163 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Brian Tracy is an Author, Keynote speaker and seminar leader. He addresses more than 250,000 people each year on the subjects of personal and professional development and has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of […]

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jokes

How Do You Write Jokes?

If you’re a business leader or a professional speaker you don’t necessarily need to learn how to write jokes, but it will help you if you can learn to be funny.  Someone recently asked me, “Rory how do you write jokes?” My response was “don’t try to write jokes; instead write stories.”  For most people it’s much easier to write […]

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visibility marketing

David Avrin: Visibility Marketing – Episode 154 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

  David Avrin, The Visibility Coach, is one of the most in-demand Business Marketing/Branding Keynote Speakers in the world today. With a surprisingly irreverent and entertaining style, David delivers a profoundly insightful and hard-hitting message to business audience across North America and around the world.   Show Highlights: The new reality in the marketplace is that everybody’s good. @DavidAvrin You […]

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The #1 Greatest Secret Technique of World Championship Winning Speeches and Presenters

What if I told you there was one distinctive secret of world champion presentations that separates them from all others? Well there most certainly is… I don’t talk about it much anymore these days, but a big part of how I started my speaking career was by competing in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. It’s a contest where […]

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The Most Painful, Expensive and Valuable Marketing Lesson I’ve Ever Learned

Pardon the transparency but my newest book, Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time, isn’t selling very well. Don’t get me wrong; we had a very successful initial launch of the book in the first few weeks of the year when we were driving traffic and telling all of our fans and followers about it’s release. It sells […]

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Michael Port: Steal the Show – Episode 107 of the Daily Discipline Show with Rory Vaden

Michael Port – Called “an uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe, a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, and a “sales guru” by the Financial Times, Michael Port is a NY Times bestselling author of six books including Book Yourself Solid, The Think Big Manifesto and his hot new release, Steal the Show. To learn more about his […]

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Tips to writing a great blog

10 Steps to Writing a Great Blog

I’m getting asked more and more about my writing methodologies. Here is my quick preflight checklist for writing blog posts. Think of a person or persons in your life that you are writing to and put their name at the top of the page. In one sentence define what the message of your article is and write that at the […]

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Brand New! Rory Vaden Keynote Speaker Demo Video

Did you know that a large part of our business model includes companies, associations and all different types or organizations inviting me out to speak to them and their teams live?   If you or someone you know is a part of planning conferences that bring in outside experts, strategists and thought-leaders to speak we would love to talk to […]

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Rory Vaden Tedx Talk: How to Multiply Time

  Everything you know about time-management is wrong. In this challenging and counter-intuitive video, Self-Discipline Strategist and New York Times bestselling author Rory Vaden, shows you why you can’t solve today’s time-management challenges with yesterday’s time-management strategies. More importantly he explains why procrastinating on purpose is the key to being able to Multiply your time. Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book […]

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Erin Casey Master Storytelling Episode 90 on The Rory Vaden Show

Erin has a bachelor’s in journalism from Sam Houston State University with a focus in advertising and photography. The combined study of words and imagery has proven beneficial to her career as a writer, editor and book coach. She has written hundreds of articles and interviewed local folks, celebrities and successful entrepreneurs. She has written articles on topics ranging from […]

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Dianna Booher on Why Communication Fails Episode 73

Dianna Booher is the bestselling author of 46 books, published in 26 languages, with nearly 4 million copies sold. Her personal development topics include leadership communication, executive presence, writing, and life balance. She has appeared on national media such as Good Morning America, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. and is in the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame. Her new book […]

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Crafting Messages that Matter with 2014 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking Dananjaya Hettiarachchi on the Daily Discipline Podcast with Rory Vaden Episode 61

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi is the World Champion of Public Speaking – 2014 conferred by Toastmasters International. He’s also been a Tedx Speaker and is amongst a handful of HRD consultants in the Asia-Pacific region that specializes in Performance Prediction, Most of Dananjaya’s work focuses on strategic planning, Index based HRDevel infrastructure and Rapid Competency Development to enhance organizational service delivery capabilities. […]

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The Surprisingly Simple Truth of Building an Online Following

I use to think that the key to building a large online tribe was being brilliant. Nyan cat changed my mind on that. Then I thought it was that you had to be completely unique and original and hyper niche specific. For a while I thought it was impossible unless you were already famous offline. And then this summer I heard […]

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Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking – 2007 First Runner-Up

 [youtuber youtube=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL-BVAYMoJY&feature=youtu.be‘] Today I am blessed to keynote the Toastmasters International convention in Kuala Lampur. It will be in front of 3000 people from dozens of countries. Toastmasters has made a great impact on my life. Here, for the first time ever, I share with the public a copy of my speech from when I placed second in the World […]

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Ryan Avery, World Champion Speaking Tips on the Daily Discipline Podcast with Rory Vaden Episode 54

At age 25, Ryan Avery became the youngest Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking in history; competing against more than 30,000 people from 116 countries to claim the 2012 World Championship title. He is the cofounder of Avery Today, Inc. and managing partner at How to Be a Speaker, LLC where he helps professionals succeed at work by improving their […]

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Overcome your fear of public speaking in less time than it takes to shoot whiskey

You are not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety. And why wouldn’t you? It’s terrifying.  It’s a room full of people staring at you. Watching your every move. Listening to your every word. Perpetually judging you. And basically sitting right there in front of you to obviously catch any embarrassing mistake […]

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My Secret to Being a Great Writer

It is amazing to me to think that in February 2015 my first book, Take the Stairs, will have already been out for 3 years! My new book (Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time) will be coming out in January. This week I put the final finishing edits on this new book that I believe will be an absolute […]

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