7 Game-Changing Speak to Close Strategies

Sales Presentations – Use these techniques we share in our Speak to Close Sales Presentation Training program Giving speeches and presentations can be one of your greatest networking and closing business strategies. But, do you Speak to Close? As a presentation coach to CEOs, U.N. officials and other business leaders, I often find that an average […]

What Does a “Good” Presentation Look Like?

I gave an interview for a magazine on meetings for the financial service industry. They had asked for answers to their questions to be emailed.  I knew this could be valuable to so many more people.  Here is what I shared.  Hope you can use some of the strategies. Jess Todtfeld teaches financial service professionals […]

5 Strategies for Crushing Your Next TED or TEDx Talk …

I get asked about my thoughts on TED or TEDx talks.  Here are some of the things I share with clients and folks at events. 1) Create a unique hook or title. When you start your TED talk, you want to begin with the end in mind. You want to create something that people would […]

The Secret to Using Notes During Presentations

Most people don’t use notes when giving a presentation.  They just put them all up on a PowerPoint slide and read to everyone in the room. We all know what this is like … we hate it (unless we are the presenter.)  How can we fix this situation so everyone can be supported and so […]

Is Your Voice Good Enough?

Many people wonder about this when I work with them.  The good news is that 98 percent of the people I meet don’t have any major issues.  Most issues are small and with minor tweaking can sound great. Below I talk about why our voices bother us, I talk about the art of the pause, […]

Eliminate Ums and Ahs

We wish people wouldn’t use ums and ahs when speaking to us and we wish we wouldn’t litter our own conversations, speeches or media interviews with ums ahs.   So?  What should we do? Here is a free tool you can use to help eliminate those pesky ums and ahs and make them go away: […]

Strong Female Speakers

 There is a need for more strong female speakers to step forward and be seen. This site will profile more as presentation training is one of our core offerings.   Why is there a need?  Well, when people talk about great speakers, the knee jerk response is to show CEOs and powerful execs of the […]

PowerPoint Slides – How Many Slides Should You Have?

PowerPoint and PowerPoint Slides … Below are some of the biggest questions I get around PowerPoint.  The biggest being “How many PowerPoint slides should I have?” There is a bigger question though… and I bring it up at the end of this short video from our accountability program. The good news is that there is […]