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  • In my 35 years teaching public speaking, I developed 8-quickly applied tips using the acronym D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y. to improve your public speaking skills. In this new series I will share excerpts from my longer training using D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y. = eight presentation tips. The first letter in D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y is 'D' for Distractions. This means avoiding anything that is distracting which might deliver[...]

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    Entrepreneurs must learn to present their ideas well! In this part 2 of 7 series, we're discussing entrepreneur pitch tips that can attract fans and funders. In part 1, we reviewed creating a 'hook' to grab the audience's attention. Now let's review making a WIFM promise to further gain audience attention. What's a WIFM promise? WIFM is an acronym which stands for “what’s in it for [...]

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    Entrepreneurs must talk well!  Entrepreneurs are people with a burning idea they believe is marketable, but to get that idea to market, entrepreneurs will have to attract fans (i.e., customers) and often funders (i.e., investors) to bring that idea to fruition.  As a college professor and communications trainer, I've been teaching people how to present and talk better for more than [...]

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