Posts by Joe Yazbeck

10 USEFUL TIPS FOR OPENING MORE DOORS WITH EMAIL

1. Customize. Customize. Customize. Yes, it does take more work. However, it’s immediately clear to decision makers if your email pitch was written to them personally – or if the email was simply copied and pasted. One of the two gets a significantly better response! 2. Follow-up. One email is not going to do the…

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CREATING YOUR OWN ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

An economy is built flourishing on competent businesses providing high quality products and services the public need and want and are happy to exchange for. This concept is based on creation and expansion.  A business creates its wealth with hard work by purposed team members achieving the goals of the company A business run well…

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AUTHENTIC VS. SYNTHETIC SPEAKERS

PRESENCE: (as in stage presence) The state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place.   How “there” or present are you? Are you fully “there” where you are? The more present you are, the more of yourself you give to your audience, and the more authentic your presentation becomes. There are specific…

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8 Must-Avoids in Public Speaking

AFTER MANY YEARS OF COACHING speakers and industry leaders, I have developed a very simple and workable checklist of what to avoid when preparing, organizing, and delivering speeches and presentations of any kind to ensure that my clients/students do not make these mistakes. If you use this checklist, you’ll be well on your way to…

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The Real Ingredients of True Education 

When I first read this article by my friend, colleague and educator, Ingrid Gudenas, I felt responsibly compelled to promote it widely. Her commentary as described here, is what defines my purpose, why I am so committed in my work and the underlying inspiration in performing my duties to help professionals and people of all…

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PR is a Promise for the Future

Interesting quotes taken from a piece in Fortune Magazine by Muhtar Kent, the retiring CEO of Coca-Cola.    There are some comments he makes in the story about leadership that deserve more attention, and are linked to PR. PR establishes a position for companies that they must grow into and deliver on.   * Re: starting points… “Over nearly…

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Creating a Powerful Conclusion For your Presentation

THE CONCLUSION IS THE most valuable part of any speech: it must be compelling and engaging, it must create anticipation, and, above all, it must be memorable. It is in your conclusion that you will motivate your audience to commit to your call to action-to actually respond and do something, rather than merely spectate. And…

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How to Open Your Speech with a BANG!!

I’M SURE YOU’VE SEEN IT BEFORE-the most common approach to beginning a presentation is to start out with a quote or a joke. Unfortunately, unless you know exactly what kind of audience you’re dealing with, this kind of beginning may come off as extremely contrived-and it may also completely miss the mark.  I can’t emphasize…

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Building Speaker Credibility

WHEN YOU MAKE A POINT, major or minor back it up with support sources that will give it credibility. Such support sources have the power to add weigh and authority to what you’re saying. You might assert, “The environment today is in bad shape.” Well, that’s a very general point. What you want to do…

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Dissolving the Fixed Ideas or Opinions of Your Audience

After an effectively delivered attention-getting opening, I advise speakers to take an additional step to ensure that they truly have their audiences with full attention in front of them and prepared to receive the main body or remainder of the presentation. In this case, what I am referring to here are audience attendees who have…

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