Category Archives: Speaking

Avoid Stage Fright by Preparing and Rehearsing Before a Presentation

January 10, 2018

A fellow public speaker recently asked me for inspiration and ideas to overcome sudden anxiety about giving a presentation. Here is the key. If you are going to give a presentation, you need to know your material well. Know the core material, the value that you are providing to the audience. Rehearse, if necessary, ahead of time. After that, the … Read the rest

Pace of Change Increases

December 23, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the pace of change increases.

The wheel keeps on turning. The pace of innovation keeps increasing. How do we keep up in a world of change? Change needs to become the norm. Now, we’re not in the only period of change. People are concerned about the rise of artificial intelligence, we’ve talked about it … Read the rest

Radio Show

December 21, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about his experience at a Radio Show in Austin.

Hey folks, Shawn McBride here. Excited to be with you live from Austin. You see in the background some of the final moments of the Radio Show that’s actually out here in the hallway. There’s live music going on in the main hall. I’m out here … Read the rest

Content vs. Polish

December 20, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about content and polish when delivering a speech.

Hi folks, Shawn here with you, talking about content versus polish. Many of us at Thought Leaders are going to have to at some point, make a decision. Do we have strong content, or do we have a lot of polish on that content? And in a … Read the rest

Perfectionist Are Everywhere

December 16, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about perfectionist and how it affects your business.

Folks, Shawn here with you. Talking about a very important issue about the reality of business, and it’s perfectionism. You know in a theoretical world, everything would be perfect. And there’s a lot of people out there that pride themselves on perfectionism.

If you grew up in … Read the rest

Dan Sullivan – Do You Notice When You Get Tired, Other People Get Stupid

December 12, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the consequences of when we get tired.

Hi, folks, Shawn here with you. Question for you. Do you ever notice when you get tired, that other people get stupid? I’m serious here. This question was posed by Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach in one of our sessions. Do you notice when you’re starting to … Read the rest

Growth: Pushing Against the Edge

December 5, 2017

I recently attended Heroic Public Speaking by Michael Port, a conference for the speaking industry. As you know, I speak frequently.

During the conference, Michael Port shared his thoughts on growth. He said that when you are going through growth, you are often pushing against the limit. You are often against an edge. You are often at your capacity. The … Read the rest

Timing is Everything

December 1, 2017

Several times recently, I had to walk the same route to a meeting every morning. What was interesting along this route was that every day the scene changed. I walked at different times, and every time there were different people doing different things. It made me think about the business world and how timing is everything.

If I want to … Read the rest

Overcoming Buyer Hesitancy

December 1, 2017

Recently at a conference, the hosts made an offer from the stage. They offered something people could buy. It was an expensive offer, a price that would shock people, but they knew this. They had made this offer before, and then they stopped. What did they do? How did they attempt to overcome the buyers’ reluctance?

They focused on a … Read the rest

Is Price the Most Important Thing in Sales?

November 29, 2017

While attending the Heroic Public Speaking Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I got to see Ian Altman do a small portion of his regular keynote speech.  Ian clearly knows his stuff, and he made an important point: Is price the most important thing when you are selling something?

He used a unique phrase, “Price is the top priority when the … Read the rest

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