[On] Point to Ponder: The “I Nailed It!” Blog Series

I recently finished Steven King’s masterpiece, The Green Mile. He did an interesting experiment when writing it – releasing it as 6 “novelettes,” one at a time. After all 6 parts were in circulation, he sold it as a box set. So I am following King’s Example. (in this case Steven, not Martin Luther)

If you’re a self-starter, have no or low budget, and like to learn on your own, this is an excellent “starter set” as you craft your message. You can apply immediately what you learn in this ‘virtual classroom.”

LIsted below:

3 key posts, right here, in one place.

3 posts that go deep on Speaker|Audience|Message.

AKA, the essence of Persuasion.

Below you’ll find the “How to Nail It” Blog Series. Read it one at a time a few days apart, or all three from start to finish.

  1. “When You’re The Speaker
  2. “Bring Your Audience Aboard”
  3. “Building The Message

This series is a summary of the most common coaching feedback I give speakers on how to improve. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, what your specialty or expertise is, what your product does. Persuasion is persuasion. It all starts with the Speaker-Audience-Message triangle. And although context and content may differ between speakers, I provide a lot of the same tips to all of them.

Enjoy, and I’d love your feedback anytime at info@onpoint-communications.com or via text at 970-290-4684.

Cindy Skalicky is an expert public speaking coach, brand consultant and the owner of On Point Communications, LLC. She coaches speakers on storytelling techniques, speech writing, delivery, and overall content development. Master the Message. Learn more at www.onpoint-communications.com or contact Cindy at: info@onpoint-communications.com


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