Eliminate Vocal Tics in Three Weeks or Less

So many of us are just one step away from greater executive presence, but the umms and the ahhs get in the way. In this brief clip, learn how to cure yourself of these verbal tics and elevate your public speaking skills in no time! Like this? Download this exercise in pdf form. Subscribe to our […]

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Ten Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Public Speaking does not have to be a terrifying experience! Check out “Ten Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking”  and get our best tips to keep you from giving up the ghost.  You can deliver a rockstar presentation, every time. These tips, along with the process offered in It’s Showtime! Richard Butterfield’s Power of Persuasion, have helped […]

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10 Steps to a “Perfect 10” Presentation

  Thank goodness we’ve transitioned to the Era of TED Talks, a refreshing upgrade from an epic of busy PowerPoint decks and White Papers masquerading as presentations. Here’s the rub: You may not be asked to give an actual TED talk… but you’re being held to new TED-like standards when you give a presentation. Discover […]

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Pack Your Pitch into Three Powerful Minutes

  As part of its sponsorship of Vator’s tech conference and startup competition in Oakland, our own Power of Persuasion expert, Andrew Hurteau, provided presentation skills coaching to the finalists of the start-up competition. Many presenters took advantage of this opportunity, including OppSites, the winner of Vator Splash Oakland  and Rockbot, a winner of Vator’s Oakland-focused Oaktown competition.   The […]

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Public Speaking: Stay Cool in the Hot Seat

It’s your big presentation and all eyes are on you as you drive home your winning point. Then suddenly the unexpected happens: You draw a complete blank, a heckler interrupts you, the teleprompter stops working. Terror. Panic. Failure.  What you need is a plan to deal with The Unexpected. Recently, Butterfield Speaks Associate Amy Wieczorek […]

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