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Ken Okel

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Public Speaking - Use Cell Phones to Add Pizazz to Your ..

Usually when you think of cell phones and meeting you think of someone's loud ring tones going off in the middle of a session. Let's face it: The phones are not going away anytime soon. So why not ..
(January 21, 2009)
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Let the Year of the Ox Inspire You

On January first of every year, many of us look to improve ourselves through resolutions.   We're also lucky this year to have the start of the Chinese New Year happening in the same month (January ..
(January 14, 2009)
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Use Anticipation to Sell

Remember the last time you daydreamed? You left your conscious self for a moment and took a mental vacation. A similar thing can happen in the sales process. It's all about building anticipation in ..
(October 20, 2008)
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Customer Service - Surviving a Flightmare

The beauty of air travel has been replaced with the anticipation of the pain that comes with delays. Suddenly your carefully planned itinerary is shattered and you feel powerless. Delays are caused ..
(October 02, 2008)
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Leadership - Three Ways to Avoid a Complaint Avalanche

Have you ever worked a full day, felt exhausted at the end of it, and got relatively little work done? Are you planting trees or constantly putting out fires in your workplace forest? If you find ..
(September 22, 2008)
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Public Speaking - When You Don't Know Your Audience

Do you ever feel nervous meeting strangers? Imagine if you had to speak to a room of them. If you do public speaking, this is very likely, whether it's to another division in your company or to an ..
(September 17, 2008)
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Public Speaking - Tips Before You Speak

Ideally by the time you get to a presentation, you should be well prepared and ready to have some fun. But sometimes little problems can throw you off your game and result in a less than satisfactory .
(September 08, 2008)
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Public Speaking Creating Audience Engagement

Think about why some speakers hold your attention while others give you opportunities to tune them out?  Of course you need a compelling message but sometimes the really successful ones have a ..
(August 24, 2008)
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The Secret of Turning a Weakness Into a Strength

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the annual conference of the National Speakers Association which was held in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. The hotel is a beautiful facility ..
(August 17, 2008)
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Quick Secret on How to Save Time - Now!

I've learned that little tasks often take up a lot of time, especially when they are allowed to pile up. And in some cases, thinking about doing the project, like paying bills, takes about as much ..
(August 12, 2008)
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 | Self-Improvement/Time-Management | Visitors: 231

How a Cocktail Napkin Can Make You a Better Speaker

Who says a speaking tool needs to be expensive? A cocktail napkin can not only help you improve your talk but can also come in handy should something be spilled. Here are some quick tips on how it ..
(June 22, 2008)
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3 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Some surveys show that people fear public speaking more than death. I don't know much about what happens after death but I can give some quick tips on how to feel more relaxed and confident about ..
(July 06, 2008)
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Airline Misses In Flight Connection

US Airways has announced that soon it will drop its in-flight entertainment service from most of its domestic flights. The reason: Airline representatives say the system weighs about 500 pounds and ..
(July 11, 2008)
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Networking Making a Power Introduction

Soon I'll be attending this year's National Speakers Association conference in New York City. About 1,200 people are expected to attend the four day event. They come from all over the United States ..
(July 30, 2008)
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Three Tips For Before You Speak

For some, the moments before you give a presentation produce a lot of anxiety. The best way to overcome this is to have a pre-speech routine. Talking to a group can produce a lot of adrenaline in ..
(March 29, 2008)
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The 5 Minute Vacation

Imagine your favorite vacation. Perhaps you're lying on a beach, watching the waves gently caress the shore. Now think about where your daily responsibilities and pressures. Suddenly that vacation ..
(March 15, 2008)
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Sshhh - Three Ways to Use Silence in Your Speeches

During my days as a newscaster, I spoke with urgency. My goal was to use a rapid-fire delivery to convey a lot of information in a short amount of time. That works okay on TV but not in front of an ..
(November 24, 2007)
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Fast Tip - Make Your Point Again & Again

How many times have you listened to a presentation and not known what the speaker is trying to say? They may have very clearly made their point but only said it once. Back in my TV News days, I ..
(November 10, 2007)
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Three Quick Tips to Squeeze More Time Into Your Life

As we come to the end of 2007, think of all the things you wanted to do that you didn't have time for. As a TV newscaster, professional speaker, an Executive Director of a ballet company, I've ..
(December 08, 2007)
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Is Your Pride Costing You Money?

Have you ever let pride sabotage your career? “Robert, " was a successful TV news anchor who worked in a good-sized TV market. Robert had the classic anchor looks as well as deep booming voice. .
(August 04, 2007)
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3 Quick Tips For Bouncing Back From Failure

It's inevitable that you will experience failure in your life. As a professional speaker, I've learned how you handle a setback can set you apart from the rest of the pack. Here are some quick tips ..
(July 08, 2007)
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3 Ways to Get Yourself a Promotion

In a perfect world, our skills would always be appreciated, our potential unleashed, and our career horizons unlimited. But are you stuck in a job you’re tired of and can’t get promoted ..
(June 22, 2007)
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I Loved What You Said So Much That I Forgot to Pay Attention

When was the last time you mentally finished someones sentence while he or she was still saying it? Did you guess correctly? When you do, you feel clairvoyant. But when you're totally wrong, you'll ..
(June 09, 2007)
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