7 Things You Must Know Before You Speak

Funny-Motivational-Speaker-Colette-CarlsonAs a professional speaker, I felt compelled to put this information together after delivering a course on speaking skills. That's why I'm offering these 7 tips on speaking on my other blog.

Whether you're speaking one-on-one across a table, or on a stage in front of hundreds, these tips are applicable.


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Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. Excellent Colette! Before I joined the ranks of professional motivational speakers I taught speech communication at State College of Florida. I WISH I'd had your list here to give them! I probably covered each one somewhere along the line – but I LOVE how succinct and memorable these points are. Hey – if you ever get tired of motivational speaking – I'll bet there are a lot of colleges and universities who would LOVE to have YOU on staff!

  2. Great list, Colette! I love the point of feeling your feet on the floor before you begin.  Who hasn't felt their head swirling, their heart beating or their stomach knotting first before feeling connected to the earth!

  3. This is so true Colette! My favorite one is to be prepared!  Great advice for motivational speakers and anyone who must get up and speak.

  4. These are great Colette – I especially like the first one about serving others.  You can't go wrong when you are in service to others.  Great stuff!

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