Jun

6

Extemporaneous Speaking

Have you ever been caught off guard with a question from your boss or client? Have you ever wished you would have had some witty response to someone who has put you on the spot? Linda Yates, The Image Energizer shares how to be prepared extemporaneously.

When you implement this tip of: PREP you will be able to speak off the cuff in any situation.

P = Purpose/Point
R = Reason
E = Example
P = Re-state your purpose/point

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Mar

23

Clothes That Fit

Wearing clothes that fit will go a long way in improving your personal image and brand. Fit is key to building a polished and put together look. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on clothes to create an impactful professional look. The secret is in the fit of each clothing item. Do not wear clothes that are too tight, that show bulges, and also avoid wearing clothes that are too loose.

Sometimes it is easy to get sidetracked into thinking that the size is the important factor. When you purchase the appropriate size for your body, and then go the extra mile if needed to invest in having your clothes tailored, you will create the most pleasing look possible. By having your clothes tailored, you will look like you have lost weight and are in better shape.

When your image is polished and put together you will have more confidence and your words become more impactful.

Go through your closet today and purge those clothes that don’t fit! Happy shopping tomorrow!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

9

How to Outline a Speech

Do you feel stuck every time you get ready to write a speech? What do you do when your boss or professor assigns you a presentation? In this week’s success tip learn how Linda outlines every speech or presentation.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Jun

15

TEE 054: Body Language Tips

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What is your body language saying about you? How do you tell when others are comfortable in your presence? In episode 54 of The Executive Edge Podcast, Linda Yates shares three tips to energize your image through your body language.

Highlights from this episode:
- You are always communicating
- What to do when you are nervous
- How to cheer yourself up when you are down
- The power of open postures
- Building rapport with your audience
- Feeling comfortable when meeting another person
- How to mirror others movements with finesse
- Which part of the body never lies
- How to tell if someone is comfortable in your company

Your body language is always communicating to those you interact with. The way you hold your body can also change your mood. Understanding how to read the body language of others is a skill you can learn.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Dec

19

TEE 043: Curiosity – Edge To Making Money with Patricia Fripp

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Have you ever heard the saying that “curiosity killed the cat?” In episode 43 of The Executive Edge podcast world-renowned keynote speaker Patricia Fripp shares how you can make money and build your career through curiosity.

Patricia Fripp is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, sales presentation expert, and executive speech coach. Named “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Patricia delivers high-content, entertaining, dramatically memorable presentations.

She arrived in San Francisco from England at age 20 as a hairstylist with no job or contacts and little money. Patricia excelled in the beauty industry and became San Francisco’s most in-demand men’s hairstylist when that was a new domain. She started training stylists and speaking to promote her business, which led into her next successful career as a keynote speaker. On 60 Minutes she was asked, “There must be a big difference between being a hairstylist and a speaker?” She replied, “I used to work on the outside of heads; now I work on the inside. There is only a half inch difference.” That half-inch has been worth millions of dollars!

Patricia is a past president, and the first female president, of the over 3,000-member National Speakers Association. She is a member of the highly prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only group of highly regarded professional speakers, authors, and consultants.

Patricia often teams up with her brother, legendary guitarist of King Crimson, Robert Fripp, for Fripp and Fripp presentations on “How to Be a Hero for More Than One Day” and “Beginner to Master.”

She is the author of Make It So You Don’t Have to Fake It! And Get What You Want! and co-author of Speaker’s Edge, Speaking Secrets of the Masters and Insights Into Excellence.

Patricia is now virtually everywhere with FrippVT.com, her interactive, learn-at-your-own-pace, virtual presentation skills training.

Highlights from this episode:
- Stories can make or break you as a speaker
- It’s ok if one of your audience members is funnier than you are
- Be disciplined
- Avoid the shiny objects
- Saying no to distractions
- Being focused
- Being realistic
- Make a plan for long-term goals
- Be genuine
- Stay interested and ask more questions
- Take advantage of opportunities

Challenge:
1. Time management Tips
2. Paying the bills – pay them all
3. Batch activities and tasks

Clients will tell you how they want to engage you.

Listen to what your clients are asking for and they can drive your business to be more profitable.

Asking powerful questions – “What do you mean?”

Adding specificity to your questions

Executive wants to drive commitment and action tips:
1. What is the big idea in your presentation – one sentence?
2. State it strongly in the beginning
3. Share stories – person behind the position
4. Conversational style
5. Give your supporting points

We can each make the most of the talents or edge we have been blessed with. Everyday have interesting conversations with interesting people. You will see money and abundance come flowing into your world. Curiosity can be your edge to success.

To connect with Patricia – Text FRIPP29600 or pfripp@fripp.com, www.FrippVT.com and www.fripp.com

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Jun

25

TEE 035: Eliminate Crutch Words – Linda Yates

Linda Yates Have you ever noticed how politicians use crutch words? In episode 35 of The Executive Edge Podcast – Linda Yates will share how you can eliminate crutch words in your presentations and every day speech. Crutch words are also referred to as filler words or verbal tics.

Some of the highlights from this episode are:
- What are crutch words?
- How to recognize what words to eliminate
- Why it’s important to get rid of filler words
- Confident speaking increases your ability to lead
- Political candidates who have struggled with crutch words
- How we start picking up other’s crutch words
- Tips on how to change
- How to ask for feedback
- How to connect and build rapport with your words
- Resources to use

You can deliver polished presentations! All it takes is recognizing how to eliminate crutch words.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

Here’s some tools to assist you in giving a speech or presentation. Be sure to sign up for our free newsletter, buy our audio course on energizing your personal brand or let us know how we can work together in 2015 with an email to Linda@LHYatesConsulting.com.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

2

TEE 028: Tips on Speech Writing – Denise Graveline

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Have you ever been stumped when writing a speech or presentation? In episode 28 of The Executive Edge podcast Denise Graveline a master speaker coach and writer joins us to share her expertise and experiences. Speech writing doesn’t have to hold you back from giving a great presentation. These tips will assist you in every speech you have to write.

Denise Graveline is a Washington, DC-based communications consultant and speaker coach. She calls her consultancy don’t get caught–as in don’t get caught unprepared, speechless, or without a message. She helps clients with message development, speechwriting, media training, speaker coaching, and social media strategies. Denise has coached nearly 100 speakers featured at the TEDMED conference, at TEDx conferences around the world, and on TED.com, and many more to give industry keynotes, congressional testimony, and network television interviews. A former journalist, she also has led communications or media relations for three of the largest nonprofits in the U.S. During the Clinton Administration as Deputy Associate Administrator for communications, education and public affairs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and on the White House Council on Women.

Speech writing tips that were highlighted:
- Focus on what the audience will find surprising
- Capture the voice of the one presenting
- Personal stories or metaphors
- Make your speeches memorable
- Perception as eloquent = clear, simple and compelling
- Discipline plays off
- Perception of women when they speak
- Whatever your start you need to know you can sustain it (ie. Blog, newsletter, podcast, etc.)
- Secret to keeping up on social media
- Choose one thing and do it well
- Push content from your blog to your social media

She attributes hard work as her edge to success.

Denise’s first career was a journalist. She has written thousands and thousands of words. You can connect and learn more about Denise by visiting her blog(s) www.dontgetcaught.biz or http://eloquentwoman.blogspot.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so that we can address it on the podcast so that you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential! Nothing is impossible!

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Jan

6

Executive Presence Speech Opening Tip #1

Nervous about speaking in front of your board? Want to sound articulate to other executives? This is tip #1 of 3 tips on how to open a speech or presentation. You don’t have to be an executive to use these strategies.

The first tip is to: Open With A Question – this get’s your audience’s attention quickly. As you open with a question pause for just a couple of seconds to let it sink in. Then move forward with your presentation.

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Nov

12

TEE 017: Linda Yates – Public Speaking Tips

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In episode 17 of The Executive Edge Podcast Ted Ryce from the Alpha Man Project and I swapped interviews. I had the opportunity of teaching public speaking tips. If you didn’t catch his episode you can check it out here: http://lhyatesconsulting.com/tee-013-ted-ryce-fitness-can-edge/

Here are some of the tips I shared:
- How to manage the fear
- How to turn fear into excitement
- How to train your mind to excel
- How to structure your speech
- How to properly use non verbals in your speech
- How to use your voice effectively

You need to be clear on what your purpose is for your speech in order to connect with your audience. Public speaking can be the gateway to increase your executive presence. Whether it’s in the boardroom, on the stage, or in an elevator feeling confident as you present your ideas will grow your bottom line.

As you implement these public speaking tips you will “wow” your audience and your confidence will increase.

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Sep

23

Linda’s Success Tips: The Power of Taking a Deep Breath

Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer shares the power of taking a deep breath and how it will help you be more productive and profitable.

When I was a young woman I had vocal lessons. Yes, singing is a major part of my life still to this day. When you take vocal lessons, a major focus is on how to breathe correctly. Through the years, I have come to realize that it is easy to hold your breath when you are feeling stressed or anxious. Perhaps you have noticed that this happens to you on occasion.

When you feel overwhelmed or something rattles you. Stop, take a deep cleansing breath then move forward. Oxygen provides a multitude of benefits. All of our systems work better when we tune in to how we are breathing.

Thanks for watching and sharing these success tips! I know that you can uncover, realize and accomplish more each day as you implement these tips! Please be sure to share your thoughts and comments. If you have any questions please put them in the comments below and I will respond personally.

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