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How You Can Avoid the Most Common Mistakes
Even Experienced Speakers Make

Lou HecklerGuest Expert:

Lou Heckler, CSP, CPAE
(About Lou)

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You’ve seen experienced speakers who tell a bit too much detail in a story, dragging down its impact. Or including too much self-aggrandizing and extraneous info. Or using sports analogies that don’t resonate with the audience.

Even if you get great reviews, are you shooting yourself in the foot without knowing it? Who is going to tell you that story is too long? Or to cut the “me, me, me” stuff? Or the anecdotes you find funny aren’t?

The person who will tell you is a savvy, experienced coach. But few engage top-notch coaches. So how can you learn some of the great wisdom gleaned by helping hundreds of top speakers?

Lou shares what he’s seen as the biggest stumbling blocks speakers face.

You will learn:

  • tweaks that have had the biggest impact on speakers’ presentations
  • common issues that experienced speakers don’t seem to know
  • how structure doesn’t freeze you ... it frees you
  • some simple techniques that we can adapt from Broadway performers
  • the magic not only in the words you say ... but the way you say them
  • subtle ways to make the audience feel they are a part of the presentation

More about our guest expert:

Lou Heckler has been in the speaking business more than 40 years. He has done business seminars — most notably for 19 years with the University of Michigan’s Executive Education Center ... has done humorous business keynotes for trade associations and corporations ... and has coached more than 200 professional speakers to help them improve their material and especially their platform skills. He combines years of business knowledge with a whimsical sense of humor and has had the privilege of educating and entertaining audiences throughout the US and in many other countries around the world.


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