- I want to accept an award so people are glad I won?
February 26, 2014
- I want to ace the large audience presentation?
February 19, 2014
- I need some inspiration?
January 1, 2014
- I’m heckled?
June 5, 2013
- My mouth goes dry?
February 14, 2013
- The PowerPoint Malfunctions?
March 8, 2012
- My mind goes blank?
November 10, 2011
- Someone asks me something I don't know?
August 4, 2011
- I need a media savvy message?
February 24, 2011
- A crisis hits?
June 25, 2010
- People have questions?
February 2, 2010
- I need to update my look?
June 14, 2009
- I want to master the teleprompter?
March 28, 2009
Coach Chris Answers Your Questions
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Cotton mouth is never pleasant. Senator Marco Rubio can attest to that. In the midst of his nationally televised response to the President’s State of the Union address his parched throat led to an embarrassing attempt to hydrate himself. With a deer in the headlights look on his face, he desperately reached for a plastic water bottle and hurriedly gulped.
It is imperative to plan for technical glitches in advance. Ah, Murphy’s Law. If it can go wrong, it will go wrong. There is nothing worse than a computer snafu that prevents you from showing the PowerPoint presentation you labored over before the big client meeting.
The moment we all dread. People are staring and you can’t remember what you wanted to say. During a live presidential candidate debate, Governor Rick Perry started to list the three presidential cabinets he would eliminate if elected. Number one, the Department of Commerce, number two Energy, and number three… Even with three tries the Governor couldn’t come up with the third. Oops!
Be forewarned, trying to remember lists is always tricky.
Stop yourself before you attempt to fake your way through an answer. Your credibility will be damaged if you give information that later proves inaccurate or misleading.
Communication today is fast, pervasive, often invasive. Innovations like blogs and Twitter allow you to talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime. This brave new world can cause damage to your credibility if you haven't prepared what you want to say. Positive Communications training will help you master today's communications universe by crafting messages that are compelling.