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WendyY Bailey is our September WSA Premier Member Spotlight on Speaker Success TV. WendyY is a long time WSA Premier Member who is called a “Force of Nature” and trendsetter in the coaching industry because of her fearless approach to innovation, and she shares her selling expertise in this interview. During this interview we talk about: how to apply selling as as a speaker to keynote...
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When is it appropriate to read your speech word for word from a prepared text? Most speeches nowadays are given more as informal talks than formal orations.  There are, however, occasions when it’s important to read your speech from a prepared text.  For example: *When the subject is complex, i.e. presenting a scientific paper, and you don’t want to make a mistake. *When it’s...
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When we heard that #SpeakerChat had hit the top 5 community-based Twitter Chats – we were ecstatic. We had nurtured the chat for over three years and have had the opportunity to feature some fabulous content from our Premier members. While we knew that our chat was valuable, it was rewarding to find out that others felt the same way. This led to Melanie and I being interviewed by Dawn...
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I know a business associate who allowed the success of his business take over his identity. A real shame because before he built his empire, he was a little fish in a big pond who helped other little fish. He gave superior service to his “little  fish” clients just as he did his “big fish” clients. As his business grew, he began ignoring requests from the little fish,...
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How to avoid saying too much or too little, even if you’re nervous? 1. Decide ahead of time exactly what you want to say. Write it down, either in complete sentences, short phrases or key words that will jog your memory. 2. Organize your thoughts into a natural progression or particular formula that you’ve had success with in the past or you’ve learned will have the greatest...
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Too many people say they don’t like public speaking because when they look at the audience, they don’t see a group of friendly faces. Instead they see a sea of critical eyes, down-turned mouths, arms crossed across chests, like a huge jury box full of judges saying, “Okay, show me what you’ve got!” Why is it that when they get up to speak, they feel like...
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