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The Secret to Winning (Pt 3 of 3)

The Secret to Winning (Pt 3 of 3)

Continuing our series How to Win Anything, before you even begin, I want to conclude with one of my most important ritual that I do before every BIG keynote presentation and speaking engagement.

These 6 steps, if implemented, will help you live up to the potential of being a true Rock Star Presenter.  (Go here if you missed Part 1 or Part 2)

So here are the half-dozen rituals I do, by routine, before every keynote presentation. Read More


The Secret to Winning (Pt 2 of 3)

The Secret to Winning (Pt 2 of 3)

Last week I discussed Michael Phelps’ Olympic Gold Medal winning strategy—preparation. To conclude our theme of winning, I promised to share with you the preparation strategies I use to help me perform under pressure and deliver my best in big game situations.

Let’s start with my pre-day routine. This routine ensures I am ready in spirit, body and mind every day I tackle the day. Read More


The Secret to Winning (Pt 1 of 3)

The Secret to Winning (Pt 1 of 3)

Let me tell you how to win anything, even before you begin.

I’ve learned in studying great performers—athletes, entertainers, artists, business leaders—that the difference between good performance and spectacular performance is in their preparation.

In fact, extraordinary performance is possible only through extraordinary preparation.

Most often the performance outcome has been decided before the performance even begins. Read More


Shake off Your Jitters (Pt 2 of 2)

Shake off Your Jitters (Pt 2 of 2)

Last week I discussed what the No. 1 fear is for most people, public speaking. In part 2 of our series, I am going to give you my 3 tips for conquering this fear so you can start rocking the stage.

Mark Twain, who made most of his income from speaking, not writing, said, “There are only two types of speakers in the world. Read More


Shake off Your Jitters (Pt 1 of 2)

Shake off Your Jitters (Pt 1 of 2)

A while back I was giving a two-hour training to a group of a few hundred sales professionals.

In the front row were a couple of women who kept smiling, giggling, elbowing each other and pointing at me.

I thought, “Man, I’m killing them up here. I must be in The Zone!”

I was so encouraged that I got even more passionate and animated in my presentation. Read More