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Jun 28, 2021

The fear of public speaking is so pervasive that many, if not most, books on public speaking include a chapter on the subject.  

But Mike Acker’s book, Speak with No Fear, is different. It focuses only on the fear of public speaking and how to move beyond it so you can accomplish what you want in life, even if it’s...

Jun 24, 2021

What do you think about preparation?


Well, I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t a fan. Why? Oh, let me count the ways …


  1. It’s time consuming … I have a lot to do, and preparation for those things takes up precious time.
  2. It’s not fun … Let’s face it. It can be pretty boring.
  3. It’s not the sexy part...

Jun 21, 2021

You may ask yourself what a former stuntman, fight director, college professor, and motivational speaker can do for you. Ok, you’ll probably never ask yourself that question, but you do want to know the answer.


My guest in this episode, John Davis, speaks to companies all over the world, empowering their teams to...

Jun 16, 2021

I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked, “Am I supposed to memorize my presentation?”


My standard -- and slightly confusing -- answer is, “No … and yes … but mostly no.”


Let me explain. Memorizing your entire presentation is not recommended, nor is it reasonable.


In this episode, you learn:


Jun 14, 2021

If speaking in public is the greatest fear, then speaking on TV must be off the charts.   I have seen many experienced speakers freeze when that little red light comes on. Heck, many years ago, it happened to me. It was my first time on TV. I was a guest on a Miami morning show. I didn’t necessarily freeze,...