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Provoking Thought in an Audience

01/17/2015 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]I[/dropcap]f there is one thing that speakers can do to cover a variety of the necessary pillars of a great speech it is to consistently provoke thought in the audience. One of the great examples of this is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s world famous speech on feminism. The speech has garnered a lot…

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The Importance of Starting Early with Investing

01/13/2015 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]T[/dropcap]here are a number of factors that go into successful personal investing—things like coming up with a plan, keeping it simple, writing it down, etc. However, no factor may play quite as large a role as timing. The sooner you begin putting money aside, the longer it can work for you.

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Learning From Subpar Speeches

01/08/2015 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]F[/dropcap]or speakers looking to gain a further understanding of a great speech, it is just as important to evaluate and learn from subpar speeches as it is to learn from great ones. Sometimes even great speakers fail to deliver a well rounded speech and there are multiple things that can be learned…

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Keeping Your Investment Strategy Simple

01/06/2015 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]E[/dropcap]veryone knows that personal investment is integral to their financial future. However, surveys have shown that only one in four people actually take the time and put forward the effort to commit their plan to paper. One of the main reasons for this may be that too many people feel overwhelmed by…

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The Ethical Financial Advisor

01/03/2015 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]A[/dropcap]s you probably already know, being a financial advisor means practicing a certain degree of ethical behavior whenever you deal with your clients. However, it’s important to recognize how ethical behavior should guide you as a financial advisor. Being ethical is about more than being fair; it’s about how financial advisors like…

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The Importance of Simplicity

12/29/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]S[/dropcap]implicity is an important part of any great speech. Without it, your audience will inevitably become confused and disengaged. No matter what type of audience you’re speaking to it should be your number one goal to create something that will be easily understood by each and every one of them.

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Offering a New Perspective on an Old Argument

12/27/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]M[/dropcap]alcolm Gladwell is one of the great authors of our time, having produced time-tested books like Blink, Outliers, and The Tipping Point. What many people don’t know, however, is that Gladwell is also an incredible speaker. In his speech for TED about David and Goliath, Gladwell shows a viewpoint of the story…

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Do You Have a Plan for Personal Investment?

12/23/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]N[/dropcap]o matter what you endeavor to do, success is much easier if you have a written plan. This is true when it comes to weight loss, buying a home, starting a business, and it’s definitely true when it comes to investment. It is too important to not have each step planned out…

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Creating an Attractive Presentation

12/09/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]C[/dropcap]reating an attractive presentation is a great way to force yourself, as the speaker, to consistently stay on point and successfully drive your argument home to your audience. Many great speakers don’t use PowerPoint or other visuals, and are still compelling presenters because of their confidence and body language.

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Prepare For Anything and Everything

11/28/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]A[/dropcap] strong argument is the top pillar of any great speech. Without great content, your speech is more than likely going to fall on deaf ears. Along with that strong argument, however, it’s also important that you’re able to combine it with the ability to thoroughly back up anything you say.

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