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Dr. James Smith, Jr. - Mastering Public Speaking

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Whether you’re in a crowd-filled stadium or out to lunch with a friend, opportunities for public speaking are everywhere. Today’s conversation with Certified Speaking Professional Dr. James Smith, Jr. centers around the ability to engage and command an audience that makes you (and your message) memorable. Laura and Dr. James dive into key strategies for leaders who are looking to grow their professional presence, ditch the powerpoints, and elevate the impact they have on a boardroom or 1:1 conversations with their teams.


Here are a few things you’ll learn during this conversation:

  • How to focus on creating an experience for your listeners
  • The advantages to being a physical speaker and engaging through movement
  • Why the acronym FISH helps you leave a lasting impression on your audience
  • What public speakers can learn from comedians
  • Top tips for commanding a conversation and becoming “tweetable and repeatable”


During the 24 Hour Influence Challenge Dr. James encourages you use your next speaking opportunity to create a connection between the information you’re sharing and why you are the best person to share it. He challenges you to go beyond the data and communicate who you are and how it pertains to the information you’re sharing.


About Dr. James Smith, Jr.:


Dr. James Smith Jr. is a Certified Speaking Professional authenticity, and personal power expert. He's an author, trainer, coach, and the CEO and President of Dr. James Smith, Jr. CSP. He is also the incoming president of the National Speakers Association, Philadelphia.


You can connect with Dr. James in the following ways:

Website: www.drjamessmithjr.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDrJamesSmithJr

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjamessmithjr/

Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjamessmithjr/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.james.smith.jr/

Get a free copy of Dr. James’ book by emailing him at: info@drjamessmithjr.com 



To learn more about Dr. Laura Sicola and how mastering influence can impact your success go to https://www.speakingtoinfluence.com/quickstart and download the quick start guide for mastering the three C’s of influence.


You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola

LinkedIn Business Page: 


Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions

@Laura Sicola 


Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions

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