Trust, Relationship, & Engagement…… Are YOU Building it with Your Communications?

When I coach people on their speaking, communication or message they often don’t even know what the end goal is! What are they trying to achieve? Their approach is to .......”SHOW UP AND THROW UP!” My goal, your goal, our goal is to EMPOWER people, NOT TO IMPRESS THEM! It is critical to think through even the smallest or simplest communication situation what the end goal is. Today as you go through your day what is the end goal of your meetings phone calls, email and texts. The end result is establishing mental real estate in the minds of your listeners I have found there are three areas to focus on in our communication in order to empower those around us: build trust, build relationships, and build engagement. These are the foundation of our communication both personally and professionally. BUILD TRUST........in today’s marketplace most believe they are selling products and services. Today to gain the competitive edge we have to focus on establishing trust. People buy trust before they buy our products or services. People buy trust before they buy the provider, meaning you and me. The two biggest factors in establishing trust are consistency and clarity. These create CERTAINTY ...
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Video Blog Testimonials – Bill from Teradata

Bill Franks from Teradata, part of the SPM 500 I'm with a large company where I present to clients and customers on a regular basis. In working with Bart, I realized that I truly want to be a teacher....whether in a high school, a university, or as I am now in the corporate world...that's where I want to ultimately be. In working with Bart, one thing that I learned was the structure of how to put together a talk or presentation. When your points are organized, it's amazing how much more impactful your message becomes.  One major take-away for me was realizing the power of having my talks transcribed. Having the talks transcribed in advance provided me the ability to provide a written paper of the topic immediately when asked. The tips and ideas provided by Bart have been invaluable. I'm looking forward to continuing to hone my skills and truly living the life I'm meant to live. He opened up a world of possibilities to me I never knew existed. If you're thinking about improving your skill sets, give it a try! aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj1IRkYxUFRHRDdSTQ== ...
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Video Blog Testimonials – Erica, Associate Professor of Biology

As an associate professor in Biology, I'm now expanding my horizons and writing a book on resilience. I would like people to learn about facing adversity. I would like people to believe in themselves and in signs around them that gives them information in how to do things. I hope I can help others face stressful times  and become advocates for themselves. Trusting in yourself and believing in yourself is invaluable! Bart has helped me to believe in myself and my abilities to write the book I'm writing! I thought originally I had to have someone else write it for me....but working with Bart allowed me to realize that I did have the ability to do it myself! It's my story! I know it best! When you get involved with Bart you get so excited and energized to do the things you're meant to be doing! aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj1nRUs1U2R5d2N3Zw== ...
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Video Blog Testimonials – Catherine Griffin from Blue Monarch Art Center

I'm the owner of Blue Monarch Art Center, in Cary NC. I knew that I wanted to have an art center and it was truly my passion but I didn't know what to do with it or how to live a life doing what I loved. Art is a passion to me. I wanted to make my passion my life's work. Before I could go to boards, funding sources, etc I needed to understand where my passion came from and be able to articulate my focus. Working with Bart allowed me to do that. I'm happy to report that I'm living my passion and living the life I'm meant to live!  Working with Strategic Speaking has allowed me to strive to reach my goals! It's been an amazing experience! aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj02anZzM3FwSWs4bw== ...
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Video Blog Testimonials – JW, Attorney and Best Selling Author

I've worked with Bart for over 3 years and have found that he is 'top shelf'! He always does what he says he's going to do and it's always done exceptionally well! If you need communication coaching or training, I recommend you call Bart today! aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj1RSzAyaGtsQVVTUQ== ...
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Video Blog Testimonials – Norwood, Instructor

As a community college instructor in the Humanities for almost 40 years, I try to bring the best out of my students to help them realize they have a 'voice' and to bring out the best in them.  I've strived to encourage students to find who they want to be and where they want to go. If you go about treating people like they are one in a million they soon find out how special they are. Getting involved with Strategic Speaking helps people to bring out the courage that's already there and to move forward to make an impact in the world. aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj1LS1RIQzBnRERzSQ== ...
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Video Blog Testimonials – Nick, Celebrity Lawyer

I want my life to speak by the impact I've been able to make on other people! Ultimately I believe my life will speak by the impact I can make on other people as I help others gain their success. You need to use media to help people help the most people. When we look outside of ourselves we can find the most happiness. Bart has inspired me to go after the things I want to go after. Working with him helped me to stop and evaluate where I was in my life. You have to be able to communicate to help your family, your relationships, your business, and your bank account. Getting involved with Bart helps you to get your message out to the world and become more successful in every way! When you're more successful personally, you're able to help others! That's what it's all about! aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj1XeDBteEpjLWp1TQ== ...
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Video Blog Testimonials – Robin, TV Producer Musician and Speaker

I'm a television producer, recording artist, performance coach and professional speaker.  I believe anyone can be a ROCK STAR right where you are! I met Bart through the National Speakers Association many years ago. Through our years together we've worked together and even traveled to Kenya together as we worked to helped children and adults to Let their Lives Speak. It was an incredible life-changing experience for me. I took away so many lessons from my time in Kenya and was delighted to be able to share my gifts with the children and with so many others while we were there. I've been a professional musician for so long and working with Bart encouraged me to let my life speak through my music. Bart is one of the most inspiring people I know. He has done so much for so many others in a way that is encouraging, supporting, and lifting others up. He is truly practicing the art of remarkability. When you choose to work with Strategic Speaking and with Bart your life will be improved in spectacular ways! aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj01eVNaZkc4OTJNSQ== ...
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