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It’s amazing how an uplifting or inspirational story can completely change your day, and sometimes your life. One thought that touches your heart or reminds you of your dreams can inspire steps that would otherwise remain untaken and stir new perspectives on life and possibilities.

Though there are a ton of different ‘quote websites’, on this page you’ll always find a wealth of inspiring, motivating and insightful stories– thoughtfully chosen with you and your dreams in mind.

Thank you for being my special guest , as we go on a journey of the mind, to explore this illusive thing we call SUCCESS.

 

Impress your audience by understanding them

When you’re presenting to an important audience, it’s easy to fall into the trap of focusing so much on yourself that the audience is left out in the cold. This reminds me of an early lesson I learned when I was first starting out as a public speaker. I remember that an agent called and…

Your Employee’s Lack of Confidence Is Hurting Your Business.

Some business owners really underestimate the financial impact of having employees that are not confident.  Have you ever thought about what it costs your company when an employee is not willing to speak up at meetings, network at association meetings, pitch new clients or propose ideas to senior management? Their lack of confidence can lead…

Your Message is in your Voice

Your Message is in your Voice  We’ve all heard the old adage, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.”     This is especially true when it comes to making your audience feel what you are feeling.  The proper use of your voice can emphasize and strengthen every message you deliver. Energy –…

Step Up and Stand Out to Sell More

Let’s face it – It’s all about you.  If you’re a small business owner, solo entrepreneur or self-employed, you are the face of your business − and people need to know YOU to find out what your business is. Nobody else going out and representing you. Nobody is networking for you. Nobody is creating a pitch…

Tommy Hilcken to Present the Art of Public Speaking Workshop at Morris County Chamber of Commerce in May

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY – (April, 9, 2019) – Professional speaker, trainer and entertainer, Tommy Hilcken, will present The Art of Public Speaking workshop, at the offices of the Morristown offices of Morris County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 8:00 am – 12:00pm. The workshop, open to members and non-members, is…

Where did the first quarter go?

What A Clown Can Teach You About Public Speaking

As many of you know this past week has been National Clown Week. Just kidding – Most of you have no idea that it was national clown week. It’s the year 2018 and I’ve been become known to many as a speaker and a trainer and spend most of my time in front of the…

PUBLIC SPEAKING CONFESSIONS FROM AN INTROVERT

Many times, when I’m giving a presentation skills workshop or teaching people how to have public speaking confidence, people will say to me, “It’s easy for you. You’re such a natural.” Well, the fact is, I’m not a natural. Everything I’ve ever done in public speaking has been learning by doing. That’s right, when it…

Curiosity Leads to Sales

In sales, the key to getting better answers is to ask better questions.  Unfortunately, people can often feel uncomfortable asking questions to people they’ve just met.  They’re afraid that they might come off as pushy or nosey or make the other person uneasy.  But asking the right questions can mean the difference between sales success…

Why Are We Terrified of Public Speaking?

  I failed public speaking in grade school, ’cause I was so nervous and scared.                                                                                                                              …