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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.

 

What makes public speaking and sales so nerve racking?

Why do we begin to sweat at the thought of having to stand in front of a group of people or speak to them if we are in a sales situation? Public speaking is still the number one fear in America today and selling is a close second! The chief cause of this problem is…

The Secret to Mastering the Ask.

The Secret: You have to actually ask. It’s that simple and that powerful.  It is also incredibly scary.  For most people, the thought of standing in front of an audience and asking them to write a check is intimidating – but it doesn’t need to be. Mastering the the Ask is an essential skill for…

When people believe in who you are and what you do. Thanks Dean!

I have never promoted anyone else’s business on LinkedIn other than my own in all the years I’ve had an account with them. This is one time I will make an exception! When my associate, Joshua Beaudry approached me this Spring about recently being notified that he would be one of the keynote speakers at…

How to Be a Successful Public Speaker: You’ll see it when you believe it.

Throughout my years of training people to deliver high impact presentations, I’ve come across many different types of people. Everyone I’ve worked has a unique personality and behavior. In the early days, when I met with a new client, I would begin by jumping right to presentation techniques and behaviors such as nonverbal skills and…

Here’s Why People Struggle with Sales

Over the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to teach one of the best sales training systems on the market.  The sale system was fantastic, but I noticed that people still struggled with selling. I mean, the people knew exactly what to do, but they weren’t doing it. At first, I couldn’t figure it…

Tommy Hilcken brings the Magic of Public Speaking to The Morris County Chamber of Commerce.

Does the thought of stepping up to the podium fill you with anxiety? Are you looking to develop presentation skills that help you think on your feet? Are you frightened by the thought of participating while seated at a conference table during meetings? Would you like to improve your closing ratio? Are you looking to…

Coming 2020

A Unique Opportunity for Personal & Business Development! If you had the opportunity to study the thinking of one of the master thinkers alive today would you take it? If that very same opportunity allowed you to share ideas, goals and challenges, while developing profitable relationships with like-minded business leaders, would you take it? OF…

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 –…