Last night 11/14/10 I stood amidst 2,000 people at the opening keynote for the international pharmaceutical meeting in New Orleans. How would you find a keynote speaker who could engage and entertain such a diverse, yet specifically educated field of research scientists and chemical engineers? Well they did…..kind of. The stage was set with plastic […]
About Eileen Strong
Professional speaker, presentation skills coach, & business mentor.
Wisconsin born & bred...loving & living on The Jersey Shore now. Very proud of my first book "Who Stole My Confidence? 7 Rock Solid Steps to Take Yours Back!"
Adjunct professor at Kean University teaching Marketing & Communications. Immediate past president of the New Jersey National Speakers Association.
Entries by Eileen Strong
Making a presentation is easy….for me. Making a presentation with confidence, is frustrating and futile for many. The message you want to get across, comes thru in your mind, but not from your mouth. Nerves take over. People are watching you and waiting to hear what you are saying next. Then fear becomes the inevitable…and […]
How frequently we only remember what we ‘screwed up on.” We repeat the atrocity in our mind again and again and again. Rarely do we repeat the moments when everything went smoothly. Those events seem to blend and blur into the past. If we messed up on a sales presentation and lost the sale….we repeat […]
The fact is we are creatures of habit. We tend to drag things along with us. Yes, we have learned a lesson. This is good. BUT we tend to drag the negative and emotional luggage along with us. Their is a sentence that might seem trite…but it is powerful. And it is…… “Yesterday is history… […]
On September 22, I was one of the keynote speakers at the “Powerful You” 2010 Transitions program for NY & NJ. Speaking on my keynote program called C.H.A.N.G.E.S. The program was focus on your business and how “change” affects your business in so many ways. I addressed C- communication – How you handle your social […]
To be able to speak with such a manner that people stand when you finish…is “nirvana.” It is the ideal model that most people would have their draw drop open, if that were to happen. Well it has happened. When professional speaker Randy Gage speaks….audiences leap to their feet at the conclusion. He has mesmerized […]
When presenting there can be so many variables. Cell phones ringing, people distracting your flow when you present, interruptions, people leaving to make a call. All of these components can affect the quality of your presentation. Being interrupted can upset you from feeling smooth and confident about your material. It happens to the best of […]
Tell me a story! Catch your audiences attention immediately! Intrigue them and beguile them. Make them eager to hear your next sentence! Remember growing up and how you loved to be told a story? Well, do just that. Tell them a story that invites them to listen to your compelling message. You will have so […]
This is a major mistake that exists on your business cards and your marketing materials! Yes….you list all of your features of what you can do for a potential client. That’s great….but it does not motivate them to e-mail, text or call you. You MUST list features after every benefit. Remember….what’s in it for me? […]
Remember….the first sale is to yourself! Believe in what you have to offer to a client or a company that you want to join. And believe it with rock solid confidence. So many approach an interview with hidden apprehension. Fearful that they will not be accepted or worse yet…..completely rejected, and no follow up is […]
- The Only Thing You Have To Fear Is Fear Itself!September 5, 2014 - 12:52 pm
Yes that sentence was said by the late, great Franklin D. Roosevelt at his 1st Inaugural speech. And we WERE a country was living in fear. We had high unemployment, we had social and government and international problems that SCARED most of us. Sounds familiar to what is going on today! The play on words […]
- Eileen Strong