Author: Michelle Mazur

Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. is the CEO of Communication RebelTM, a boutique communication consultancy specializing in the content development of presentations. To steal a lyric from a terrible Bryan Adams song, she firmly believes “Everything you do. You do it for the audience.” Armed with a Ph.D. in Communication, she has helped hundreds of business leaders and entrepreneurs design and deliver presentations from the audience’s point of view. Her speakers have spoken in front of world leaders, First Ladies, and have raised three times the amount of money than expected for charities. She believes every presentation should leave a lasting impression and the last words of your presentation are the most important real estate in your speech. She is also author of the Amazon best-selling book, Speak Up for Your Business: Presentation Secrets for Entrepreneurs Ready to Tell, Sell, and Compel and 3 Word Rebellion. Michelle lives in Seattle with her adoring husband, 2 obsessive felines, and huge collection of Duran Duran memorabilia. You don’t have to fly to Seattle to hang out with Michelle. Come visit her on the blog for all things public speaking, hit her up twitter @drmichellemazur.

Want More Speaking Gigs? Do This.

If speaking is one of your must-do goals, then you need to plan now for  success. Whether you want to speak more, get paid to speak, or double your speaking fees having a solid, strategic plan will get you started on the path to achieving your ambitions.   Here’s a start on building your plan […]

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3 Reasons to Stop Following the Public Speaking Rules

  by Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. There’s plenty of tried and true presentation advice floating around the Internet. If you spend anytime Googling, what makes a successful speaker, you’ll read advice like: Practice! “Tell ‘em what you’re going to tell ‘em, tell ‘em and tell ‘em what you’ve told them.” Make eye contact Get your butterflies […]

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Don’t Want to Be a Speaker? Your Business Still Needs a Signature Talk

  When I first started my business, I did everything myself. Even tasks that I completely sucked at. I did my own accounting even though I hate numbers. I proofread my own blog post even though I knew I couldn’t proofread my own writing. I designed my own website, and no I’m not a designer. […]

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3 Steps to Handling the “Can I Pick Your Brain?” Request

  by Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. There’s probably one of these requests sitting in your inbox right now. I know there is in mine. “Hi Michelle- I’ve read your blog since the beginning. I love what you do, and I want to be a public speaking trainer just like you. I’d love to take you out […]

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3 Ways to Bust Through a Creative Block

  by Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. The blinking cursor on the blank page taunts you. You know you’ve got to create. A blog post needs to go out. A sales page needs to get written. A presentation needs to be crafted. But you just stare at that flashing cursor while your brain says to you “What […]

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3 Pieces of Business Wisdom that Radically Shift Your Mindset

  by Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. Have you ever felt that when it comes to business your mind is not your friend? Do you find yourself coming up with plan B, C, D, and Z just in case your plan A business strategy doesn’t work out? Do you ever feel like you’re going to end up […]

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Is Your Elevator Pitch Leaving People Confused?

  by Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. When I spied her across the room, I just knew I had to meet her. Her big smile, positive vibe, and openness had me at hello. We struck up a conversation. We both loved Game of Thrones, owned neurotic cats, and loved bad 80s music. That’s when I popped the […]

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The One Story Your Business Must Tell

by Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. Storytelling is all the rage and for good reason. Stories are persuasive. If you have ever lost 2-hours because you sat down for “just a minute” to watch a movie or stayed up until the wee hours of the night because you couldn’t put down a book, you’ve experienced first-hand the […]

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3 Ways to Craft a Presentation that Leaves Your Audience Buzzing about Your Business

  by Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. “I want to be speaking more!” Sound familiar? Your business is blooming and you know that public speaking is a great way to build it. Heck, experts like Amy Porterfield, Scott Stratten, and John Jatsch all sing the praise of public speaking. The key to building your business through presentations […]

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3 Reasons to Ditch The Pitch at the End of Your Presentation

  by Michelle Mazur, Ph.D. I refuse to attend events that I know are going to be one gigantic pitch fest. I don’t like being told “Run to the back of the room to take advantage of this limited time deal.”  I hate being given an order form, and told to cross off a price […]

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