Volume 1, Number 5                 August 2006

Welcome <$firstname$>,

Wow! It's just a week and half away from the Speak Your Way to Wealth Seminar and I've been working non-stop on marketing, taking signups, answering questions and doing teleseminars.

In fact, I'm the subject of one Wednesday night. My business partner Arvee Robinson and I will grill each other about our specialties. I'll give you great tips on how to create stories and how to use those stories in your speeches and books. Arvee will reveal secrets to getting new clients through speaking.

Below you will find a great article by Arvee on persuasive speaking skills. You'll get a lot of great tips from her.

Putting on this seminar has been a great learning experience for both of us and it clarifies a truth that I think many people miss.

There is a mindset that before attempting a new venture, you must know everything there is to know about it before you begin. You must take classes, study, read, and think hard about what you are doing.

Yes, you should educate yourself. However, the truth is you will learn far more by doing it than by thinking about it. When we started planning for this seminar, we knew comparatively little about putting on a big event. The learning came in asking questions about specific problems as they came up, in enlisting people who were in a position to help us, and in defining what we wanted to do step by step as we progressed.

The result is a world-class event designed for people in business who want to get loads of new clients by speaking in public. You can get all the details at www.speakyourwaytowealth.com. I look forward to seeing you there.

Featured Articles in this issue:
  • The Power of Persuasive Speaking

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The Power of Persuasive Speaking
By Arvee Robinson, Persuasive Speech Coach

In just 2 days you will learn the dynamic power of persuasive speaking and watch as your sales skyrocket, your business doubles – even triples – and a ton of clients and referrals earn you a barrel of money.

Great speakers seem to present to an audience effortlessly, without a drop of sweat on their brow, not a flutter in their voice, and no bungled words. They hold us in awe, captivate us, leave us hanging on their every word and easily persuade us to respond to anything they ask of us.

If you are one of these great speakers, you’re one of a tiny percentage of people who are not afraid to speak in public, one of the top four fears Americans acknowledge.

The tragedy is that, for most of us, our careers or businesses call upon us to speak every single day, to clients, suppliers, the Boss, fellow colleagues and conference delegates. Because we have no idea how our words and nonverbal communications impact our audience, we lose sales and fail to attract new clients or earn referrals.

Great news: you can learn to overcome the fear of public speaking. You can develop confidence and passion for promoting your ideas and your products. You can deliver powerful speeches, sales presentations or marketing seminars and get undreamed of results.

First you must learn the essential skill of grabbing your listeners’ attention with the first words you speak. You then keep their attention by wrapping your content in stories and experiences that your audience can relate to, that take your message into your listener’s heart, where your sale is made. When they believe that you understand their problem, you will build vital rapport and trust and establish yourself as the expert who can solve their problem.

Know your audience, give them a presentation jam-packed with powerful benefits, and you will easily get their commitment to action. When you ask for the sale, be prepared for a surge of interest in your product or service. Capitalize on your new speaking skills by offering more information and solutions through seminars, CDs, books and study materials.

These techniques will help you build your business in ways you never dreamed possible. You will gain amazing benefits in both your career and your life. Learning to speak persuasively will reward you over and over again.

You can learn powerful, effective persuasive speaking skills that you can use in any situation, and much more, by registering for our up-coming event, “Speak Your Way to Wealth,” August 18 and 19 in Newport Beach, California, a dynamic, incredibly educational seminar that will turn your life around!


Where Is Lee Speaking?

Wednesday, August 9, 5:30 p.m. Teleseminar, "Writing and storytelling skills" Follow link to sign up.

August 18, 19, 2006,
"Storytelling for Speakers,"
Speak Your Way to Wealth Seminar, Newport Beach California

New Books

Fifty-Seven Steps to Better Writing is my personal look at the writing and publishing business. You will learn how to choose a genre, how to select a publishing method and how to use the craft of writing to make your work sparkle.

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Do you need help with your writing?

Lee Pound  helps writers and speakers strengthen their communication skills by teaching them to write clear, concise prose that all readers can understand.

Learn more about coaching here

Do you need a speaker?

Lee is an inspirational and motivational speaker who presents to organizations, conferences, businesses and clubs interested in learning more about skills used to communicate in writing and speaking and how to apply those skills in our daily lives.

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Learning to speak well requires practice. The best forum to practice is at a local Toastmasters Club. You can go to www.toastmasters.org for more information. You are invited to visit my clubs at any time. Call or e-mail for further information.

Possibilities Unlimited
Carrows Restaurant on Marguerite Parkway north of Avery Parkway in Mission Viejo, CA, Monday evening 7:15 p.m.

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2955 Main St., # 110, street level
Irvine, California, 92614, Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m.

The Write Coach
4533 MacArthur Blvd., #200, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-246-8580   lee@leepound.com  www.leepound.com

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