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Metaphor Minute: My Valentine Gift To Presenters

The METAPHOR MINUTE Newsletter by Anne Miller

February 13, 2014

My Valentine Gift To Presenters

On Valentine’s Day the only fluttering hearts should be those in love. BUT, if your heart flutters more than you like when you present, then download a free copy of my new ebook: No One Hears Your Pounding Heart! The Ultimate Guide to Presentation Confidence.

50+ tips for controlling nerves from a survey of business people, from celebrities and thought leaders, and from the latest Harvard research -- all to help you and your team communicate with confidence, authority, and credibility.


  • How a top business magazine publisher pulls it together for her presentations (stilettos, anyone?)
  • What the world’s most famous opera singer did to feel less alone on stage
  • How the Chief Marketing Officer of a Fortune 100 company camouflages nerves

Sample advice includes

  • Three unconventional ways to prepare for a presentation
  • The trick to being conversational rather than robotic
  • How to deal with non-responsive-looking listeners
  • The one confidence killing behavior to avoid
  • Seven success triggers you can use to get into your best presentation zone
  • The one thing to do when all else fails
  • The one thing above all to remember

Be cool, calm, & confident in presentations

  • The night before
  • The morning of
  • Before you enter the room, &
  • In the room

Never "lose it" again!
Download your complimentary ebook today. Feel free to share it with friends, colleagues, and clients.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Anne Miller
Make What You Say Pay — With Metaphors.

P.S. What are your tips for boosting confidence before a presentation?

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Random Recommendation: TED Talk on how one really, really nervous folk singer dealt with his stage fright.

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Links I Like:

Great Resources:

"The best arguments
dazzle with metaphor"

Gerry Spence,
Media Commentator & Lawyer

The Original “Metaphorically Selling” that spawned a movement, now with 25 New Stories.  Available in print, ebook & (new) audiobook formats.
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7 Signs You Need A Metaphor (Visual Language)

  1. Your listener is not paying attention
  2. Your listener is stuck on an objection
  3. Your listener is confused
  4. Your listener sees no difference between you and your competition
  5. You want to drive home a point vividly and memorably
  6. You have to wiggle out of a difficult situation
  7. YoYou want to wow or motivate a larger audience

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