Volume VI, No. 1    
January 2015

If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.


- Martin Luther King, Jr.            
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Included In This Issue
What is Marion Up To?
Get Help Writing Your Speech!
Do You Have A Copy Of My Book Yet?
Speaking Tip Vol. VI, #1, What Is Your Audience Thinking?
Have Speech, Will Travel!
Food for Thought
Want To Be A Better Speaker?
More about Marion Claire ~ Revealing an Embarrassing Secret
Why is it called Speaking is Sexy? 

When what someone says and how they say it sends chills up and down your spine, that's sexy! 
Whether you're giving a speech, having a conversation, saying your wedding vows, teaching your kids, exhorting your sales team, or talking in your sleep, if someone is listening, you are inspiring them.  It's important to remember that whenever you speak, someone is influenced by each word you say. 
Be a positive influence. Be an inspiration. That's very sexy.

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If you are...
  • Currently speaking in public,
  • Thinking of speaking in public, but procrastinating like crazy,
  • Afraid to speak in public,
  • Envious of people who speak confidently in public, or
  • Would just like a few tips on how you can speak better than they do...
This newsletter will give you tips and techniques to become the accomplished speaker you've always longed to be.

MARION CLAIRE coaches solopreneurs, business owners, middle managers and executives who want to be confident, unique and sexy speakers who influence and inspire others with the power of their voice.

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"Wow!  I am totally blown away, Marion!  Thank you!  Hope to use your services again soon."
~ Victoria Ferro, CEO, MicroKey Solutions, Inc.

Do you need to create a talk for a company conference, bar mitzvah, wedding, milestone birthday, retirement celebration or even a eulogy for a memorial service? Too overwhelmed to do it yourself? Get the help you need. We'll create it together over the phone, and you'll have the right words just when you need them. 

Why struggle on your own? Contact me at speakingissexy@aol.com or call 310/659-8956 and get it done fast.

"My speech was a hit! Thank you so much for your guidance and help.  I received so many compliments from the audience. I would love to retain your services in the future to help me become a more comfortable writer and speaker."

~ Angela W.

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"I have a whole new mindset about getting up to speak after reading Marion's book.  I was quite nervous before, but she showed me another way of looking at the audience which made me feel more confident.  And I liked the way the Speaking Tips reinforce the advice in every chapter.  It's a terrific book and it really helped me." 

~ Larry Freedman, Dynamic Nursing Service

Speaking Tip Vol. VI, #1



      When you have to give a speech, do you ever worry about anything like this? 


"If I make a mistake, the audience will think I'm stupid."


"I have an accent. They won't listen to me or understand what I'm saying."


"They'll see how nervous I am and think I'm incompetent."


"English is not my first language. If I say things wrong, they'll laugh at me."

"I just know the audience is going to judge me and decide I'm no good."


      If you've ever thought any of this, be comforted. You're not alone. Fear of what the audience is thinking 

is one of the most common reasons that folks refuse to get up to speak in front of a group. And it's a shame, because 9 times out of 10, the audience is thinking none of those things.

      Why did they come to hear you speak in the first place?  Doesn't matter whether they're required to come, i.e. to a company meeting, or they chose to come because you're speaking on a topic they're interested in, or they're there for some other reason. The truth is they came because you have something to say that they want to hear.
      The audience is there to learn. You know something that will help them improve their lives in some way. What you have to say is important because it will increase their store of knowledge which in turn will affect their ability to perform their jobs or interact with their colleagues or take care of their families. You have information they need to be better in some important aspect of their daily lives.
      Don't believe me? Think it over. Why do you go to hear a speaker? Do you go because you're waiting to jeer at a mistake or because you hope to fill a gap in your knowledge or experience?  Do you carry a bunch of rotten apples in your pocket or are you ready to applaud what you hear that speaks to your mind or your heart? Don't you want to be so caught up in learning something that the time just flies by?
      It's really true that the audience wants to know more when they leave than they did when they arrived. They want to take home with them the gift of your knowledge that they didn't have when they came into the room. That's what they came for.
      Whenever you get up to speak, the audience is sitting there with open arms and an open mind, waiting to receive the knowledge that only you can give them. It's a terrific opportunity. You're not just getting up to speak. It's your chance to give a valuable gift to people who want to receive it. How great is that?
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Marion Claire coaches entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals of all kinds to become the confident public speakers they long to be. An autographed copy of her book, SECRETS of a UNIQUE & SEXY SPEAKER, is available on her website. She'll customize a Speech or Workshop for your organization and help you write your speech for almost any occasion.  

For more information go to: www.speakingissexy.com 
"After working with Marion Claire, my fear of speaking in front of a group of people is practically gone.  I still get a few pre-speech butterflies, which Marion assures me are totally normal, but my former severe anxiety has disappeared.  Marion taught me simple techniques to release my pre-speech tension and build up my confidence.  Her knowledge and easy-going manner make her very easy to work with.  She's the real deal and I'm happy to recommend her."
~ David Feldman, CPA, david@feldover.com

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Please forward it to them or send me their email address and I'll send them a copy and tell them it's from you!  www.speakingissexy.com 

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Have Speech, Will Travel!



 "Your talk was smashing!  Thank you so much for taking the time to share your expertise with our NAWBO-LA membership.  We truly appreciate it!"

 ~Mina Trujillo, PR & Marketing Specialist


Do you want a value-laden talk or workshop designed specifically for you and your organization? Learn the secrets professional speakers use including techniques to overcome pre-speech jitters, grab the audience's attention, and keep them focused on your message. Choose 30 minutes, an hour, two hours or more in your choice of formats. Contact me at: speakingissexy@aol.com or call 310/659-8956 for help to solve your speaking needs.

"Marion, your presentation (on the 30-60 second Intro) today was excellent!  I definitely have take-aways from it, especially your suggestion that we 'provide a solution to an emotional problem people have'.  That's a nice twist on the difficulty of doing a good elevator speech!  Thank you very much for your expertise."

~ Ivy B. Rappaport, LTC & Life Insurance Specialist. 


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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.


~ Albert Einstein


"Public Speaking was terrifying to me AND necessary to my business.  Within a short time of working with Marion, my fears subsided and my confidence grew.  With her program and knowledge, I am able to speak publicly for the first time.  She gave me the tools necessary to make this painless and even FUN!  I learned a lot and feel so much better about myself in general.  Thank you so much, Marion." 


    ~ Jennie S. Crowley, Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom



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More about Marion Claire


Revealing An Embarrassing Secret

      We all have an embarrassing secret that we don't want to reveal because we're afraid people will think less of us if we do so. For many, many years I hid mine. I was sure that people would look at me strangely or not want to be around me if they knew I was less than perfect. Boy, was I wrong!

      The thing about hiding the truth about yourself is that you are depriving yourself and the folks you come in contact with of the opportunity to have an honest relationship with you. True, you don't want to just blurt out your deepest feelings or most painful memories at inappropriate moments. But it is far better to be open about the things you cannot change that have shaped who you are. Facing the secrets of the past helps you understand yourself and it helps others understand you. And with understanding come the gifts of appreciation, sympathy, empathy, and love.

      So here's the embarrassing secret I used to be afraid to reveal.

      For over 20 years, I suffered from agoraphobia, the fear of crossing open spaces. Sometimes I couldn't leave my house for more than five minutes, without scurrying back inside. My enemy was not the great outdoors. It was simply fear.

      Everyone experiences fear on occasion. And everyone's fear is a little bit different, personal to the individual. Mine was fear of being alone out in the world. I didn't feel safe by myself. Although I was perfectly content to live on my own, I needed the comfort and companionship of someone I knew well whenever I ventured out of the safety of my home. No way could I dream of getting up to speak in front of a room full of strangers!

      I'm so proud to say that I overcame my fear. It took, first of all, the courage to admit there was something wrong. Then came the desire to fix it and to seek out the help I needed to overcome it.

      And wow! Look at me now!

      Today I speak in front of groups of all sizes, shapes and interests.  If I can do it, so can you!  Let me help you.  contact me at  speakinginsexy@aol.com.  

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