May 18 – “Get It Done! Get Stronger, Get Credit for It – Power Time Management” Event

When you are the most productive, you radiate confidence. Investors pick that up. Confidence is contagious. Confidence builds Trust.

“Get It Done! Get Stronger, Get Credit for It – Power Time Management” is hosted by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce (San Carlos, CA.) – on May 18, 2017. Here are details:

You Will Learn to:
* Free Yourself from Feeling Overwhelmed – and Control Your Email Inbox
* Clear Your Time for What’s Most Important to You
* Do High Priority Tasks; Get the Credit You Deserve – and More Clients!
* Add One Hour of High Productivity Time Every Day
* Increase Your Confidence as You Lead Your Own Day
* Conquer Procrastination and Distractions
* Say NO and still Protect Relationships


Register here:

See you there!

Tom Marcoux
Spoken Word Strategist

CEO/Speaker/Executive Coach
author of 42 books – Look inside these books when you CLICK HERE (visitors from 94 countries)


Confidence is a Toolkit – Now Work It

BigYESOnlineCourse“I know my material, but my friends say that I just don’t look confident when I’m giving a pitch,” my client, Abigail, said.

“What do you want in this situation?” I asked.

“I want to look confident. No, I want to feel confident,” Abigail said.

“How would you know that you’re confident?” I asked.

“I’d feel peaceful,” she replied.

“Interesting. I have some ideas that could be truly useful to you. Ready to take a look at some different ideas?”


“Okay. Imagine that these next ideas I share with you are like some different flowers, blossoming in a garden.”

“Okay,” Abigail said. Her eyes showed that she was intrigued.

“So, one idea is, ‘If I was confident, I’d feel peaceful just before I give a pitch. Here’s another idea—like another flower: ‘Confidence is NOT comfort.’ Now, stay with me. If you use this idea, ‘Confidence is NOT comfort,’ you FREE yourself,” I said.

“How so?”

“You free yourself because you stop waiting for some magic thing to happen to take any discomfort away. More than that, you’ll be able to jump in and take positive action. Here’s something valuable: Confidence is a toolkit—now work it.”

“A toolkit? What’s in it?”

“A number of techniques that I’ve learned in over 16 years as a professional speaker—and as an introvert,” I said.

“Yes. We talked about that. We’re both introverts,” she replied.

“We’re going to do some Effective Rehearsal today,” I began. “It’s not just about memorizing your text. And, it’s not about raising your hand to gesture on a particular word. Instead, I’ll show you how to Pivot in the Moment. I’ll show you how to read the audience and slide into another technique—into another speech pattern. You could slide into asking a question that engages the audience. Something that wakes them up. Or even a bit of humor,” I said.

Abigail was smiling.

“Today, I’m opening up that confidence toolkit. I’m teaching you the techniques of Extreme Confidence,” I said.

“How is it extreme?”

“We are rising to the Extreme Confidence level when you KNOW that you know how to adapt to anything. I’ll show you methods. We’ll find which ones really connect with you as an individual. You’ll be prepared to deal with tough moments: your mind going blank, an investor asking the WORST question. I’ll show you have to maintain your poise and STILL get time to think!” I said. “This is not just about words or memorizing. With Effective Rehearsal, the techniques become Part of You. We customize the process. I’ll show you. Give me the opening words of your pitch.”

“Hello, I’m Abigail. I’m CEO of XY Corp. Today, I’m going to—”

“Pause,” I said.


“You’ve just wasted the first 20 seconds of your pitch. I’m going to ask you about what you might prefer here. I’ll give you a couple of choices to start with. You could start with a question. You might start with a story. For example, ‘Sam steps into his officem and he finds something that he’s been dreading—’

Abigail leaned forward.

“You see, I’ve already got you. You’re into the story. Or you could start with a question. I’ll show the structure. “What is the XY thing that is doing the TERRIBLE THING to the 123_people?”

Abigail looked concerned. She asked, “Why is it so important to be so particular about the opening sentence?”

“It’s the first impression. The audience wants to know if they’re going to have endure another amateur. They want to be safe. They want to be in the hands of a pro.” I said. “So, Abigail, what feels better to you? Start with a story? Or start with a question?”

“I’d like to try a story first,” she replied.


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In summary:

  • Confidence is NOT comfort.
  • Confidence is a toolkit—now work it.
  • Extreme Confidence is about practicing techniques so you can adapt to anything.

Special Note: My online course “Get the Big YES: Use Extreme Confidence to Get Clients and Get It Done!” launches (May 15, 2017). 20 videos and 11 audios are part of the training. Also, students will work with partners in the course. (See the image connected to this article that includes the benefits of this online course.)


Tom Marcoux
Spoken Word Strategist

CEO/Speaker/Executive Coach (visitors from 94 countries)

51gjiy0bzvlSoar with Confidence: An Executive Coach Reveals Secrets, Lies and Countermeasures So You Excel Like Top CEOs and Leaders – Pitch, Lead, Succeed

Get the Advantages to take your business to a higher level. Learn Leadership Advantages, Pitch Advantages, and Success Advantages. To Soar with Confidence, you learn and use principles for top level communication to board members, team members and the media.
“Marcoux demonstrates how to “Prepare a Compelling Story that Moves Emotions.” He mentions techniques that he teaches clients for developing compelling Ted Talks.” – Dantalion Jones

51kgz7eafllDarkest Secrets of Making a PITCH for Film and Television: How You Can Get a Studio Executive, Producer, Name Actor or Private Investor to Say “Yes” to Your Project

Learn the vital skills of pitching your ideas and enrolling others into your vision. Get that “Big Yes” to funding your project. “This insightful book shows you how to zing a curveball right past the parts of the Hollywood exec’s brain that want to say no before you even make your pitch. You will learn what works when pitching, and more importantly, why, so you can get to YES much more often. Buy this book now. Consider it Spring Training before the big game.” – Danek Kaus

coverfromamazonDarkest Secrets of Persuasion and Seduction Masters: How to Protect Yourself and Turn the Power to Good

This invaluable guide, used by people in 15 countries and now in its second edition, will help you become immune to dark persuasion. Learn to use countermeasures to defend yourself against unethical persuasion and seduction tactics. Break any trance in which a salesperson is trying to get you to buy something not to your benefit. “Learn how to defend yourself against manipulation. Best book you’ll ever read to protect yourself, feel strong and move forward in your life. Highly recommended!” – Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter


Secrets of Awesome Dinner Guests: What Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Helen Keller, and John Lasseter Can Teach You About Success … (The Power of Your Personal Brand)

Imagine dining with Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Helen Keller, and John Lasseter. These seven people share one thing: They’re great communicators. So this book will help you become a great communicator. “Marcoux especially stresses the importance of personal branding, of coming across as trustworthy and dependable.” – Einar Masson

Darkest Secrets of Charisma: Overcome the Lies about Personal Magnetism, Get People to Feel Your Charisma and Influence Others with Your Words

Learn how you can tap into your natural gifts and tendencies to radiate Three Types of Charisma. Discover how to influence people with your words. “Marcoux explodes this myth: Charismatic people always feel comfortable before and during an important event, such as public speaking, networking or some other social event. This book shows how you can feel discomfort but still come across as confident and charismatic.The secrets include ways to radiate all three forms of charisma Marcoux describes as Warm Trust Charisma, Natural Charm Charisma and Magnetic Charisma.” – Danek Kaus


What the Rich Don’t Say about Getting Rich: Work Smarter, Live Better

You want wealth, abundance and enjoyment–yes? Wouldn’t it be great to learn the real strategies that the Rich use to create Sustainable Wealth? This book takes you behind-the-scenes to what really works. You’ll see a lot of myth-busting, and you’ll learn the strategies that get real results. “Tom Marcoux gives you an inside look on the psychology of what it takes to be successfully wealthy in life. It’s more than just taking advantage of opportunity, but also about taking care of yourself. This book discusses a number of strategies that we often overlook when it comes to leading a successful life that leads to wealth generation.” – Barry Adamson II