KRAIG KANN BLOG

Bring Your Brand to LIFE

When it comes to success, if you want to be relevant in your business, then you should make sure your goal is to do something relevant.  Shake yourself to the professional core. Figure out your beliefs and what you stand for.  THAT is where YOUR brand begins. Everybody wants to be a part of something

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Why Your First Answer is Critical

How many times have you watched a political debate or a newsworthy interview and been quickly impressed with someone based on how they handled the first question that came their way? Or, can you think of a time when the first words out of someone’s mouth immediately turned you off? In my line of work,

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Make Sure You Say Something

I’ve heard it from athletes and executives, agents and even public relations specialists; “Why aren’t media folks paying attention or interested in my story?” That’s a complex question, for sure.  And it usually has many layers.  But the fundamental issue centers on how compelling your story is and how well you are able to deliver

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Keys to Owning the Stage

First of all, EVERYONE gets nervous or has a degree of anxiety when speaking publicly, so before you read any further, take a deep breath and calm yourself. Public speaking in any form puts you in a position to “pass or fail.”  Your job is to immediately eliminate the “fail” option and visualize the energy

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Presenting the Best You

If you’ve ever been put in a speaking situation where you had the steering wheel of an event that required people to have fun, rather than just listen and absorb? Some of my most memorable speaking memories have been exactly those. In my case, it was emceeing an event that required audience participation — bringing

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Victory with Your Next Speech

How many big words do you know?  How good were you with vocabulary in grammar school? These are two questions that tie into something everyone should know when working on their next speech. I’ve written more than a few speeches — for me and for others — and I’ve seen plenty come across my desk

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Are You an Employee or an Entrepreneur?

In 2008 when the market changed, so too did my outlook on business and career — and my present and future employment. I was comfortably entrenched at Golf Channel/NBC as a host and anchor.  I’d worked hard to get there, the result of 20 years of experience in various markets, and the excitement of building

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