Onlee Bowden

Onlee Appears on Michigan’s Big Show

Posted by dgs_admin on October 8th, 2015 at 10:07am

Onlee Bowden was a guest on Michigan’s Big Show, a statewide radio network show, with host Michael Patrick Shiels on Thursday, October 8. Listen in to hear Onlee talk about the story behind her new book, Flip It On Its Ear: A Radical Approach to Public Speaking.

It’s not just about being in front of a podium. The skills you can acquire through proper public speaking training can help you in everyday life.

Listen to the entire segment below.

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Naked Audiences and Your Concentration

Posted by Onlee Bowden on September 8th, 2015 at 1:15pm

Have you heard the advice to imagine your audience naked, but what if this really happened? Well it happened to me!

I was teaching at a school in a small mountain village in Haiti. We were sitting outside and I was teaching on the topic of imagination when I noticed all the kids were giggling and looking behind me. Out of the corner of my eye I see what has their attention. It was a poor man with no clothes and he was leaning on the fence listening.

What would you have done? Concentration is a critical skill when speaking and learning how to handle distractions is your responsibility.

This is what I did. I said, “I know there is a naked man standing behind me. I’m going to ask you to return your eyes to me. I’m also going to remind you to be thankful that you are in school with clothes on your body. Not everyone is as fortunate as you.”

I’m grateful I’ve trained myself in concentration, I’m grateful I handled this situation with grace and sureness.

Concentration is within your grasp. Begin today to sharpen it.

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Get My New Book

Posted by Onlee Bowden on September 5th, 2015 at 11:55am

I have just released a new book based on my 30 years of teaching people how to become more accomplished public speakers. It’s called “Flip It On Its Ear: A Radical Approach to Public Speaking.” It’s radical because it teaches you how to strip away the fear most people have about public speaking, and then gives you tools to confidently say what you want to say. Thousands have taken my class over the years. I’ve taken everything I’ve learned about what works in public speaking, and included it in this new book.

I’m very excited to share this knowledge with everyone that has ever wanted to speak but cannot. Or anyone that wants to be more comfortable and confident when they need to speak in public. Check out the book now, available at my new website!

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Break Fear Patterns! New Studio Class Offering.

Posted by Onlee Bowden on November 4th, 2013 at 8:34am

Are you tired of walking away thinking, “I wish I would have said something?” This Friday you can change that.

Dates: November 8, 15, 22, December 6, 13
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Place: 211 Studio, Traverse City

for pricing and other information please contact me at

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A Voice From The Past

Posted by Onlee Bowden on July 19th, 2012 at 2:50pm

This is really a “thank you” vs. a business opportunity. You taught my Public Speaking Course at CMU in 1991 and I can not tell you how many times I have used that information in my career. You taught me how to organize a presentation and how to prepare which is more than half the battle. Once you feel ready for your engagement it takes away the nerves and the anxiety. I have now been using many components of that classroom experience for over 20 years and have had great success. I give sales presentations often to major corporations in the US and work hard to be prepared and enthusiastic on my topic. Many of your tips have helped me teach my sales team as well. So job well done! Between you and Dawn Weber I have landed every job interview I have had, and done my fair share of market growth with the products I am selling. I just wanted to let you know that I had a great time in your course, and I am happy to see you are still teaching folks the art of public speaking!

Best Regards,

Scott Hershock

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