15 Tips For Making A Great Speech

1. Listen to your internal dialog. 2. Visualize a positive out come. 3. It's not all your fault. 4. Do you believe in your message, do you have something to say? 5. Look at your audience as an extension of your family. 6. Prepare a good introduction and conclusion. Open... Read More

How To Write Powerful Presentations, Speeches And Talks

Most of us get nervous about making a speech, whether it's to 2000 convention delegates or a PTA meeting at our child's school. Often, though, people find that's the worst part of the whole process - the anticipation. The reality is often a lot easier to handle and can even... Read More

Using Your Natural Style On Stage

We were both speakers at the same convention presenting on the same day-but what a difference. I am tall, while she's short. I am a magnetic speaker-I draw people in with stories and examples. She's a dynamic speaker- humorous and vivacious. We both were hits-the audience loved us. How... Read More

13 Publicity Tips for Professional Speakers

In a funk because other speakers seem to be snagging all the media attention? It's time to start claiming your share. Here are a baker's dozen of tips that will boost your publicity efforts and help you finally get noticed.1. Every time you speak before a group, offer to submit... Read More

You Too Can Be A Public Speaker

Have you ever watched a speaker and said, "Wow, I wish I could speak like that"? or "That person was just so wonderful. I could never do that." Well, I've got some good news for you. You too can be a public speaker. Public speaking is a learned skill, so... Read More

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters.... Toastmasters....What is Toastmasters?Is it a bunch of guys in stuffed shirts & suits standing around and pontificating about people. Is it a secret society where everyone looks furtively from side to side before giving the secret handshake? Is it a cooking class where everyone brings in their breadmaker and... Read More

Time Management

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date. No time to say "hello", "goodbye", I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!Have you ever felt like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland? Rushing from one thing to the next with no time to rest or relax? If so, perhaps what... Read More

SOS - Goal Setting

... --- ... SOS This is the traditional seafaring emergency call to "Save Our Ship!" - to rush first aid to a sinking vessel. On land - and in daily life - it stands, simply, for "HELP!" Until I read this recently, I never really knew exactly what it stood... Read More

Fear

FearOf what am I afraid, you ask. Of myself, I answer. The self I have hidden deep down inside, the one I'm afraid you won't like, the one I sometimes don't like either.I'm afraid that parts of this self will rise to the surface and I won't be able to... Read More

Does Uptalk Make you Upchuck?

Uptalk is invading the work place and is reaching epidemic proportions. It's that singsong speech pattern that has a rising inflection at the end of sentence. It sounds like the speaker is asking a question instead of making a declaration. Once the exclusive domain of teens, it is now... Read More

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Talk May Be Cheap but Your Speech Should Be Priceless!

Take a moment and imagine if you will any one... Read More

Feedback

I believe that asking for and acting on objective feedback... Read More

Foreign Translations of Your Talk - How Do You Ensure Your Message is Delivered Properly?

There are a number of possibilities as to how this... Read More

Speech Coach?s Tips to Public Speaking Success

It is inevitable that at times during our careers or... Read More

A Perfect Meeting: AKA When You Dont Want to Strangle the Speaker

Have you ever worked for weeks or even months, often... Read More

How to Use your Inner Circle

Who do you know that knows that you speak?There is... Read More

Youre Making Me Nervous

Almost everybody is nervous when they stand up to speak.... Read More

Giving Presentations: Public Speaking Secrets in a Nutshell

A high level manager contacted me in a panic. He... Read More

How to Create a Compelling Media Kit

A well-built media kit is vital for effective marketing. Without... Read More

How to Give a Speech Without Dying

Two of the top fears of most people are dying... Read More

Timing - Why You Should Never Go Overtime with Your Presentation or Speech

In a conference setting, nothing annoys audiences more than talks... Read More

Be Brief!

Centuries ago great speakers often spoke two hours and more.... Read More

Getting on the Speakers List

How do you get your name on a speakers list?Speaking... Read More

The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Speakers

Successful speakers do not do all the right things all... Read More

A Powerful Vocabulary Will Transform Your Life

Studies show that your word-power determines your earning power, that... Read More

What to Do When an Audience Member Disagrees With You

Some people enjoy drawing attention to themselves by trying to... Read More

To Insure Success in Speaking: Anticipate

We all know that to be a careful driver on... Read More

Speaker Partnership Offers Trade Show Value

Want to gain added exposure at a trade show? Consider... Read More

Getting Yourself Known

What are the 5 best ways of getting known in... Read More

Know Your Audience

What is worse than wearing a tuxedo to an event... Read More

15 Ways for Speakers to Earn More Profits

There is huge potential to create additional profits from your... Read More

Top 7 Steps to Better Public Speaking

Whether you want to be a part time, full time... Read More

Speaking for FUN and PROFIT

How do you gain contacts from a speaking engagement?The name... Read More

Pay Attention To Your Appearance!

During the coffee break of one conference I attended, whispers... Read More

Get Speaking

On a recent Sunday evening, I watched a friend 'graduate'... Read More