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

In The News:

Public speaking via videos  Apalachicola Times
Stop Scripting Your Speeches (hbr.org)  Harvard Business Review
8 Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking  Atlanta Small Business Network
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15 Ways To Keep Your Speaking Inspiring and Creative

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The Ps and Qs of Public Speaking

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Get Speaking

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Time Management

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What is Public Speaking?

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How to Build Respect with Your Audience: Positive Thinking and Outhouse Eyes

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Boost Your Confidence, Credibility, and Career

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15 Tips For Making A Great Speech

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To Insure Success in Speaking: Anticipate

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Speech Writing Secrets Of President Bill Clinton

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Speaking On Your Feet

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Get Real

Humans are born storytellers, but our education system doesn't help... Read More

Public Speaking: Getting the Room Set-up Right

I don't know why it is, but no matter how... Read More

How to Polish Your Speaking Skills: Its Time for T.I.P.S.

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The Ten Ps of Dealing with Questions

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A Powerful Vocabulary Will Transform Your Life

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

What Makes A Great Presenter?

Every day millions of people around the world make a... Read More

Public Speaking:10 Simple Steps to Confident Speaking

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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 Microphones

Microphones are designed to help your voice, not replace it.... Read More

Presentation Skills Without PowerPoint

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Start Conversations as Easily as You Start a Car

Starting a car is easy. Put the key in, turn... Read More

How To Get Paid Every Time You Speak - REALLY!

For many, speaking or training is a full time business.... Read More

Does Uptalk Make you Upchuck?

Uptalk is invading the work place and is reaching epidemic... Read More

Be a Guest Speaker and Attract Business

Being a guest speaker in front of the right audience... Read More