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:

Overcome Your Public Speaking Fear  Thrive GlobalDid you know that the #1 fear across society is public speaking? Death and snakes round out the top 3. Would it surprise you to know that when I was a teenager ...
Learn to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking  EntrepreneurThe Complete Presentation and Public Speaking Course will have you wowing audiences in no time.
This $15 course makes public speaking a little less terrifying  The Next WebFor most of us, the fear of public speaking is just as real today as it was back in school when we had to stand up and give a presentation. Today, three out of four ...
Public speaking: 7 ways to master speechcraft  Big ThinkThe next speech you give doesn't have to be preceded by flop sweat and nervous leg-joggling. Based on the techniques of master orators, these 7 tactics can ...
Eight Things That Will Take The Stress Out Of Public Speaking  ForbesPublic speaking can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Here's what you need to do to reduce the stress of speaking and deliver a compelling ...
Parkes Action Club Public Speaking Competition 2019  Parkes Champion-PostThe Parkes Action Club held their annual primary school public speaking competition on Wednesday, May 8, at the Parkes Masonic Centre. It is contested in two ...
Importance of public speaking, communication skills highlighted in Dibrugarh Toastmasters Club  The Sentinel AssamThe Charter of the Toastmasters Club of Dibrugarh, which is a part of the famed Toastmasters International, was held on Saturday.
From Salon Marketplace: Improve your public speaking with expert tips from pros  SalonThere are countless times you're asked to step up and speak publicly: whether you're delivering a presentation to your company, speaking at your best friend's ...
Three tips to speak in public with confidence - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta PostMost people would agree that public speaking is hard. It's the fear of embarrassing yourself in front of strangers. You are likely to get those butterflies in your ...
Public speaking conquered, Marystown teen Nitin Murugeswaran’s next goal is to become a doctor  Northern PenYou could say Nitin Murugeswaran has developed a pretty keen ear for accents. He's experienced four pretty distinct ones thus far.
10 Public Speaking Lessons From Prime Minister Narendra Modi  EntrepreneurPrime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi is an exceptional speaker and his speeches would make you a fan of his public speaking irrespective of your ...
Speak up: What it’s like to compete in public speaking competitions  RealAgriculturePublic speaking. For you 4-H-ers out there, you've probably competed in an agricultural-based public speaking competition before, whether it was to your ...
How I Did It: Tips for Public Speaking  FenderBenderRenowned public speaker Kevin Brown, who gave the keynote address at the 2019 Fix Auto National Conference, offers advice for standing in front of an ...
Chinese students reach final of the International Public Speaking Competition  Telegraph.co.ukSponsored: The two Chinese participants impressed the judges and won plaudits from members of the audience for their eloquent speech and well-orated ...
Public speaking or a charging rhino? Sometimes, it’s a tough call  AZCentralIt's flattering when people ask me to speak at a gathering, but as the agreed-upon date closes in, my stomach starts to hurt.
4-H Clubs instill public speaking skills in youth of all ages through talks and demonstrations  Pontiac Daily LeaderWithin a 4-H club, youth annually give talks and demonstrations to their peers as part of their club involvement. Through these experiences, members gain ...
Overcoming the public-speaking jitters  theoklahoma100.comDo you run from speaking in public? Don't worry, you are not alone. Fear of public speaking is extremely common, but if you heed the following five tips, you will ...
'Men Seem To Dominate The Public Speaking Opportunities In My Industry - How Can I Put Myself Forward?'  GraziaIf every work conference you go to is dominated by men, how can you put yourself forward for public speaking?
Rising Star Brittany Samson: “Why we should make public speaking courses a larger part of the school curriculum”  Thrive GlobalMy own movement would be towards making public speaking courses a larger part of the school curriculum. I've worked as a high school speech and debate ...
CULTURE Practice makes perfect  The FlorentineItalians love to speak. They are naturally engaging conversationalists who can talk charismatically for hours if you let them. Why, then, does the spunk, ...
County 4-Hers share public speaking skills in contest  Seward County IndependentThe ability to express our thoughts and concerns through speaking is most often listed by 4-H alumni as a skill learned and gained while in 4-H.
Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: Being mentally prepared to deliver your speech  Caribbean News NowBy Spence M. Finlayson. Giving a speech requires a lot of things to be coordinated very well in order to execute a good speech. One of the primary things is that ...
Trenton FFA member receives award at Missouri FFA Public Speaking Academy  kttnA member of the Trenton FFA Chapter recently received an award for being a finalist at the Missouri FFA Public Speaking Academy on the University of Central ...
Public speaking skills every lawyer should master  ABA JournalFor every lawyer who thinks they have oral presentations down pat, there's another who has anxiety about talking in front of a crowd. And they both need help.
Video: Secrets for overcoming your fear of public speaking  Greater Baton Rouge Business ReportIn this inaugural video for The Network, leadership keynote speaker and executive coach Dima Ghawi shares secrets for overcoming a fear of public speaking.
Public Speaking Reloaded: Chatham Hosts TED Talk Friday  Chatham, NJ PatchPublic Speaking Reloaded: Chatham Hosts TED Talk - Chatham, NJ - Chatham students will be showcasing their collaborative efforts with staff and community ...
My Journey From Nonverbal Autism to Public Speaking  Yahoo LifestyleKerry Magro shares how he went from a child with nonverbal autism that was seen as severe to a highly verbal professional public speaker.
Public speaking skills boost confidence, bolster bank balance for North Canterbury businessman  Stuff.co.nzStarting out in business as an 18-year-old with a stutter, Michael Heaven had his fair share of obstacles to overcome.
Imparting confidence  Deccan ChronicleGayathri Rashmi Nair, who loves experimenting with her talent, is a public speaker, debater, writer, storyteller and more.
Tropicana public speaking contest winners announced  Holmes County Times AdvertiserCHIPLEY - Washington County 4-H recently hosted its annual public speaking contest. First place winners of the contest won a full scholarship to attend 4-H ...
If you have an interest in public speaking, community involvement, travel, sport or just in socialising - then Macra Na Feirme is for you!  Leitrim ObserverMacra na Feirme is a rural youth organisation for 17-35-year-olds. In Leitrim there are three very vibrant and busy clubs looking for new members. If you have a...
How to raise your income by overcoming fears of public speaking  Business in VancouverAre you avoiding public speaking? If so, you could be hindering your ability to earn more. Harvey Coleman, business consultant and author of Empowering ...
4 Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Public Speaking  Exhale LifestyleHave you ever had that dream? You know, the one where you are standing in front of a room full of people and you realize you're not wearing pants? According ...
Storytelling Festival rewards public speaking, creativity  MPNnow.comStudents at Midlakes intermediate School recently shared unique and creative tales during the three-day Storytelling Festival.The 19th annual festival saw ...
SUNY Ulster to host Public Speaking Competition | Local News  The Daily FreemanSTONE RIDGE, N.Y. — Kingston High School students will compete in the 10th annual Anita Williams Peck Public Speaking Competition on at 7 p.m. on June ...
Mastering the art of public speaking with Felix Zinhara  Bulawayo24 NewsStanding in front of people and delivering a speech, keynote address be it at a social gathering or professional setting remains equally "life-threatening" even...
An Abandoned Weapon in the Fight Against Hate Speech  The AtlanticA 1952 Supreme Court ruling gave civil-rights groups a way to combat anti-Semitism and other prejudices—but in the years since, it's largely gone unused.
Local youth compete in 4-H public speaking contests  MyEasternShoreMDDENTON — Caroline County 4-H members recently participated in county and regional 4-H public speaking contests, and one moved on to compete at the State ...
My Boris Johnson story  Spectator.co.ukMy Boris Johnson story on Coffee House | With four minutes to go, Boris Johnson ran in. I was already concerned – maybe more concerned than Boris.
Could Donor #2065 Be My Father?  The New York TimesHe was an Eagle Scout who had passed calculus and spoke some Mandarin. I was determined to meet him.
Queens students sweep top prizes in Diocese of Brooklyn's annual public speaking contest  QNS.comThree Queens Catholic school students took home the top prizes in a public speaking competition hosted by the Diocese of Brooklyn. Eighteen students from ...
Port Jervis public speaking policy still under review  Mid-Hudson NewsPORT JERVIS – A reworking of the policy on public comment at common council meetings will wait a bit longer. in the City of Port Jervis. Fourth Ward ...
NIH Director Francis Collins pledges not to speak on all-male panels  Vox.comThe "manel" is a longstanding problem for women in STEM — and for science itself.
Jessica Mauboy awarded medal for speaking out against racism and bullying  SBS"I truly believe treating others the way you'd like to be treated", the singer said after receiving the Anti Defamation Commission award in Melbourne.
Liberty University cuts divinity faculty  Inside Higher EdDivinity is chopping faculty slots and has lost students steadily in recent years at evangelical university, which has long said religion is central to its programs.
Gunnedah Eisteddfod: speech, drama and public speaking  Namoi Valley IndependentOur first gallery of this week's speech, drama and public speaking section.
Foreign hibakusha speaking out as museum dedicates section to them  Kyodo News PlusWhenever Lee Jong Keun speaks with children about his experience as a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, he begins by showing them a picture of the blast's ...
Speak Bengali to live in Bengal: Mamata  Deccan HeraldChief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday insisted that those living in West Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali as she accused the BJP of targeting ...
Jamaican takes Caribbean Champion of Public Speaking title  Jamaica GleanerJamaica's National Champion of Public Speaking and president-elect for Sagicor Life Jamaica Toastmasters Club, Faith Ellis, walked away with the title ...
CWA Central Western Group's public speaking competition took place at James Sheahan  Central Western DailyTalented talkers took part in the CWA Central Western Group's annual public speaking competition at James Sheahan Catholic High School on Tuesday.
Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill after mass protests  CNNHong Kong (CNN) Hong Kong will suspend a controversial China extradition bill, its leader said Saturday, in an apparent bid to quell further unrest and mass ...
Amanda Knox, in tearful return to Italy, roars against wrongful conviction  San Antonio Express-NewsThe American, once convicted and imprisoned in the death of a roommate, blames prosecutors and the media.
Police speaking to man who allegedly attacked dog owner at Auckland's Kakamatua beach  Stuff.co.nzThe alleged assault left the dog owner unconscious and hospitalised with a broken jaw.
Meet the 2019 Miss BC contestants: Kayla G. from Kamloops  Williams Lake TribuneVoting for the Miss BC People's Choice awards ends June 26.
Afraid of public speaking? This is what the experts say  The GuardianFrom 'pitch coaches' to TED talkers, there's an industry of self-help books about public speaking. What can we learn from the professionals?
Master the Art of Public Speaking for Less Than $20  EntrepreneurIf you've ever been recruited to deliver a public speech, someone likely gave you a particular tip before you got behind the podium: Picture your audience in their ...
Presidential candidate Eric Swalwell speaking in Birmingham  AL.comSwalwell, a Congressman from California, will speak to the Alabama Young Democrats on Thursday.
Austin Eubanks, Columbine Shooting Survivor and Public Speaker, Died of Apparent Overdose  PEOPLE.comEubanks was a 17-year-old student at Columbine High when two fellow students entered the school and began shooting people in a reign of terror that left 13 ...
Eight Basic Public Speaking Tips  EntrepreneurIf you want to supercharge your professional life, practice these basic tips before you move into more complicated public speaking techniques.
How I overcame my fear of public speaking – and learned to love it  The GuardianI used to get palpitations at the mere thought of going on stage. But it was taking a teaching job that gave me the confidence to face any crowd.
Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking With These 5 Tips  ForbesPublic speaking is the single most difficult task in many people's professional lives, but it doesn't necessarily have to be this way. Use these five practical tips to ...
Speak up, fear not  The HinduWhat is it about public speaking that scares one? It is perhaps, the fear of standing up alone in front of a group of people who sit comfortably together?
How to Celebrate Walt Whitman’s Two-Hundredth Birthday  The New YorkerThis year we celebrate the two-hundredth birthday of Walt Whitman; and by “we” I mean all of us who take conscious pleasure in speaking American English.
What can make a good public speaker truly great?  RaconteurSpeaker no-nos: text-filled slides, poor preparation, and a lack of personality. So what do the experts think makes a great speaker?
4G leaders will work with Singaporeans to design, implement public policies: DPM Heng  CNADPM Heng Swee Keat said on Saturday (Jun 15) that Singapore's 4G leaders will partner Singaporeans to design and implement public policies. Speaking at a ...
3 Powerful Public Speaking Tips (60-Second Video)  EntrepreneurThe ability to speak to a group is vital for any entrepreneur. Simon Sinek, one of the most-watched TED Talks presenters of all time, offers these tips for delivering ...
Malaysia can play peacemaker in US-China trade war, says Liew - Nation  The Star OnlinePETALING JAYA: Malaysia can play a greater role in advocacy and become a trendsetter in regional public opinion instead of just taking a neutral stance in the ...
Three Of The Biggest Mistakes Made When It Comes To Public Speaking  EntrepreneurRichard Dean is the author of Crowdpleaser: The 100 Greatest Public Speaking Tips of All Time, from Socrates to Steve Jobs. Published by Emerging Markets ...
Improve Your Public Speaking Skills in Just Two Hours, And for Less Than $20  EntrepreneurWhen you think about it, public speaking is a lot like dying: everyone dreads the inevitable moment they have to do it themselves. Sure, it's not as scary as sharks ...
Public Speaking Doesn't Have To Be So Scary  ForbesDiscover how to overcome your fear of speaking in front of a crowd.
Don't Wait For A Keynote To Invest In Public Speaking Training  EntrepreneurAfter launching my communication strategy firm, I continue to be shocked at clients reaching out a week before their big keynote to get help with public speaking.
Public speaking: is the push to make students employable going too far?  The GuardianAssessed presentations on courses from physics to philosophy are traumatising vulnerable students.
Five Trustees appointed to the British Library Board  GOV.UKThe Secretary of State has appointed Jana Bennett, Delroy Beverly, Laela Pakpour-Tabrizi, Jeremy Silver and Wei Yang as Trustees to the British Library Board ...
Here's How To Get Better At Public Speaking  ForbesWhether you give a presentation at work or appear in interview with a group of people, you will have to do some form of public speaking at some point in your life ...
How to Speak in Public - A Year of Living Better Guides  New York TimesDoes the thought of speaking in public make your pulse quicken? We've broken down the art of public speaking to make it less overwhelming and a more ...
10 public speaking tips that really work – not just for startup pitches  EU-StartupsPublic speaking can be a frightening task, and maybe you are one of the many that simply avoids it. Speaking in public is a broad topic that is not limited only to ...
Three simple ways to cure your dread of public speaking  LivemintPublic speaking is so stressful for so many people that it is routinely used as a stress manipulation in psychological studies.
10 tips to improve your public speaking skills  Accounting TodayDo you suffer from glossophobia? You may be unfamiliar with the term, but if you're one of the 25 percent of Americans who have a fear of public speaking, you ...
Public Speaking Is No Longer a 'Soft Skill.' It's Your Key to Success in Any Field  Inc.Great persuaders have a competitive edge in the age of ideas.
What I Learned About Public Speaking From Starting My First Speaking Tour  EntrepreneurJust two months ago, I kicked off something I've never done before: a speaking tour. Based on my book Her Big Idea, my talk wrestles with big questions ...
Bernie Sanders makes the case for democratic socialism as Trump attacks and moderate Democrats worry  CNNPresident Donald Trump is attacking it. Moderate Democratic candidates are warning against it, too. But in a speech Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders leaned in ...
Coaching Professionals Bust 13 Common Public Speaking Myths  ForbesMany people are nervous about public speaking, especially if they don't have much experience. However, following the wrong tips can make your presentation ...
Inside the process of confirming a Defense Secretary Shanahan  DefenseNews.comWASHINGTON — On May 9, the White House announced its intent to nominate acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan for the full job. More than a month ...
Bernie Sanders’s speech defining democratic socialism, explained  Vox.comDonald Trump is now at the center of Bernie Sanders's definition of democratic socialism.
Warren Buffett Took a Public-Speaking Course, and So Should You  EntrepreneurOne expert-led course is currently on sale in the Entrepreneur Store for less than $20.
How to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking  Business News DailyPublic speaking is a nerve-wracking endeavor for many people. These tips will help you conquer your fear of public speaking and head into that presentation ...
Hate public speaking? These affordable online classes can help squash your nerves.  MashableTake a baby step into the world of public speaking with these online courses.
Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking for Less Than $20  EntrepreneurLearn how to engage audiences of all sizes with tips from a bestselling author and veteran actress.
Seven Ways To Make Public Speaking Less Scary (And More Profitable)  ForbesPublic speaking can be daunting, but in the business world, it's invaluable. It enhances your standing as a leader, inside and outside your company.
The race to be the UK's next prime minister is a fiscal free-for-all  QuartzThe UK Conservative party, which has been running the government since 2010, seems ready to reverse one of the defining traits of its tenure, fiscal austerity, ...
How To Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety  ForbesTo attract high-paying clients, the number one strategy is public speaking. Therefore, it pays to find ways to overcome the natural fear of public speaking.
Simple, Effective Public Speaking Tips for Engineers  IEEE SpectrumTHE INSTITUTEThere are few skills that can help you climb the career ladder faster than the ability to speak well in public. Senior management is always on the ...
The real reason Nancy Pelosi is ducking impeachment  The Washington PostDemocrats must open an impeachment inquiry without delay.
What Public Speaking Coaches Often Get Wrong  ForbesWe know public speaking is many individuals' greatest fear. And when people think of public speaking coaches, they often think of someone who will help them ...
I was not booed, I cried for Uhuru, says Sabina Chege  Daily NationMurang'a County Woman Rep Sabina Chege has refuted claims that she was booed on Friday during the Embrace rally at Kimorori grounds, saying she only ...
Wringing the Fear out of Public Speaking  EntrepreneurI am a public speaker and a book author. Many times, when traveling on business, I meet people on planes who, finding out what I do, say, “Oh, I could never do ...
Suzy Welch: The fool-proof public speaking tip that will make you sound like a pro  CNBCPublic speaking can be frustrating, anxiety-producing, or, for some, downright terrifying. Bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch ...
These are the 4 reasons you suck at public speaking (and how to fix them)  Fast CompanyFrom not knowing your audience to rehearsing too much, chances are if public speaking makes you nervous you are likely making some of these mistakes.
6 Ways to Grow Your Public Speaking Business  EntrepreneurInternationally renowned keynote speaker Adam Smiley Poswolsky shares his advice on growing a public speaking profile.
How Public Speaking Can Help You Find Your Own Meaning  ForbesFind meaning and you'll find happiness. The road may be difficult, but the destination is success.
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You Too Can Be A Public Speaker

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SOS - Goal Setting

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Knowing Your Boundaries

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Internet Marketing and Public Speaking: Seven Steps to a Successful Murder Board

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

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Now Appearing: 9 Tips for a Well-Attended Event

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