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:

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.
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.
One-day public speaking workshop offered in Parksville  Parksville Qualicum Beach NewsEver wondered what toastmasters is really all about? Well, now's your chance. The Arbutus Toastmasters Club is holding a one day “Art of Public Speaking” ...
Homepage Showcase Top 5 ways to tackle your fear of public speaking Alicia Smith 7:26  WXYZ DetroitDo you get butterflies just thinking about public speaking? Cold sweats? Shaky hands? An overall sense of dread? Well, you're not alone.
Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking  HowStuffWorksPublic speaking can be debilitating for many people. HowStuffWorks looks at what causes many of us to freeze up when it's time to talk in public.
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 ...
County Board considers change in public speaking rule  Alton TelegraphEDWARDSVILLE — Allowing public speakers at Madison County Board meetings to sign up one day in advance rather than two is among a number of items ...
FFA competes in Public Speaking, Ag Diagnostics  Urbana Daily CitizenFour Urbana FFA members competed in the Public Speaking contest this year. These public speakers were Ashlyn Dunn, Trey Williams, Courtney Gunsaulies ...
Rangeland 4-H members shine with public speaking  Innisfail ProvinceINNISFAIL — Members of the Rangeland 4-H Beef Club have sure been busy with individual club activities and working on projects, particularly getting ready for ...
5 Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills  Search Engine JournalStrong communications skills can help you earn more money and get promoted. Here's how to improve your public speaking skills.
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?
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.
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.
11 Tricks To Calm Your Nerves And Crush Your Public Speaking Gig  ForbesMembers of Young Entrepreneur Council share their experience and strategies for calming your nerves before a big pitch or presentation.
This $10 course will help you conquer your fear of public speaking  The Next WebIf you aren't checking out Chapman University's annual Survey of American Fears, you are missing a very large, fascinating boat. Every year, researchers there ...
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.
Almost £1,000 spent on giving Derek Mackay public speaking lessons  Press and JournalAlmost £1,000 of taxpayers' money has been spent on giving Derek Mackay public speaking lessons from a firm which promises to turn “nervous wrecks into ...
6 Ways to Grow Your Public Speaking Business  EntrepreneurAs a keynote speaker, I spend a great deal of time talking with people about what it takes to run a speaking business. It's incredibly meaningful to connect with ...
Public speaking reduced to a cacophony of abuses: HC  Times of IndiaMADURAI: Lamenting the misuse of freedom of speech by individual citizens, the Madurai bench of the Madras high court has said that public speaking in.
Through the window: On public speaking and being vulnerable  Arizona Daily SunAccording to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the ...
Mount Vernon FFA members win public speaking awards  knoxpages.comMOUNT VERNON -- Three Mount Vernon students earned recognition during the Feb. 6 public speaking contest at Centerburg High School.
Public speaking: An important lesson taught by 4-H  New Jersey HeraldThis time of year, 4-H members develop their speaking skills through its public presentations program. 4-H members are encouraged to develop a presentation ...
Pottawatomie County 4-H Members Excel in Public Speaking  Shawnee News StarThirty Pottawatomie County 4-H youth showcased their public speaking skills at the annual Pottawatomie County 4-H Communications Contest held at Shawnee ...
FFA competes in public speaking  Troy Daily NewsPIQUA — The Miami County FFA Public Speaking Career Development Event was held Wednesday, Feb. 6, hosted by the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua.
3 tips to hone your public speaking and presentation skills  Atlanta Business ChronicleAre you the kind of person who never wants to speak in public? Does the idea of addressing a crowd make you cringe? Well, you're certainly not alone.
UI students develop app to improve public speaking—without imagining the audience in their underwear  Iowa NowA team of Iowa students started Speeko, a voice-analytics company that uses artificial intelligence to help individuals avoid unfortunate public speaking ...
Kuna Grange hosts FFA public speaking contest  Idaho Press-TribuneKuna Grange hosted the 18th annual FFA Public Speaking Contest Jan. 22, where students from Kuna, Meridian, Marsing and Columbia High School FFA ...
Overcome fear of public speaking  The AustralianThe boss turns to you in a meeting and asks you to deliver spontaneous remarks or make a toast at an office gathering.
Video: Students gear up for Rita Marley public speaking competition  Loop News JamaicaThe Rita Marley Foundation's public speaking competition will be held on Friday, February 15, inside the Main Library at the University of the West Indies.
FIND Your Voice Event Will Help People With Public Speaking  Inverclyde NowTHE Argyll and Clyde area of the Association of Speakers Clubs is hosting a community event for people who would like to improve their ability to speak in...
Toastmasters grows confidence in public speaking, leadership  Herald-WhigQUINCY -- When Ray Reed was hired in the sales department of a large company, one of his first tasks was to give a 45-minute presentation. He wasn't ...
Drama school offers help when it comes to public speaking  The Business DeskOne of the country's oldest and most prestigious drama schools is working with businesses in Manchester. The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, or RADA as most ...
4-H public speaking prepares students for the future  True CitizenPublic speaking is known to be the number one fear of adults in America. The thought of standing in front of a group of people who are staring at you and ...
Decatur special needs group focuses on public speaking  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — Tonya Hardison, 57, is a client at Macon Resources Inc. with ideas and plans she wants to talk about.
St Brigid's public speakers reach the next round  Denbighshire Free PressSt Brigid's School. A GREAT deal of praise must be given to the fantastic teams involved in the prestigious Rotary public speaking competition. All of the students ...
Interview With Confidence: 10 Best Answers To 'What Is Your Greatest Weakness?'  ForbesThe toughest interview question is always, "What is your greatest weakness?" Showcasing your weakness and being vulnerable is actually a way to focus on ...
Royal Museums Greenwich Board Reappointments  GOV.UKAdmiral Sir Mark Stanhope retired from the Royal Navy in April 2013 after 43 years of *service*. He was the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff for nearly 4 ...
Roger Stone apologizes for controversial Instagram posts  CNNRoger Stone apologized repeatedly Thursday to Judge Amy Berman Jackson for an Instagram post with what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun drawn ...
Malcolm X at Oxford: 'They're going to kill me soon'  The GuardianMalcolm X became internationally famous the day after President John F Kennedy was assassinated. Asked to comment, Malcolm calmly informed US TV ...
World expects 'concrete measures' against abuse - Pope  RTE.iePope Francis has promised that concrete actions to tackle clerical child sexual abuse will result from a summit he opened in the Vatican today. The pledge ...
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 ...
National Museums Liverpool Board Appointments  GOV.UKThe Secretary of State has appointed Sarah Dean, David Fleming and Max Steinberg as Trustees of the National Museums Liverpool, each for a for a term of ...
Nats reportedly have no plans to give Harper a mega-deal comparable to Machado's  NBCSports.comBryce Harper is going to sign with a team any minute now, right? According to sources of MLB.com, it won't be the Nationals.
The Impossible Job of Speaking Truth to Trump  The AtlanticDan Coats was nervous. Ahead of his very first threat briefing to Congress nearly two years ago, he was having trouble keeping straight what he could say in the ...
How to be heard: the art of public speaking  The GuardianIn an age of blanket social media use, getting your voice across has never been more important or difficult. But what are the secrets of winning over your ...
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 ...
Public Speaking Doesn't Have To Be So Scary  ForbesDiscover how to overcome your fear of speaking in front of a crowd.
12 Public Speaking Tips To Make Your Speech More Impactful  Forbes NowThere are few more impactful ways to grow and enhance your personal brand than a public speaking engagement.
Learn to Love Public Speaking with APU's Speaking Center - APU Articles  Azusa Pacific UniversityPublic speaking plays a big role in the life of a student—from meetings with professors to class presentations. However, studies show that speaking in front of ...
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 ...
Improve your confidence when speaking in public +tips+  Red BullPublic speeches are nothing to be afraid of; we've got some top tips from an experienced social entrepreneur to help you create and deliver the perfect talk to ...
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.
Mike Pence Waited For Applause During A Speech In Munich & It Was So Awkward — VIDEO  BustleVice President Mike Pence had an awkward time last week in Europe, when he delivered a couple speeches and literally no one clapped for key lines. Both in ...
MP lashes out at former Eskom boss in heated parliament speech  TimesLIVEANC MP Zukiswa Rantho has attacked former acting boss of Eskom Matshela Koko, calling him a loyal servant of the Guptas and a "possible criminal".
Five Important Tips To Ace Public Speaking  Youth IncorporatedA public speaking workshop identified that Public Speaking is comprised of 7% *Content*, 38% of your voice, and 55% of your body language.
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 ...
2019 resolutions to help with presentations and public speaking  Fast CompanyThe New Year is here, and you've probably already resolved to exercise more and cut down on the binge-watching TV as well as made plans to be a more ...
Why Women Say No To Public Speaking  ForbesMost women don't turn down speaking opportunities because they are shy or reluctant to self-promote. They turn down speaking engagements in larger ...
Trump ramps up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro in speech  CNNPresident Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuelan military officials to back the country's self-declared interim president Juan Guaido and allow ...
Why Passion Beats Technique In Public Speaking  ForbesThe power of passion in public speaking beats the physical mechanics or technique of the speaker. The origin of a great speech is a strong desire to motivate or ...
The 'Pelosi Clap,' standing ovations and that wonky tie: The world reacts to Trump's State of the Union  CNBCPresident Donald Trump's 2019 State of the Union address got the world talking with social media reacting to key takeaways and memorable moments during ...
You Can Learn to Enjoy Public Speaking. Here's How  Inc.This new mindset will help you have relax and have fun while presenting.
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 ...
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 ...
8 simple ways great public speakers overcome their own fears to impress and inspire  CNBCA top American phobia is public speaking, but it is a teachable skill, writes Elle Kaplan. If you hate public speaking, build your confidence with these 8 tips.
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 ...
This training helps you become a confident public speaker  Popular ScienceFor many of us, delivering a presentation to a packed house is a daunting prospect. But public speaking is one of the best ways to open career doors or sell your ...
Overcome your fear of public speaking and presenting with this complete $19 course  The Next WebThe vulnerability. The exposure. The fear. For many, there's no more anxiety-inducing, debilitating situation than knowing you're going to have to deliver a ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Conquer your public speaking fears  JAXenterErica Tanti explains how you can face your public speaking fears and communicate more efficiently for the more effective development success.
Public speaking is no more than a confidence trick  Financial TimesThe Queen's 1947 Cape Town speech may not have been delivered live. Does it matter?
Don't Abolish In-Class Presentations, Teach Students To Enjoy Public Speaking  ForbesDuring a visit to the United Arab Emirates, I was invited to speak to college students to learn more about how the country is preparing the next generation for a ...
Commentary: How to get over your fear and learn to speak up  Channel NewsAsiaPublic speaking is a core skill in the 21st century workplace, with most in jobs that require them to speak up, Financial Times' Emma Jacobs ...
Make Public Speaking Easier With This Free Voice-Controlled Teleprompter  LifehackerIf you're not used to public speaking, a teleprompter can be a useful tool to have in your arsenal. A teleprompter can help you keep your speech on track, and ...
Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking: A Step-By-Step Guide  ForbesI used to be debilitatingly afraid of public speaking. I've talked about it on my blog before. In fifth grade, my dad forced me to run for student council president.
The HeART of Public Speaking  BusinessWorld OnlineBy Raju Mandhyan. MANY A TIMES in my workshops on public speaking, sales, negotiations and other soft skills, I have stressed the importance of acutely ...
6 Easy Tips for Conquering Your Fear of Public Speaking (Infographic)  EntrepreneurEveryone has their own strengths and weaknesses. Some of us might be great leaders, great teachers or great speakers. Others might know every aspect of ...
3 Tips for Public Speaking with Confidence, Even if You Don't Have Any  Inc.Find yourself in a cold sweat when standing in front of an audience? You're not alone. According to a Chapman University survey, public speaking remains one ...
Researcher uses biometric data to study public speaking anxiety  UAH NewsAs a researcher, Dr. Candice Lanius is less interested in why people are so afraid of speaking in public and more focused on how cutting-edge technology can ...
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.
Simon Wilson: speaking clearly with Jordan Peterson  New Zealand HeraldCanadian psychologist and author Jordan Peterson has been in New Zealand this week, attracting large crowds to his public talks and much frenzied attention ...
Five Secrets To Conquering Your Fear Of Public Speaking  Forbes NowYou've just been asked to give a speech in the foreseeable future. The mere thought makes your palms sweat, your heart race and your body tremble. You are ...
David Icke slams 'Orwellian totalitarian state' after his Australian visa is revoked ahead of planned speaking tour  ABC NewsAfter pushback from community and anti-defamation groups led to his visa being revoked, British conspiracy theorist David Icke says Australians should be ...
Own Your Stage: Five Strategies For Overcoming Your Fear Of Public Speaking  ForbesTime and again, when asked what their biggest fear in life is, many people overwhelmingly list public speaking near or at the top of that list. If you're terrified or ...
Who is Derek Hatton?  BBC NewsFor anyone under the age of 40, the name Derek Hatton will probably not mean much - so why has the news that he has rejoined the Labour Party provoked so ...
Public Speaking: You're Doing It Wrong  Forbes NowThe four worst pieces of advice on public speaking, and what to do instead.
How to nail public speaking: The Chris Rock approach  Irish TimesWhen you think of impressive public speakers like Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Scott Stratten one thing sticks out: They are all funny. In fact every one of ...
In Search of George Washington Carver's True Legacy  Smithsonian.comIf the name George Washington Carver conjures up any spark of recognition, it's probably associated with peanuts. That isn't an unfair connection—he did earn ...
Public Speaking Makeover: 5 Techniques To Transform Your Public Speaking  Above the LawTaking the time to try various ways to transform your public speaking is important.
The 4 Faces Of Public Speaking: What Kind Of Speaker Are You?  Above the LawIdentifying what kind of speaker you are will help you jumpstart your journey to becoming a better public speaker.
3 Public Speaking Tips You've Probably Never Thought About  Inc.Does the thought of public speaking make you break out into a cold sweat? These tips will help you ditch the fear and connect with your audience. ​
Speak Up! 12 Steps To Your First Paid Speaking Engagement  Forbes NowThink you can work a crowd? Why not learn how to get paid for it. These 12 steps will help you land your first paid gig, so read carefully...
27 Tips To Get Over Your Fear Of Public Speaking, According To Michelle Obama's Speechwriter  BustlePublic speaking can seem like a daunting feat for some. The ability to cleverly write and passionately deliver a speech implies a lot of subtle pressure, making it ...
The high-school teacher who beat 30,000 other people to become the world public speaking champion shares her best tip  Business InsiderToastmasters public speaking champion Ramona Smith has refined the art of the speech in the four years she's been competing. The biggest improvement she's ...
What science says about why public speaking is scary  NotedThere are plenty of reasons public speaking is so scary, but in the end, practice makes perfect.
‘Ovation’ is a Powerful VR Public Speaking Sim Designed for Professional Training  Road to VRIn my years covering VR, I've seen several attempts at public speaking simulators, but Ovation, a new app released this week supporting the Rift and Vive, is by ...
Public speaking is scary and hard. Here's why you should do it anyway  QuartzMany students dread in-class presentations. After all, public speaking is Americans' number-one phobia, and when you're a student in middle school or high ...
Trendy Talks: 7 Public Speaking Trends To Follow  Above the LawTimes are evolving, and to be a master at public speaking, you must evolve as well. Although it's important to have your own speaking style and learn the ...
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