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:

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 ...
The Many Ways Public Speaking Increases Your Visibility  ForbesThe next time you consider an invitation to speak, don't stop at the size of the room when you think about your potential audience. The potential scope and ...
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 ...
How to master public speaking and boost your career  Siliconrepublic.comIf you can brush up on your public speaking skills, you'll open yourself up to a bevy of professional opportunities.
Oil sector’s Brexit plans, leading the electric car charge and public speaking is no joke  The Irish TimesBusiness Today: the best news, analysis and comment from The Irish Times business desk.
If You Are Afraid of Public Speaking, Follow This Advice  RealClearLifeRealClearLife has partnered with InsideHook, the essential lifestyle guide for adventurous and established men. Sign up to get the best of InsideHook's ...
Legion's Public Speaking Contest  Wawa-news.comSeveral students at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) took part in the Legion's public speaking contest. Each participant presented their well-prepared speech leaving ...
It's healthy to be scared of public speaking  TrainingZone.co.ukAmazingly, 75% of people are scared of public speaking. And most of those people do it anyway! As the CEO of Motivii, I've given hundreds of presentations & I ...
FOCUS trains female candidates on public speaking skills | Malawi 24 - Malawi news  Malawi24Female candidates in Karonga district have been challenged to articulate and practice issue based politics throughout the campaign period ahead of the May.
The art of public speaking, according to slam poets  QuartzAt 20 and 26 respectively, Aranya Johar and Emtithal Mahmoud have already reached millions of people with their words.
Let's talk about 4-H Public Speaking Contest | Community Contributed  Agri NewsPublic speaking is one of the most feared tasks a person can do but not for these local 4-Her's. Carroll, Lee and Whiteside County 4-H held their annual Public ...
Ben Lowry: Brave pupils try the tricky art of public speaking at Edgar Graham memorial event  Belfast NewsletterIt was wonderful to see school pupils at Stormont stand up to speak in the Edgar Graham memorial public speaking competition on Wednesday night.
Meet the "Rockstar of Public Speaking" Vusi Thembekwayo  East Coast RadioHe's young, talented, and a global speaker. He's also going to be speaking at the upcoming East Coast Radio Business Breakfast. We find out more about Vusi ...
Public speaking: 7 common mistakes  Fast CompanyWhether it's casual conversation, or a formal presentation, chances are you are making some of these common speaking mistakes. Here's how to avoid them.
Limiting Public Speaking Times? No Right Answer, But a Wrong One  Santa Monica Daily PressBy Michael Feinstein. One of the great things about Santa Monica's civic process is the high level of community participation. One of its greatest challenges is ...
Are you a lawyer with public speaking anxiety? You are not alone  ABA JournalWhile researching fear in lawyering, I read Mastering Fear, a book by former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb. In the book, he describes his friend Neil Amonson, ...
Encouraging Diversity in Public Speaking, Performance Marketing and Next Steps  PerformanceINHere are the key takeaways from the PerformanceIN, Acceleration Partners and Connected Path webinar on encouraging diversity in public speaking at PI LIVE ...
Kids learn public speaking skills in new club that's part of Jack and Jill of America  Bristol Herald CourierAriana Levin, 15, of Huntington Station, has an unusual way of memorizing speeches that she must present: She turns the words into lyrics and sings the tune to ...
How to rock public speaking like a pro  Bangor Daily NewsAs it turns out, with a little bit of preparation and a desire to do well, anyone can speak with confidence in front of a crowd.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...
John Perry, SCALA, on public speaking and Nuno Espírito Santo  The Grocer'As I was about to leave university, I had an interview with Unilever. I turned up dressed in jeans and a t-shirt'
Students invited to participate in Tropicana Public Speaking  Citrus County ChronicleFor over 100 years, Florida 4-H has been at the forefront of preparing youth with the skills they need to be successful, contributing citizens. Nearly 3500 Citrus ...
Six Awarded Public Speaking Prizes in Annual Competition  Hamilton College NewsSix students were awarded prizes in three categories in the annual Public Speaking Competition on Saturday, March 2, in the Chapel. The finalists were chos.
Public speaking with a side of donuts  BYU-I ScrollFor many students on campus, public speaking means sweaty palms, nervous ticks, and stumbling words, but the Presentation Practice Center is here to help.
Book on public speaking released at Dubai LitFest  Gulf TodayDUBAI: Radio personality Richard Dean launched a groundbreaking new book on public speaking – 'Crowdpleaser: the 100 greatest public speaking tips of all ...
Art of public speaking explored during lecture at University of Wolverhampton  expressandstar.comPublic speaking was the focus of a guest lecture by the literary editor of The Spectator in Wolverhampton.
Swampscott students show off public speaking chops  Wicked LocalIn Swampscott, public speaking students present what they learn to adult guests.
Weyburn 4-H Beef Club has public speaking contest  Weyburn ReviewThe Weyburn 4-H Beef Club has been busy in the new year. The club's public speaking event was held on Feb. 6. The members had some extremely good ...
Mastering the art of public speaking: Pay attention to booking information  Caribbean News NowBy Spence M. Finlayson. One of the fundamental things you will find that is very important for a public speaker is paying attention to the booking information.
Semi-final phase of Azerbaijan Public Speaking Competition finalized [PHOTO]  AzerNewsBy Laman Ismayilova. The semi-final phase of Azerbaijan Public Speaking Competition came to an end on March 2-3. Azerbaijan Public Speaking Competition ...
How Getting Over the Fear of Public Speaking Helped Me Get Over Other Fears  HealthCentral.comThere's something most people don't know about me. I struggle with stage fright. Now, that might not sound like a big deal because it's one of the most common ...
Mine your mind for the data to drive your career  Science MagazineIn this installment of Your Unicorn Career, our columnist explains how collecting data about yourself is key for career planning and development.
Students from across Valley learn public speaking at Peach Blossom Festival  KFSN-TVFRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Thousands of students from around the Valley gathered at Fresno State on Thursday for the annual Peach Blossom Festival.
Charleston Day School students put their public speaking skills to the test  WCBD News 2CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) - Elementary school students put their public speaking skills to the test on Friday.
Solon native’s Speeko app designed to improve how you speak  Iowa City Press CitizenInspired by a panic attack in rhetoric class at the U of Iowa, Speeko co-founder Nico Aguilar is using technology to help others speak better.
Should Mueller Speak Out About Barr?  The BulwarkAfter two years, the Mueller report is finished, and almost everything we've heard about it so far is good news for President Trump. The twin drumbeats of the ...
Area students bring 'A-game' to public speaking competition (3 photos)  SooToday.comTopics ranging from embarrassing parents and girl power to Autism draw praise from school board.
Dominican Convent High School wins public speaking competition  ChronicleSharon Buwerimwe, Chronicle Reporter. DOMINICAN Convent High School is this year's winner of the Bulawayo public speaking competition. The event was ...
Donate blood, practice public speaking and more this week in Dufferin  Orangeville BannerLooking for something to do this week? Here's a few helpful ideas, check it out.
Hawkins Co. 4-H Public Speaking winners announced | Rogersville  TherogersvillereviewROGERSVILLE — Public Speaking was a big focus for Hawkins County 4-H members during the month of February, when 4-H members participated in the ...
Sacred Heart students learn literature, public speaking through play production  The Morning SunA group of sixth grade students are partaking in one teacher's tradition by acting in a Shakespearian play.
Four West Virginia Supreme Court Justices Speaking this Week  West Virginia Public BroadcastingFour West Virginia Supreme Court justices are speaking at a meeting this week. They will speak Tuesday at the West Virginia Bar Association's Bench &
Richard Ayson wins Orillia youth public speaking contest  Simcoe.comGuardian Angels Catholic Women's League held their Mary Matthews Public Speaking Contest Feb. 4.
Island students sweep Legion zone public speaking competition  Manitoulin ExpositorESPANOLA—In an impressive display of oratory prowess, students from Manitoulin Island took top prizes in the Royal Canadian Legion Zone H3 Public ...
Young doctor takes on public speaking domain  The Voice OnlineAlthough she had not given it much thought, her good grades and her cousin's influence swayed her to study medicine. Marea Gaenamong would become part ...
Heading to state public speaking contest  Gallipolis Daily TribuneOlivia Harrison, a member of the South Gallia FFA Chapter, recently competed in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Contest held at Southern HIgh School.
Partisan rift hangs over U.S.-Israel ties, with Pence blasting Democrats at AIPAC  Washington PostThere was a time when support for Israel was not a partisan issue in Congress,” the vice president said, later adding: “How things have changed.”
VIDEO: Notre Dame student wins public speaking competition with brilliant performance comparing schools with prison  Southwark NewsA student from Notre Dame Secondary School won the Southwark regional final of Jack Petchey's 'Speak Out' Challenge last night with a blistering social ...
Brac public speaking contest winners announced  Cayman CompassSiri Batta of Spot Bay Primary School and Prenav Anu of Layman E. Scott High School are winners of this year's Claudette Upton Keeley Public Speaking ...
Area cadet squadron hosts public speaking competition in Richmond Hill  yorkregion.comOn Feb. 21, Richmond Hill High School's cafeteria was filled with more than 220 cadets, SSC members, officers, parents and special guests, for the 2019 ...
Island students win big at Legion public speaking competition  Manitoulin ExpositorESPANOLA—Four Manitoulin Island students took first place in their respective divisions at the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Zone H-3 Public Speaking ...
Kootenay air cadets compete in public speaking competition  Castlegar NewsTen air cadets from the Kootenay region participated in an effective speaking competition, with a member from Castlegar taking the top honours to move on to ...
Cambodia International Debate and Public Speaking CHAMPIONSHIP  The Phnom Penh PostWhat is CamDEBATE? The Cambodia International Debate & Public Speaking Championship Series (CamDEBATE) is a premiere platform for professional ...
4-H County Public Speaking contest held | News  Union Springs HeraldOn Thursday, February 21, 2019, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Bullock County Office held its “Speak-Up Alabama” county 4-H Public Speaking ...
Schools from Prestatyn, Rhuddlan, Dyserth and Gronant take part in Prestatyn Rotary public speaking contest  Rhyl JournalA PUBLIC speaking competition attracted entries from a 'record' seven schools.
Public Speaking contest winners announced at RGV Livestock Show  Rio Grande GuardianMERCEDES, RGV – The three winners of the Public Speaking contest at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show have been announced. They are: 2019 Grand ...
Meghan gives Prince Harry acting lessons to help with public speaking  New Zealand HeraldThe Duchess of Sussex is reportedly dabbling in her past and giving Prince Harry lessons to assist him with his fear of public speaking. According to The Sun, ...
UMD student groups criticize SGA president for speaking at AIPAC  The DiamondbackMultiple University of Maryland activist organizations have voiced their disapproval of SGA president Jonathan Allen's speech at a pro-Israel conference.
Exeter FFA puts public speaking to practice  Foothills Sun GazetteExeter High School chapter members compete at Sequoia Speaking Competition Feb. 7 in Tulare. By Lauren McEwen. Exeter FFA Chapter Reporter. TULARE ...
Wingham High School captain wins semi-finals of Rotary District 9650 public speaking competition  Manning River TimesWingham High School captain wins semi-finals of Rotary District 9650 public speaking competition.
Local 4-H students show strength 2019 Upper Eight Public Speaking contest  The TomahawkJohnson County students Gavin Curd (4th grade), Lexi Mullins (5th grade), Elijah Lewis (6th grade) and. Rhiannon Wentworth (7th grade) smile while ...
Executive Order Ties Research Funding To Free Speech Guarantee  NPRIn a move that appeared aimed at what some view as a growing trend of political correctness on college campuses, President Trump signed an executive order ...
JC student wins Rita Marley public speaking competition  Loop News JamaicaFabian Morris, a lower sixth form student of Jamaica College, impressed a capacity-filled Main Library at the University of the West Indies, to win the Rita Marley ...
Ardern says she will never speak name of Christchurch suspect  The GuardianJacinda Ardern has said she will render the person accused over the Christchurch terrorist attack “nameless” and urged the public to speak the victims' names ...
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 ...
The Secrets to Becoming a High-Income Public Speaker  EntrepreneurThis article is written by Jason Capital, best-selling author of “Higher Status,” millionaire copywriter, and an Advisor in The Oracles. Public speaking is one of the ...
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.
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?
The Famous Vegan YouTuber Who Was Viciously Shamed For Being Caught Eating Meat Is Now Defending Herself  BuzzFeed NewsYovana Mendoza, better known as Rawvana, told BuzzFeed News her "intentions are and always have been good." She just wants to eat what she wants ...
Public Speaking Doesn't Have To Be So Scary  ForbesDiscover how to overcome your fear of speaking in front of a crowd.
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.
After Years Of Abuse By Priests, #NunsToo Are Speaking Out  NPRIn February, Pope Francis acknowledged a longstanding dirty secret in the Roman Catholic Church — the sexual abuse of nuns by priests. It's an issue that had ...
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 ...
Opinion | Mildmay-Carrick student wins public speaking competition  southwesternontario.caKarleigh Dudgeon from Mildmay-Carrick Public School represented Walkerton area at the Royal Canadian Legion's Zone C-3 Public Speaking Tournament in ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Kirsten Gillibrand, Outside a Trump Hotel, Calls the President a ‘Coward’  The New York TimesSenator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, speaking outside a Trump-branded high-rise in Manhattan on Sunday, launched a frontal attack on President Trump, ...
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 ...
6 Ways to Grow Your Public Speaking Business  EntrepreneurInternationally renowned keynote speaker Adam Smiley Poswolsky shares his advice on growing a public speaking profile.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
3 Public Speaking Tips Inspired by Stand-Up Comedy  HBR.org DailyPublic speaking is so stressful for so many people that it is routinely used as a stress manipulation in psychological studies. Tell undergrads they have 10 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
The First Time Women Shouted Their Abortions  The New York TimesFifty years ago, a group of women stood up in a church and talked about ending their pregnancies. The way they did so still shapes how we discuss the topic ...
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 ...
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.
OUTSPOKEN: Mastering Communication and Public Speaking  Greater KashmirThe book widens the scope of communication by necessitating the interplay of flow, pitch and pace of the words. Tuba Shabir Srinagar | Posted : Oct 4 2018 ...
Mandy Moore ‘emboldened’ after speaking out about Ryan Adams emotional abuse allegations: report  Fox NewsMandy Moore said she has felt supported since she spoke out last month about the alleged emotional abuse she suffered from her ex-husband Ryan Adams.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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Top 7 Tips for Speakers

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Ten Speech Tips for Writing Powerful and Persuasive Presentation

Have you ever had to give a speech?Do you remember... Read More

Giving Presentations: Public Speaking Secrets in a Nutshell

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

Fear

FearOf what am I afraid, you ask. Of myself, I... Read More

A Powerful Vocabulary Will Transform Your Life

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

Opening Your Speech

Imagine yourself at mission control; 10, 9, 8, 7, 6,... Read More

Conquer Presentation Anxiety: Olympic Athletes Show Us How

Whether going for the gold or giving a presentation, the... Read More

What to Do When an Audience Member Disagrees With You

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

Poised for Success: How Developing Self-Awareness Can Improve Your Presentations

There are a number of factors that determine how your... Read More

How To Make A Blue Ribbon Presentation Every Time

You can make a Blue Ribbon presentation each and every... Read More

How to Promote yourself as a Speaker on the Web

Why use the web for promoting your speaking engagements?Most people... Read More

Earn Your Cs as A Speaker

Franklin Delano Roosevelt had some good advice for the public... Read More

Using Your Natural Style On Stage

We were both speakers at the same convention presenting on... Read More

Ten Fatal Flaws Frequently Found from the Podium

1. No clear purpose for the presentation. What is the... Read More

Now Appearing: 9 Tips for a Well-Attended Event

When I made the decision to do free workshops and... Read More

Speak to Be Heard and Understood

Use your voice to your advantage. One of your main... Read More

How To Handle Audience Questions Effectively

For some reason, the prospect of having to answer audience... Read More

Speech Coach?s Tips to Public Speaking Success

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

What Makes A Great Presenter?

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

The Ps and Qs of Public Speaking

Avoid the painWhich would you prefer - root canal dental... Read More

The Ten Ps of Dealing with Questions

Presenters and those making speeches will frequently be faced with... Read More

Are You Talking the Talk?

"More learning occurs through emotion than through intellect" C.S. LewisEven... Read More

Get Real

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

Analyzing Your Audience and Assessing Comprehension Through Feedback

Aside from fielding and asking questions, there are other ways... Read More