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:

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 ...
Tallahassee City Commission makes major policy changes on public speaking, meetings, lobbying  Tallahassee.comTallahassee City Commission makes big changes in public speaking time and notice of land-use changes.
Charlotte non-profit helps wounded veterans with public speaking  WCNC.comA non-profit is working to give severely injured veterans a new mission, by training them how to speak in public and to use stories of survival to inspire others.
Non-profit helps injured veterans with public speaking  WCNC.comCHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte non-profit is working to give severely injured veterans back from war a new mission, by training them how to speak in public ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: Preparing your speech  Caribbean News NowBy Spence Finlayson. When I first started my career as a motivational speaker, I wrote out a full speech then discovered that it hampered me in executing my ...
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.
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 ...
Asplund talks about adding public speaking to curriculum  WGIL Radio NewsGalesburg District 205 Superintendent Dr. John Asplund reflected on the first half of the school year. Building off the success of the Great Galesburg Shake, ...
Overcome your fear of public speaking in 2019 with this $19 course  KCENTV.comGet public speaking tips from a New York Times bestselling author.
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 ...
Public Speaking, Part 1  Naperville Community TelevisionKim White welcomes public speaking experts for a lively discussion on how to be the most effective public speaker you can be.
January Titan Talks features public speaking expert, local restauranteur  WCN (WestminsterCollege Network)NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Dr. Randy Richardson, Westminster College's visiting associate professor of communication studies, and Daniel Miller '95, director of ...
Can virtual reality cure my fear of public speaking?  Telegraph.co.ukFrom imagining the audience in their underwear to focusing on a spot at the back of the room, nervous public speakers have come up with no shortage of tricks ...
Nail Your Next Public Speaking Engagement With This Training Course  The Daily CallerThe quickest way to strike fear in your fellow human is by telling them to get on stage and make a speech. Public speaking is one of the biggest fears for many.
Afraid of public speaking? Become a toastmaster  Financial TimesI read with interest Emma Jacobs' article “ How to overcome fear and make your voice heard in 2019” (December 31). I have one guaranteed solution to anyone ...
Make Public Speaking Your Super Power in the New Year  Thrive GlobalThe arrival of a new year provides a great opportunity to take on new challenges and address long-standing phobias. And for most of us, the fear of speaking in ...
7 Powerful Presentation & Public Speaking Habits for 2019  Business 2 CommunityPresentation skills habits are easy to find and hard to break. The good ones are available to us all and we don't have to look to far too find them. Stephen R.
Public speaking, UX and identifying trends: skills for creatives of the future  CampaignLiveThe five "creative super-skills" creatives need are coding, augmented reality, identifying trends, presentation and public speaking, and user experience.
Program Teaches Kids To Relax While Public Speaking | NearbyNews  NearbynewsBy Casey Blake, Mesa Arts Center. Can you remember the first time you had to speak up? The first time you had to find your voice to express something ...
Public Speaking Techniques: How to Write a Speech  The Good Men ProjectCreating effective speeches, whether you talk round bullet points or read out pre-written *content*, can go a long way to easing the strain.
'Awesome' public speaking workshop for youth in the works  BradfordTodayFormer primary school teacher wins a no-strings-attached $1000 Awesome Foundation grant to help youth in English as a Second Language programs to speak ...
A new start: Judy Murray on the 'baby Buddhist' who cured her terror of public speaking  The GuardianThe tennis coach had always found conferences intimidating – until a workshop on women in sport inspired her to step outside her comfort zone.
Aldine ISD teacher wins World Championship of Public Speaking  KTRK-TVAn Aldine ISD teacher is celebrating the achievement of a lifetime. Ramona Smith, a first-year teacher at MacArthur High School, beat out more than 30000 ...
How to get over your fear and learn to speak up  Financial TimesPublic speaking is a core skill in the 21st century workplace.
Glen William student tops Rotary public speaking comp  Dungog ChronicleAn entertaining talk on sport has earned Kendall Boyton from Glen William Public School the top prize in the annual Rotary Club of Dungog primary schools ...
Winners announced in 4-H Public Speaking contest | Community  Maryville Daily TimesThe Blount County 4-H Public Speaking contest was conducted Thursday, Dec. 13 at Broadway United Methodist Church in downtown Maryville. The evening's ...
Nauru doctor wins global free speech award for speaking out on offshore immigration  The GuardianNick Martin's medical attention and advocacy saw asylum seekers transferred to Australia for treatment, but ultimately cost him his job.
Enniskillen Royal Grammar School student wins Enniskillen heat of Soroptimist public speaking competition  Impartial ReporterStudents from local schools competed in the Enniskillen heat of the 37th Soroptimist Annual Youth Award Public Speaking Competition on Tuesday…
John Bogle, Vanguard founder and low-cost investing pioneer, dies at 89  Business Insider(Reuters) - John Bogle, whose family's struggles during the Great Depression led him to pioneer low-cost investing and to found Vanguard Group, now the ...
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 ...
‘Rent’ in Pictures, in Advance of ‘Rent’ on TV  The New York TimesAs live television productions of classic Broadway musicals turn to more contemporary fare, some original creators have the chance to get involved. So it will be ...
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 ...
Prominent actor Curtis Armstrong to visit OU on February 7 - 2019 - Advancement - News - OU Magazine  News at OUThe 1975 graduate of Oakland University's Academy of Dramatic Art will be back on campus February 7 for “An Evening with Curtis Armstrong.” It will be a public ...
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 ...
In visiting China, Kim Jong-un makes good on New Year’s speech  Brookings InstitutionKim's trip to Beijing and his performance on January 1 showcased a confident North Korean leader prepared to continue engaging in diplomacy, but on his own ...
May calls on MPs from all parties to 'put self-interest aside' – as it happened  The GuardianWe're going to wrap things up, folks. Thank you for following along. Andrew Sparrow will be back in the morning to shepherd us all through the day's political ...
‘Asked Me to Bathe With Him’: Students Open Up On ‘Sexist’ JU Prof  The QuintEnraged students speak up against Jadavpur University Professor Kanak Sarkar and express their angst to The Quint.
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 ...
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.
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.
You Can Learn to Enjoy Public Speaking. Here's How  Inc.This new mindset will help you have relax and have fun while presenting.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
House Passes Latest Plan to Fund the Government: Shutdown Update  Yahoo NewsThe House on a 237-187 vote passed the latest in a series of bills to end the partial government shutdown with little Republican support. The measure, H.R. 268, ...
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.
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 ...
‘This president lies daily’: Critics demand networks fact-check Trump’s live immigration speech  Washington PostPresident Trump, who cemented a national following on reality TV, is used to addressing the American people on-screen and in prime time. So his speech ...
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 ...
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.
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?
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 ...
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 ...
Public Speaking Doesn't Have To Be So Scary  ForbesDiscover how to overcome your fear of speaking in front of a crowd.
Former president Barack Obama to speak in Calgary  Calgary HeraldJust over two years after he left office, former U.S. president Barack Obama will speak in Calgary.The 44th U.S. president, whose policies have been targeted by ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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.
Public speaking doesn’t have to make you hyperventilate with this $29 masterclass  The Next WebThe worst part of public speaking isn't the flop sweat or the deer in the headlights look that passes over painfully unequipped presenters. No, the worst part is ...
How to nail public speaking: The Chris Rock approach  Irish TimesHide your notes, channel your favourite comedian and never end with a Q&A.
Fed Chairman Powell says he is 'very worried' about growing amount of US debt  CNBCFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is concerned about the ballooning amount of United States debt. "I'm very worried about it," Powell said at The ...
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: You're Doing It Wrong  Forbes NowThe four worst pieces of advice on public speaking, and what to do instead.
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. ​
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 ...
The high-school teacher who beat 30,000 people in the world public speaking championship explains how she went from beginner to champion in only 4 years  Business InsiderThe Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Ramona Smith, is a high-school teacher from Houston. Smith told Business Insider the various ways ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
‘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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The newest public-speaking world champion beat 30,000 other competitors by using a body-language trick she learned from a past winner  Business InsiderRamona Smith used an interesting body-language technique to win the Toastmasters annual public-speaking competition last month in Chicago.
'Speech Contest A Practical Learning Environment For Public Speaking'  New VisionBiggest News Source for News in Uganda and the East African Region ,Breaking news in Uganda and Daily news and the latest from Uganda.
Terrified of public speaking? Start with what you really want to say  The GuardianMost of us are afraid of oratory – and women's voices are judged particularly harshly. Could I conquer my fears with the help of a voice coach?
Public Speaking Tips - How to Get Over Your Fear of Giving Speeches  MarieClaire.comMarie Claire's resident psychiatrist, Dr. Samantha Boardman, offers her best tips for feeling cool and confident before you have to give a speech or presentation, ...
Learn how to crush your fear of public speaking, plus other business skills with these online classes  MashableIf you can confidently go on stage and speak in front of a large group of people without feeling like you're going to throw up your guts, then congratulations, ...
5 Public-Speaking Tips From Seasoned Experts  EntrepreneurWhat are you most afraid of? If you're like most Americans, public speaking bothers you more than heights, bugs, snakes, enclosed spaces, flying, strangers, ...
Overcome your fear of public speaking with this $19 online course  MashableLearning to be a better public speaker won't just help you get through a wedding speech or lead a presentation. It's a valuable life skill that can make you more ...
Four Public Speaking Myths To Stop Believing (And Tips From Actors To Use Instead)  Forbes NowThe thought of having to get up in front of a large group and speak or present can create a lot of fear and anxiety. But as a leader, it's important to be a great ...
Barr vows to protect Russia probe but says Mueller report might stay secret  Washington PostAttorney general nominee William P. Barr suggested Tuesday that any report written by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III might not be made public, signaling ...
The 31-year-old teacher who beat 30,000 people to become the world champion of public speaking explains exactly how she did it  Business InsiderRamona Smith, a 31-year-old teacher from Houston, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking competition on Saturday. Smith broke down ...
How To Become A Better Public Speaker  A PlusWe've gathered a few tips to help you shake some of those nerves and feel a little more confident next time you have to take the literal or figurative mic.
5 steps for beating impostor syndrome as a public speaker  Fast CompanyFeeling like a fraud compounds those other normal speaking jitters. But with practice, you can develop a speaking style that's authentically your own.
10 tips to help manage public speaking anxiety  Houston Business JournalSleepless nights, sweaty palms and an upset stomach are just some of the symptoms of public speaking anxiety that cause people to shy away from the stage.
Arrest of an imu organizer heats up debate over Hawaiian language rights  Hawaii News NowWhen Daniel Anthony was arrested, he spoke only in olelo Hawaii.
Jefferson Councilman Mark Spears ducked subpoena, 'dropping to floor,' inspector general says  NOLA.comJefferson Parish Councilman Mark Spears Jr., speaking at a Parish Council meeting Feb. 20, 2018, at the Joseph S. Yenni Building in Elmwood, has been ...
4 Remarkable U.S. Presidents Shared This Public-Speaking Skill, Per Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin  ForbesPulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin says storytelling is a gift that sets great leaders apart.
Fortuna graduate excels in national FFA public speaking competition  Eureka Times StandardA Fortuna Union High School graduate, now in her first year at Harvard, placed second at the national level in the FFA Prepared Public Speaking competition.
A clinical psychologist shares the simple strategy she gives her clients to help them get better at public speaking  Business InsiderEllen Hendriksen says that many people fear they will look nervous or incompetent when public speaking — but this type of anxiety distorts your self-image.
Present with confidence using the hacks in this public speaking bundle  Boing BoingWhether you're set to give the toast at your best friend's wedding or a presentation at work, you'll be relying on those public speaking lessons you slept through ...
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