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:

If You're Terrified Of Public Speaking, This $15 Course Can Help  HuffPostBuy real stuff from the HuffPost store: All purchases support our journalism.
Even Brené Brown Gets Nervous With Public Speaking. Here Are Her 3 Tricks for Calming Nerves  Inc.Public speaking, whether a presentation to your manager or C-suite or a startup pitch for investors, is nerve-racking. Brené Brown says to do this.
What it's really like to be a public speaker  strategy+business TodayIf you've thought about taking your expertise out on the road, here are some things to know before setting off.
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 ...
Can PowerPoint save public speaking? New feature uses AI to tell presenters what they’re doing wrong  GeekWireMicrosoft PowerPoint is often criticized for ruining public speaking, given the temptation for presenters to simply read the slides they've prepared using the ...
5 expert tips on how to get over your fear of public speaking  Yahoo FinanceThese tips may seem simple, but mastering them is a whole other kettle of fish.
Learn to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking  EntrepreneurThe Complete Presentation and Public Speaking Course will have you wowing audiences in no time.
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 ...
7 public speaking tips from Colorado Shakespeare Festival voice coaches  CU Boulder TodayColorado Shakespeare Festival voice coaches Julie Foh and Jeff Parker shared public speaking tips that can help everyone from Shakespearian actors to ...
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 ...
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 ...
What Part Of The Brain Is Connected To Public Speaking Fears?  WGN TV ChicagoA fear of public speaking is something that many people deal with. But do you know what part of the brain contributes to that? We've got the answer for our latest ...
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.
Columnist Jim Cahillane: My fears of public speaking  GazetteNETI use the plural because there has to be more than one fear when talking exposure of one's knowledge, experience or research that may or may not interest an ...
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 ...
4-H youth win at District Public Speaking Competition  Cherokee One FeatherSeveral Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) 4-H youth placed at the West District 4-H Activity Day at McDowell High School in Marion on Saturday, June ...
Conquer your fear of public speaking  The SWFL 100#GambelGirls Gretchen Hirt Gendron and Sarah Hugg Centorino recently spoke about marketing on a shoestring budget at the Supervised Visitation Network ...
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 ...
Jay Robb: How you can face your fear of public speaking  TheSpec.comPublic speaking gets easier once you decide what your audience needs and then tell it like a story, writes Jay Robb.
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.
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, ...
Benjamin Loh Launches High Impact Public Speaking Course in Singapore - Press Release  Digital JournalSingapore, Singapore - Benjamin Loh has recently created a public speaking course aimed at helping the entrepreneurs of Singapore succeed. Offering a ...
'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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Mastering Public Speaking & Presentation for Young Entrepreneurs  EntrepreneurThe world of business has always been cut-throat. Today, however, the scenario is even more competitive than before. With entrepreneurs innovating, and ...
Port Douglas CWA member to compete in Public Speaking state finals  The Cairns PostSpeaking in front of a large crowd for more than two minutes is enough to make anyone's palms sweaty. But not for CWA member Rita Merrick. “I open my mouth ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lexi Bainas column: Public speaking, woodwork, and a chance to meet a Cuban baseball team  Cowichan Valley CitizenValley Rotarians are celebrating the finalists in this year's Hector McIntosh competition.
From toxic masculinity to speaking up - News, Education - Times  Times Online - AucklandTwo Year 12 students have been selected as Top 10 finalists in the Storytellers NZ High School Public Speaking Contest. Aakarsh Jhingan, from Pakuranga ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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...
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 ...
Senior: Public speaking 'important in any career choice'  Sunbury Daily ItemNORTHUMBERLAND — Senior Alexa Spaventa is preparing to use the skills she learned participating in forensic competitions to further her career in computer ...
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 ...
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 ...
It’s time for Christians to speak out against Boris Johnson  The GuardianThe amoral man most likely to be Britain's future prime minister has no sense of humility or public duty, says the Rev George Pitcher.
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...
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 ...
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 ...
The Astonishing Rise of Existential Threats  The AtlanticPolitical discourse has taken on a certain shade of Camus. The term existential threat is fertile of late, especially among Democratic presidential hopefuls.
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 ...
Gunnedah Eisteddfod: speech, drama and public speaking  Namoi Valley IndependentOur first gallery of this week's speech, drama and public speaking section.
‘I was kicked out of school, but now I’m a motivational speaker’  The GuardianCordell Jeffers, 27, on how he set up his own business despite a rocky start in life.
Far west CWA public speaking results  Narromine NewsSixteen schools from across the region have come together for the CWA Far Western Group public speaking event held in Narromine on May 28. Together 45 ...
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 ...
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.
Roy Moore to Run for Alabama Senate Seat  The New York TimesMONTGOMERY, Ala. — Roy S. Moore, the polarizing Alabama Republican who lost a Senate campaign in 2017 after being accused of sexual misconduct, said ...
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.
Stephenson County Fair kicks off with public speaking, demonstration contest  Rockford Register StarFREEPORT — The Stephenson County Fair recently kicked off with the Communications: Public Speaking & Demonstrations early show.Five participants gave ...
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?
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.
Public Speaking Doesn't Have To Be So Scary  ForbesDiscover how to overcome your fear of speaking in front of a crowd.
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.
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 ...
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.
Narendra Modi’s victory speech delivers visions of a Hindu nationalist ascetic  The Conversation - CanadaIndia's re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a victory speech that presented himself as a selfless and humble ascetic. This vision goes far to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Imam and solicitor suspended from jobs after BBC Tory debate  The GuardianAn imam and a solicitor who asked questions on the BBC's Conservative leadership debate have been suspended from their jobs after they were criticised over ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Hamas Leader Says Israel Isn’t Upholding Cease-Fire Terms  The New York TimesGAZA CITY — The head of Hamas, the militant Islamic group that rules the Gaza Strip, accused Israel on Thursday of “blackmail” and slow-walking the easing of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Clean Power Plan repeal: Trump’s EPA replaces Obama plan with weaker rule  Vox.comThe Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday killed President Obama's signature climate change policy, the Clean Power Plan (CPP). It's one of the few ...
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 ...
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.
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 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 ...
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 ...
As Hong Kong Erupted Over Extradition Bill, City’s Tycoons Waited and Worried  The New York TimesHONG KONG — Weeks before this semiautonomous city erupted in political chaos over a contentious extradition bill, more than 200 of its most powerful ...
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.
Speaking Truth to Power tribute Sunday to honor legacy of activist Akwasi Evans  Austin American-StatesmanFrom the radio airwaves to his newspaper's pages, publisher and activist Akwasi Evans served as a vital community voice for more than 30 years. As the founder ...
Swords speechmakers toasting their success at Norwich contest  Fingal IndependentWowing a British audience with their public speaking skills recently were three Toastmasters from the Swords who travelled to compete in a major competition ...
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.
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 ...
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