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 ...
Local Sorority Chapter Practices Public Speaking With Elementary Students  www.localmemphis.comA local sorority practiced public speaking with two dozen elementary students on Saturday.
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 ...
Malawi’s 2019 elections a brighter future?  Nyasa TimesFemale candidates in Karonga District have been challenged to articulate and practise issue based politics throughout the campaign period if they are to win the ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
New LI club helps kids with public speaking  NewsdayAriana 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 ...
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 ...
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.
Swampscott students show off public speaking chops  Wicked LocalIn Swampscott, public speaking students present what they learn to adult guests.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Limerick student Megan Flood runner-up in Public Speaking Competition  I Love LimerickLimerick student Megan Flood finished runner-up in the final of the Soroptimist Girls' Public Speaking Competition 2019 last Sunday in Co. Kildare.
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.
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.
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.
UPDTED: Dominican Convent 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 ...
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.
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 ...
English Speaking Competition Opens in Hangzhou - All China Women's Federation  Women of ChinaMore than 500 contestants from 30 countries and regions gathered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on March 22 to attend a renowned competition of public ...
8 Meghan Markle Speeches That Inspire Me to Be a Better Public Speaker and Person  POPSUGARMeghan Markle has inspired me in a lot of ways over the past few years (I wear slim turtlenecks now!), but none bigger than with her sincere, powerful, and.
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.
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.
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 ...
Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris react to completion of Trump-Russia inquiry – video  The GuardianFollowing the submission of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation findings to the attorney general, William Barr, high-profile senators ...
Richard Ayson wins Orillia youth public speaking contest  Simcoe.comGuardian Angels Catholic Women's League held their Mary Matthews Public Speaking Contest Feb. 4.
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 ...
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 ...
Israel Lobby Convenes in Washington Amid Fraying Bipartisanship and Rising Tension  The New York TimesOn the surface, the annual Aipac conference looks relatively unchanged. But recent actions by President Trump and rising criticism of Israel on the left are taking ...
Brexit 'People's Vote' march - live updates  CNN InternationalAnti-Brexit rally: Tens of thousands marched through central London on Saturday demanding a second referendum. Planned vote: British PM Theresa May has ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Look: Clwyd YFC's Welsh and English public speaking winners 2019  Daily Post North WalesU21 Welsh winners Whitford YFC, from left, Gwen Rees, Iwan Parry, Ffiona Roberts and Elin Evans, with judges Meryl Pierce and Ioan Morris1 of 11.
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 ...
Oneida County 4-Hers show off their speaking skills  Oneida DispatchUtica, N.Y. — Local 4-H members put their speaking to the test as they took part in the 4-H County Public Presentation event on Saturday.
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.
Theresa May and EU agree Brexit delay -- live updates  CNN InternationalView the latest news and breaking news today for U.S., world, weather, entertainment, politics and health at CNN.com.
7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers  The AdvocateSimon Sinek delivered one of TED Talks' most-watched presentations ever. Here are his top secrets for capturing, captivating and connecting with your ...
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 ...
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 ...
Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Campus Free Speech  U.S. News & World ReportThe order would withhold federal funds from colleges and universities that do not protect free speech.
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.
After Years Of Abuse By Priests, #NunsToo Are Speaking Out  NPRA #NunsToo movement has emerged from #MeToo, as Roman Catholic nuns start speaking out about sexual abuse by priests. Cases of rape and forced ...
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 ...
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.
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 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
John McCain’s daughters fire back at Trump, calling him ‘a child’ who lacks decency and compassion  The Washington PostPresident Trump's ongoing verbal war against John McCain has drawn stern rebukes from the late senator's daughters — one calling on him to be “decent” and ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
5 Tactical Skills to Become a Better Public Speaker  Thrive GlobalBelieve it or not, glossophobia is one of the most common fears that nearly everyone will experience once in their professional endeavors. This fancy name is ...
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 ...
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.
How Powerful Is Vladimir Putin Really?  The New York TimesRussia today doesn't seem like “a properly run dictatorship.”
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.
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 ...
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The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Speakers

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Fear

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

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15 Tips For Making A Great Speech

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Feedback

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Speaking Body Language

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How to Create a Compelling Media Kit

A well-built media kit is vital for effective marketing. Without... Read More

How to Answer Questions Your Audience Will Ask

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Public Speaking - How to Make Your Next Speech Count

Along with the opening two minutes of a speech, the... Read More

Speech Writing Tips: The 14 Speech Writing Secrets of President Bill Clinton

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20 Tips to Becoming a Professional Speaker: How to be a Rising Star

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Performance Feedback: Why Were Scared and How Not to Be

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The Little-Known Speechwriting Secrets That Won George W Bush The US Election

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How to Get Paid to Speak

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Choosing a Hot Keyword: Advice for Aspiring Public Speakers

When choosing keywords, you'll want to stay away from using... Read More

How to Get Started In Public Speaking

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Speak in Public! Who Me?

The first time I had to speak in front of... Read More

7 Sure Fire Ways To Overcome Stage Fright When Speaking Or Performing

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SOS - Goal Setting

... --- ... SOS This is the traditional seafaring emergency... Read More

Voice Coaching - Training Your Voice to Give Better Presentations

Picture a cool crisp autumn morning in the wide open... Read More

How to Gracefully Leave After a Seminar or Speech When Someone is Hogging Your Time!

Meeting planners know the value of meticulous planning. They are... Read More

Dont Judge an Audience by its Stare

Don't Prejudge A Situation: In the areas of emotions and... Read More

Making Transitions

Ever notice how smoothly some speakers or writers move you... Read More