April 18, 2020

It’s definitely not a term we hear very often, yet it plays a vital part in every speech ever given on the planet. Enunciation, defined, is the act of pronouncing words and – believe it or not – there is actually an art to the process. Let’s look at a few tips that wil...

March 11, 2020

Nobody actually wants to stumble and bumble through a presentation or speech. In fact, for most of us, this thought represents our worst nightmare. Fear not! There are four significant actions you can preplan that will move your delivery away from beginner status to pr...

February 10, 2020

Off the podium improvements

We tend to think about our speaking techniques in two crucial moments. First, in the initial thrill (or dread?) that courses through our veins when we are asked to address a particular group or audience. The second occurrence usually manifest...

January 4, 2020

There is a lot to be said for taking the time to assess the speaking journey we have travelled last year. Let’s consider five aspects of reflection.

1. Reflect on what went wrong (if anything), but only with the intent to release any judgment against yourself or others....

November 23, 2019

4 Tips to help you say "Thank You!

1. Start with an acknowledgement of why you’re giving the speech. In other words, give thanks for the type of honor you are receiving. If the gathering is small, feel free to adjust your language choices to a more intimate level. If yo...

October 9, 2019

Every now and again, a speaker genuinely faces a tough audience, yet it’s important to remember there can be several reasons for a, seemingly, hard sell situation. Let’s look at the top three now.

1. Is it really my audience or am I feeling insecure?

It’s not uncommon f...

September 19, 2019

   No matter how well you present a topic, there will always be one final challenge in the last few minutes of your speech. How in the world can we wrap it up successfully? There are actually several ways to leave your audience with a lasting impression.

1. Our fi...

August 19, 2019

It doesn’t really matter if it’s your first or your thirty-first, most of us experience varying levels of trepidation at the prospect of an interview. There’s just something about presenting yourself and your qualifications to total strangers that can turn your knees i...

July 3, 2019

Attorney Elliott Abrams once said the following: “First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.” That’s a fairly impactful statement when you’re standing before the podium with all eyes on you. Certainly, t...

June 6, 2019

5 Tips to Help you Pace!

Sam strode up to the podium with purpose. He introduced himself confidently…and then it happened. He looked out at the audience and felt the huge rush of adrenaline as it rushed through his system. From that moment forward, Sam’s presentation so...

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