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...

May 19, 2019

5 Ways to include a story in your speech!

Most people tend to outline speeches in terms of the information to be presented – and stop there. But, there’s a tiny facet about the human brain speakers would do well to understand. We remember information much better if we c...

April 11, 2019

4 Ways you can add humor to your speech!

Humor can be a powerful tool. If you can get your audiences to laugh a little, several things occur simultaneously. First, you have “friended” almost everyone. Second, your corresponding reactions are likely to be letting go of n...

March 1, 2019

Ask any professional bodybuilder how he/she approaches a competition and they will all, most likely, answer in the same way. “Ya gotta beef up!” The same is true for speeches. But instead of grabbing the carbohydrates, we need to do the following:


February 5, 2019

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”

Abigail Adams

There is very little doubt that everyone wants to succeed in speaking. The biggest challenge we face is, of course, how to do so. While there are differing ways we can bec...

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