November 20, 2020

Visual tools can be useful - and maybe a bit intimidating to consider - when giving a presentation. Wait a minute! You want me to add machinery and technology to my speaking skills? I’m just learning how to walk up to the podium without my knees quivering! It’s okay…ta...

September 22, 2020

Have you ever walked away from the podium and, within ten minutes or so, felt yourself actually wither? Maybe you’ve experienced a sudden rush of fatigue or your legs turning to Jello - to the point where you needed to find a place to sit for just a minute. Have you di...

August 24, 2020

Did you know that your body language often speaks louder than your voice, as you give your presentation? The truth is, no matter how great your speech, if you are motionless, expressionless or monotone, your audience will fade away into their respective to-do lists in...

July 1, 2020

Three areas to use your voice bring about positive change. 

This new season of life has pushed issues, principles and morality to the front of internet feeds, television screens and our minds. If we have reflected on these topics, we have realized that there are so many...

June 23, 2020

Perhaps you’ve already been Zooming, using Microsoft Teams or some other application for distance meetings. Maybe you’re just now coming to the conclusion that online meetings/presentations will be a large part of our new normal going forward. Either way, it might be h...

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...

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