You Are A Superhero Speaker: You’ve Got Word Power!

The Thing About Words As speakers we have a tendency to focus on the things that scare us the most – forgetting our words, nervous body tics, etc. and we can often overlook the things that really count: making an impression on our audience. We see these images of sharply dressed orators presenting fantastic multimedia … Read moreYou Are A Superhero Speaker: You’ve Got Word Power!

What American Idol Can Teach Speakers (It’s Not What You Think)

Why Should A Speaker Watch A Singing Show? I’m pretty sure that by now everyone has at least heard about the TV show “American Idol”. It’s the most popular show on television right now and everyone seems to be talking and gossiping about it all the time. Outside of being a great source of entertainment, … Read moreWhat American Idol Can Teach Speakers (It’s Not What You Think)

Charisma: What It Is, How To Get It, And Why You Want It

So here’s a quiz for you: who has been the best speaker in the past 100 years? Not an easy question to answer, eh? Even those of us who don’t spend a lot of time studying history can come up with an impressive list of names: John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Adolf … Read moreCharisma: What It Is, How To Get It, And Why You Want It

Get It Done: Thinking On Your Feet And Building A Speech Real Quick

If I asked you to give a speech, how much time would you need to get ready to give the speech (including writing it)? Could you do it if I gave you half as much time? How about if I gave you 5 minutes? We don’t always control the situations in which we are asked … Read moreGet It Done: Thinking On Your Feet And Building A Speech Real Quick

AccComm Life Just Got Better For iPhone/Andriod/BB Users

Loyal Readers, It has been brought to my attention that the AccComm blog’s appearance on touch-based smart phones was, shall we say, poor at best. I think that I may have found a way to solve this problem. I’ve installed some new software that should change the AccComm into an iPhone application “looking” site, complete … Read moreAccComm Life Just Got Better For iPhone/Andriod/BB Users

Counterstrike: How To Deal With Hecklers

Fighting Back Nothing makes me more angry than when someone is rude enough to interrupt me when I’m giving a speech. I mean come on, I’ve worked hard to prepare to give this speech and here I am dealing with all of the nerves, logistics, etc. that a speaker needs to stay on top of … Read moreCounterstrike: How To Deal With Hecklers