Speakers Need To Learn That It’s Really Not About Them

Speakers need to know what their audience really cares about

I’m sorry to have to be the one to share this with you, but when you are giving a speech your audience really does not care about you. Oh yeah, you picked a topic that you thought would appeal to them, you have some experience or expertise in this area that you told the world … Read moreSpeakers Need To Learn That It’s Really Not About Them

How To Speak To A Global Audience

A global audience is very different from your normal audience

As speakers we understand the importance of public speaking and so we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about what we want to say in our next speech. We’ll worry about what words to use, how we should stand when we are on stage, and the importance of making good eye contact with … Read moreHow To Speak To A Global Audience

Time, Time, Your Next Speech Is All About Time

You only have a limited amount of time to give your next speech

As we are putting together our next speech, we may get caught up in the moment and the importance of public speaking. We have so many great things that we want to share with our audience that we we keep adding more and more content to our speech in order to make sure that we … Read moreTime, Time, Your Next Speech Is All About Time

How Speakers Can Boost Their Vocal Power

In order to say it like you mean it, you are going to have to boost your vocal power

When you give your next speech, how do you think that your audience will be judging you? It turns out that, not unsurprisingly, a big part of how your audience will be judging you is going to be based on how your voice sounds to them. You may not be aware of it, but as … Read moreHow Speakers Can Boost Their Vocal Power

Why Your Business May Need a Staffing Agency

Why Your Business May Need a Staffing Agency

Why Your Business May Need a Staffing Agency Did you know that in September and November 2018 the unemployment rate in the United States dropped to a 49-year low of 3.7%? During and following the 35-day partial government shutdown, it rose to 3.9% in December and 4% in January 2019. With the government shutdown over, … Read moreWhy Your Business May Need a Staffing Agency

Positioning Your Message So People Say Yes

When we speak, we really want to get a yes from our audience

Note: This week’s post has been written by Jeff Tippett. Jeff is an author, owner of a public affairs + communications firm and professional speaker. He’s an expert on persuasive communications. Before we look at some strategies to help you position your message for a favorable response, I encourage you to first look inside yourself. … Read morePositioning Your Message So People Say Yes

Do You Know What Your Speaker Blind Spot Is?

We all have blind spots, we just may not know what they are...

So here’s an interesting question for you: could you drive your car if it didn’t have any mirrors. I’m thinking that the answer would be yes, but boy-o-boy would we all be nervous as we first backed up, and then headed off down the road. We’d have no idea what was behind us or what … Read moreDo You Know What Your Speaker Blind Spot Is?

The Stage Is Your Friend

As a speaker, the stage is a tool to give your speech more impact

As speakers, we really don’t have all that many tools that we can work with to show the importance of public speaking when we are delivering a speech to an audience. Sure we have our voice and some body language, but is there anything else that we can use to give some impact to our … Read moreThe Stage Is Your Friend

Speakers Who Want To Be Funny Need To Learn How To Twist Their Words

In order to be funny, speakers need to find a way to twist their words

So can we take just a moment and talk about being funny? It sure seems like some speakers have no problem getting their audience to laugh. They take the stage, they open their mouth, and almost instantly everyone is giggling and laughing. Then there are the rest of us. Clearly they understand the importance of … Read moreSpeakers Who Want To Be Funny Need To Learn How To Twist Their Words