Speakers Need To Give A Speech, Not Have A Conversation

Caption: Conversations have their place and it's not as a part of a speech

When you stand up in front of an audience to give a speech, something happens to you. You are transformed from just another person who happens to be in the room into the person that everyone is going to be listening to. What’s interesting about this transformation is that it has to have an impact … Read moreSpeakers Need To Give A Speech, Not Have A Conversation

The Accidental Communicator Podcast Now Available!

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Good news! The Accidental Communicator blog is now being supported by a brand new podcast called (what else) “The Accidental Communicator”. This new podcast is available on the Anchor podcasting service (just purchased by Spotify!). If you don’t have time to read the latest The Accidental Communicator updates, then listen to them!   Click here … Read moreThe Accidental Communicator Podcast Now Available!

How Can Introverts Become Better Speakers?

Introverts can identify their issues and become very good public speakers

So if you had to classify yourself, which camp would you place yourself in: introvert or extravert? If you have placed yourself in the introvert camp, then understanding the importance of public speaking and becoming an effective public speaker is going to be that much harder for you to do. However, the good news is … Read moreHow Can Introverts Become Better Speakers?

How You Can Develop Your Charisma

Charisma is something that we can all develop

Giving a speech can be a pretty lonely event. I mean, there you are up on the stage delivering your presentation and if you are not connecting with your audience then they’ll get bored and their attention will wander. This will leave you standing in front of everyone pretty much all by yourself wondering what … Read moreHow You Can Develop Your Charisma

Three Ways To Use Who You Are To Connect With Your Audience

Knowing who you really are is the key to connecting with an audience

Let’s face it – we don’t give speeches just to hear ourselves talk. There is a reason that we go to the effort of creating a speech, practicing a speech, and then delivering a speech. The reason that we are willing to do all of this work is because we understand the importance of public … Read moreThree Ways To Use Who You Are To Connect With Your Audience

What Is The Message Hidden In Your Stories?

Sure your speech has stories, but what is the message that is hidden in them?

Most speakers understand that if they can work a story or two into their next speech they’ll have a better chance of both capturing and holding onto their audience’s attention. What a lot of us don’t realize is that often times the stories that we are so good at telling all have a common theme … Read moreWhat Is The Message Hidden In Your Stories?

How To Make Microphones Work With You, Not Against You

Microphones can be a speaker's best friend when used correctly

Not all speakers are equipped with a voice that could be heard in the back of a larger room. Back in the days before electricity, this was a big deal – only the very loud speakers had any chance of keeping the attention of an audience of any size and sharing the importance of public … Read moreHow To Make Microphones Work With You, Not Against You

A Different Type Of Story Can Capture An Audience

Personal storytelling might be exactly what your next speech needs

Hopefully by now everyone knows that one of the best ways to tap into the importance of public speaking and make your next speech become more interesting to your audience is to include a story in the speech. We’ve got a lot of different stories that we can draw on: fairy tales, folk tales, legends, … Read moreA Different Type Of Story Can Capture An Audience

How To Do A Good Job At Being A PA Announcer

PA announcers have a special type of speech to give

So here’s an interesting question for you. How many times have you been at a large event, more often than not outdoors, such as a convention, a sporting event, an inauguration, a grand opening, or any type of civic event? How do you know what is going to be happening soon? How do you know … Read moreHow To Do A Good Job At Being A PA Announcer