Speakers Learn The Secret To Talking About Themselves

It turns out that your story is really about the people who have made you you

Let’s face it – the most interesting story that you have to tell is the one that you tell about yourself. At some point in time during your speaking career, you will undoubtedly be asked to give a speech about yourself. Now the good news here is that you are not going to have to … Read more Speakers Learn The Secret To Talking About Themselves

How A Speaker Can Become A Speechwriter

If you give speeches, then you are qualified to write speeches

So you are a speaker. Congratulations. What’s your next step now? Have you ever thought about writing speeches for somebody else? I mean, you can write a pretty good speech for yourself, why not do it for somebody else? You might decide to do this simply because you are a nice person and you want … Read more How A Speaker Can Become A Speechwriter

The Problem With Allowing Fake News Into Your Speech

Fake news can make your whole speech fake

Fake news can make your whole speech fakeImage Credit: Scott The reason that an audience will come to listen to what you have to say in your next speech is that they understand the importance of public speaking and they hope to learn something new. The thinking is that you have had an experience, done … Read more The Problem With Allowing Fake News Into Your Speech

How To Give A Speech That Will Connect With Your Audience

What do you have to do to make your next speech really work?

Let’s face it – sometimes our speeches just don’t “click” with our audience. We get up there, we deliver our speech, they hear what we have to say, but nobody is moved. Nobody is motivated. We really have not changed the world by giving this speech. We’ve not been able to show this audience the … Read more How To Give A Speech That Will Connect With Your Audience

How To Impress Your Next Audience

Yes, your audience heard you, but were they impressed?

Let’s face it – you are not the first presenter your audience has ever seen. In fact, they have probably seen lots of other presenters. However, you would like to be able to use the importance of public speaking to become the presenter that your audience remembers. You’d like this to happen if you are … Read more How To Impress Your Next Audience

How To Create Slides That Will Convince Your Audience

You want your slides to help you to make a powerful pitch

When we give a speech, we want to accomplish something. We want to be effective in using the importance of public speaking to get our audience to start to look at their world just a little bit differently. We want our words to have connected with them and caused them to open their eyes just … Read more How To Create Slides That Will Convince Your Audience

Use Stories To Inspire, Motivate, and Educate Your Audience

Ideas are wrapped in stories that catch on

Any time that we give a speech, we want to find a way to ensure that that our speech makes an impact on our audience. We want to be able to use the importance of public speaking to capture our audience’s imagination, have them pay attention to what we are saying, and with a little … Read more Use Stories To Inspire, Motivate, and Educate Your Audience

Bridging Communication Barriers When We Speak

Speakers need to know to connect with people around the world

Just going to the effort of creating and delivering a speech is a big challenge. However, once you start to spend some time thinking about who you’ll be talking to, this challenge can become an even bigger deal. When we realize that just about every audience that we’ll be talking to will contain people from … Read more Bridging Communication Barriers When We Speak

When Building A Speech, Choose Strong Nouns And Verbs

Your next speech will only be as good as the words that you choose

So let’s spend a moment or two thinking about the next speech that you will be giving. You are going to be sitting down to create a speech and all that you are going to have to work with will be words to convey the importance of public speaking. What this means for you is … Read more When Building A Speech, Choose Strong Nouns And Verbs

The Importance Of Creating Modular Speeches

Things change and so you need to have speech modules

As a speaker, we control the world when we are on a stage. Unless there is somebody with a big hook waiting for us offstage, while we are speaking time stands still and our audience only has ears for us as we share the importance of public speaking. However, the biggest problem that we all … Read more The Importance Of Creating Modular Speeches