Becoming A Better Speaker Through Improv

Doing improv is one way that speakers can become better

So the question is do you want to become a better public speaker? If the answer to this question is “yes”, then the next question has to be “how?” It turns out that there are a lot of different answers to this question and some of them work, and some don’t. Through trial and error … Read moreBecoming A Better Speaker Through Improv

How Speakers Can Stop Using Filler Words

Audience’s want a speech without a lot of filler

I bet that your next speech is going to be great! You’ve got an exciting topic, your audience wants to hear what you have to say, and you’ve created a speech that virtually crackles with great content. However, you can still blow this speech and take away from the importance of public speaking. If instead … Read moreHow Speakers Can Stop Using Filler Words

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

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?

Why Your Stories Can’t Be All About You

Audiences are growing tired of the "my struggle, your lesson" talk

Congratulations – you’ve been asked to give a speech! As you sit down to use the importance of public speaking to pull this speech together, you decide that what this audience needs is one of your rousing “I overcame a mountain of obstacles” speech. Who doesn’t like that? They will be impressed with how successful … Read moreWhy Your Stories Can’t Be All About You

How To Become A Professional Speaker

After you’ve been giving speeches for a while and you understand the importance of public speaking, you may run into someone who tells you that you are really good. In fact, they may say that instead of just speaking for free, you really should go pro. Just like all of those famous professional speakers out … Read moreHow To Become A Professional Speaker

The Power Of Adding Poetry To A Speech

How did your last speech go? Did your audience hang on your every word? Did they seem eager to hear what you were going to tell them next? Did they seem to be a bit disappointed when your speech was over – they really wanted you to keep on talking? If you are like most … Read moreThe Power Of Adding Poetry To A Speech

Using Goals To Become A Better Public Speaker

Congratulations – you have the ability to stand up in front of an audience and give a speech. Now what? If you are like most of us, you probably want to get better at this thing that we call speaking. Wanting to get better is a good thing, knowing exactly how to go about doing … Read moreUsing Goals To Become A Better Public Speaker

What A Speaker Needs To Do When You Piss Off Your Audience

Creating a speech and then delivering a speech is hard work. When we are creating our speech, we tend to focus on the importance of public speaking and what we want to say. We have a thought, and idea, or a position that we want to share with our audience. The purpose of our speech … Read moreWhat A Speaker Needs To Do When You Piss Off Your Audience

What Will The Outcome Of Your Next Speech Be?

When we are asked to give a speech, we generally put a lot of time and effort into doing the best job that we can because we understand the importance of public speaking. We’ll create a speech that we think that our audience would like to hear. We’ll practice it until we think that we … Read moreWhat Will The Outcome Of Your Next Speech Be?