The Last Speech

When we are asked to give a eulogy for someone who has recently died, for most of us our heart sinks. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of death and so being placed in a position where I have to give a speech to an emotionally upset audience is not … Read moreThe Last Speech

The Secret To Delivering Bad News So That It Doesn’t Hurt So Much

I wish that I could tell you that every speech that you’ll give will be bright and happy. However, I won’t tell you that because you know as well as I do that life simply is not that way. There will be times that because of the importance of public speaking we are called on … Read moreThe Secret To Delivering Bad News So That It Doesn’t Hurt So Much

Public Speakers Learn How To Deliver Bad News

Life can be rough. We are not always in control of what is going on and things happen that we don’t want to have happen. It’s bad enough when things like this happen to us, but it’s even worse when it happens to others. As public speakers, there will be times when because of the … Read morePublic Speakers Learn How To Deliver Bad News

Why Introverts Make Great Public Speakers

If you were to list out the characteristics that most of us believe that a really good speaker must have in order to communicate the importance of public speaking, what would be on your list? I can only speak for myself, but I believe that I would have on my list that they would need … Read moreWhy Introverts Make Great Public Speakers

4 Rules For Making Your Next Speech Funny

The goal of any speech that we give is to connect with our audience. That’s what the importance of public speaking is all about. In order to make this happen, we need to find a way to shake them out of their everyday life and cause them to wake up and listen to what we … Read more4 Rules For Making Your Next Speech Funny

Why A Bit Of Surprise Is Just What Your Next Business Presentation Needs

Sigh. It’s time for you to give yet another business presentation. I’m not excited to hear you give it and I’d be willing to bet that despite the importance of public speaking you are not excited to give it. Hmm, this sorta looks like we are headed for a disaster. There has got to be … Read moreWhy A Bit Of Surprise Is Just What Your Next Business Presentation Needs

The Art Of Matching Your Speech Title To Your Speech

If you are like most of us, the next time that you are asked to give a speech, because of the importance of public speaking you’ll probably spend a considerable amount of time working on the speech. You’ll consider your audience, pick your words, and attempt to craft a speech that will capture their attention … Read moreThe Art Of Matching Your Speech Title To Your Speech

The 3 Jobs Of A Good Speech Title

Potentially before you even get up before your next audience, despite the importance of public speaking, they will have made up their minds as to if they want to spend any time listening to what you have to say. I know that this sounds dreadfully unfair; however, that’s just the way that life is. Your … Read moreThe 3 Jobs Of A Good Speech Title

2 Ways To Get Your Audience To DO SOMETHING!

I must confess: I do enjoy hearing myself speak. However, when I give a speech in addition to listening to myself talk, I want to convince my audience to actually do something based on the information that I have shared with them. It’s relatively easy to give a speech; despite the importance of public speaking … Read more2 Ways To Get Your Audience To DO SOMETHING!

The 3 “Ps” Of How To Persuade Your Next Audience

As a speaker you have ideas that you want to share with your next audience – this is what the importance of public speaking is all about. Your reason for wanting to do this is because you want to influence them. You want to plant new ideas in their heads, change the way that they … Read moreThe 3 “Ps” Of How To Persuade Your Next Audience