All The World’s A Stage – Are You Using Yours?

Your stage is a big visual aid just waiting to be used

As speakers, when we are standing in front of an audience, we are actually pretty naked. All that we have to work with when we are giving our speech are the words that are tumbling out of our mouths, some hand gestures, and perhaps some props that we’ve brought along. That’s pretty much it as … Read more

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Public Speaking

It is possible to overcome your fear of speaking in public

Let’s face it – fear is real. Most of us can easily experience fear just by thinking about getting up in front of a group of people and trying to give a speech. Our blood turns cold, we start to sweat, and our knees may even start to knock. This is not something that we … Read more

When Giving A Speech, It’s All About First Impressions

In order to deliver a successful speech, you have to make a good first impression

As speakers, we know that if we want to give a good speech we need to take the time to prepare for it. This means that we need to create a theme for our speech, we need to create a great opening, work in some physical gestures, and include the proper amount of vocal variety. … Read more

How To Add Humor To Your Next Speech

An audience that is laughing is paying attention to what you are saying

As speakers we all know that if we add humor to our speech, we can get our audience to laugh. With a little luck this means that they are not sleeping and we’ll be able to keep their attention. Something that we probably don’t spend enough time thinking about is the simple fact that when … Read more

Could Yoga Help You To Become A Better Public Speaker?

It turns out that yoga and speaking share a lot in common

I can only speak for myself, but because of the importance of public speaking I’m always looking for ways to become a better public speaker. I’ve taken classes, read books, and talked with experts. However, one thing that I had never thought to look into was how an exercise program could impact how I talked. … Read more

What To Do When Your Mind Goes Blank

What to do when you can't think of what you want to say next

Let’s face it – because of the importance of public speaking, giving a speech involves a great deal of stress. This stress has a way of affecting each of us differently. However, there is one thing that can happen to any of us – our minds can go blank at exactly the wrong point in … Read more

New Tech Tools For Speakers

New products can help speakers to boost their presentations

As a speaker, I must confess that I can get pretty comfortable with the ways that things are. I use PowerPoint, I have an automatic slide advancer, and I know where to get royalty-free images. I have a bad habit of thinking that I know everything that I need to know I order to share … Read more

Speakers Who Want To Sound Their Best Know To Use Vocal Variety

Vocal variety is what can make a speech truly memorable

What will make your next speech really stick in your audience’s mind? If you have amazing content and stunning visuals, these are all going to help. However, all too often we don’t have new information that will really rock our audience’s world with the importance of public speaking. Yes, what we are going to be … Read more

Will You Be Ready For Your Next Impromptu Speech?

You need to be ready to speak even when you are caught off guard

Isn’t it great when you have time to prepare to give a speech? At home you can sit down, think about what you want to say, lay it all out on paper and then make changes in order to ensure that your ideas flow smoothly from start to finish. This is all well and good; … Read more

How To Grab Attention And Never Let It Go

In order to grab attention you need to become more charismatic

It takes a lot of effort to create a speech. You have to write it, practice it, and eventually deliver it. As long as we are going to all of this effort and because of the importance of public speaking, it sure seems as though we should also be trying to find ways to grab … Read more