The Challenges Of Speaking To Global Audiences

Speakers need to be careful about how they interact with global audiences

Speakers who will be speaking globally need to take the time to research how people greet and address each other in the country in which they will be speaking

Mastering The TED Talk

To do well, you need tips on how to be successful at TED

So of course, the first question is do you know what a TED talk is? I would suspect that most of us do by now. TED is an acronym that stands for technology, entertainment, and design. There is one big TED event each year at which all sorts of famous people come and present to … Read more Mastering The TED Talk

How Can You Write A Speech So That It Can Be Spoken?

Speakers need to understand how to get from page to stage

I’m hoping that we can all agree that in this world in which we live in, there are three types of writers out there. There are the writers who are able to write for the spoken word, writers who are able to write for the written word, and writers who are just flat out bad … Read more How Can You Write A Speech So That It Can Be Spoken?

Speakers Need To Learn How To Use Stories To Connect & Engage Audiences

Stories bring out the emotion in our audiences

The one thing that I think that I can say that everyone will agree with me about is that when we go to the trouble of giving a speech, we want to be remembered. In order to make this happen, what we say has to use the importance of public speaking to connect with our … Read more Speakers Need To Learn How To Use Stories To Connect & Engage Audiences

How To Become A Better Presenter

There is both an art and a science to giving good presentations

When we are asked to give a presentation, one of the key questions that runs through our head is “what is the best way to go about doing this”. I wish that I could tell you that there was just one thing that you needed to make sure that you did in order to ensure … Read more How To Become A Better Presenter

Good Speaking Is All About Having The Right Notes

If you can use smart notes, then you can maintain a good connection with your audience

Every time that you have a chance to give a speech, you want it to turn out well. You’d like to be able to walk off of the stage feeling good about the speech that you gave and because of the importance of public speaking the impact that it had on your audience. In order … Read more Good Speaking Is All About Having The Right Notes

Challenges Technical People Face When Speaking

Technical people have to learn to leave their comfort zone when giving speeches

For some odd reason, technical people seem to have a deep set fear of speaking in pubic. Now I’m a technical person, so I feel a personal linkage to this issue. Where does this problem come from? I think that the problem originates from the fact that people who have dived into a technical field … Read more Challenges Technical People Face When Speaking

A Speaker’s Best Friend And Worst Enemy: The Microphone

A microphone is a powerful tool, but you have to know how to use it

How good of yeller are you? I mean, if you were giving a speech in a really big room that was crowded with people, could you yell your speech loud enough to make sure that even the people in the back could hear what you were saying? If you are like me, you might be … Read more A Speaker’s Best Friend And Worst Enemy: The Microphone

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 more How Can Introverts Become Better Speakers?

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 more How To Do A Good Job At Being A PA Announcer