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5 – Rehearse – The Accidental Communicator

Create Better Speeches By Becoming A Better Speech Editor

Get more out of your next speech by cutting more of it out

I can only speak for myself, but I can tell you that every word that I write when I’m putting together a speech is pure perfection. The words just flow together and create a seamless whole. The very idea of going back and editing one of my speeches after it has been written just seems … Read more

Using The Power Of The Camera To Become A Better Speaker

Speakers can use a video recording to discover things that nobody else will tell them

As speakers, the one thing that all of us want to do is to become better. We may go about doing this in a number of different ways. We may take courses. We may watch videos of other speakers. We may have our friends listen to our speeches and then provide us with feedback. However … Read more

What’s The Right Way To Practice Giving A Speech?

We need to find ways to make our speech practice productive

With a little luck, I think that we all understand the before we give our next speech we need to do some practice. I mean, you’ve put in the time to create your speech, you’ve probably jotted down some notes, now it’s time to give it a run through in order to make sure that … Read more

How To Add More Humor To Your Next Speech

Two strategies that can help you connect with your audience and make them laugh

The goal of any speech that we give is for us to find a way to connect with our audience. There are a number of different ways that we can go about doing this; however, one of the most powerful is to include humor in our speech. Humor is a tricky thing for us to … Read more

What You Need To Do Before Your Next Presentation

If you want your presentation to be memorable, you need to prepare

The next time that you are asked to make a presentation, how it goes may be based more on how well you prepared than how good of a job you did making the presentation. What this means for you is that you are going to have to take the time to use the importance of … Read more

Are You Able To Hurry Up And Speak?

Just how fast can you give a speech?

So we can all speak. However, how many of us can speak fast? I mean really fast? We all understand that when we are asked to give a speech, we are generally given an amount of time that we can use to deliver our speech. All too often, things change – the event started late, … Read more

Speakers Need To Understand Cultural Nuances In Order To Communicate

Speakers need to understand that their meaning is in how they say it

If you thought that creating and delivering a speech was tough, then you haven’t tried to deliver a speech to an international audience. It can be tough trying to use the importance of public speaking to connect with people who think like you do, trying to connect with people who may think differently is even … Read more

What Does It Take To Be A Really Funny Speaker?

In order to be really funny, a speaker has to take on the mind of an improvisor

As speakers I’m pretty sure that by now we all realize the power of humor in a speech. I know that I’ve had the opportunity to watch speakers who were able to use the importance of public speaking to make their audience laugh and laugh. When they were done, everyone came up to them and … Read more

How Shy People Can Become Good Public Speakers

The trick is to find ways to become comfortable with your audience

Ok, so let’s face it. Not everyone is cut out to be the next Tony Robbins. The thought of launching yourself onto a stage, grabbing the microphone and then delivering a speech is enough to cause many people to shrink away and desperately go looking for something, anything, else to do. However, it turns out … Read more