Hey Public Speaker, Do You Want To Debate?

Not all speeches are equal. In fact, some speeches are much more dynamic and aggressive than others. One great example of this is a debate. A debate is a great way to show the importance of public speaking. In a debate, you can prepare for the discussion, but you can’t completely prepare for it. Instead, … Read more Hey Public Speaker, Do You Want To Debate?

Creating High Quality “A’s” For Q&As

As public speakers, we understand the importance of public speaking and so we take the time to prepare our speeches. We clearly identify who we’ll be talking to, pick a topic, build a speech, practice it, and then deliver it. That’s all there is to this public speaking stuff, right? Well, not exactly. There’s the … Read more Creating High Quality “A’s” For Q&As

Acting Lessons Help Us To Become Better Public Speakers

As public speakers, it can be very easy for us to become nervous or upset about our next speech despite our understanding of the importance of public speaking. This can happen at any time, even to experienced speakers. The big question is what can we do about it? It turns out that one solution has … Read more Acting Lessons Help Us To Become Better Public Speakers

Good Public Speakers Are Really Good Models

In order to become a better public speaker than you are right now, just exactly what do you have to do? If you are like most of us, you probably said “become more like…” and named a famous public speaker that you admire. Well guess what, that person is going to help you to reach … Read more Good Public Speakers Are Really Good Models

How to Rehearse Your Speech Effectively

Note: This article has been provided by Jonathan Li. Jonathan is a School Presentation Coach who helps college and university students overcome fear, transform presentation skills and launch their dream career. For more information, go to SpeechXpress.com To give a great speech, it’s important to rehearse well. In the next few minutes, you will learn … Read more How to Rehearse Your Speech Effectively

Why Public Speakers Should Cut Out Filler Words

As we all strive to become better speakers, we tend to focus on the big issues: how to write a great speech, how to use our bodies to connect with our audience, etc. However, it turns out that sometimes it can be the little things that can trip us up. Things like using filler words … Read more Why Public Speakers Should Cut Out Filler Words

Connect With Your Audience By Using Enthusiasm

How many times have you gone to hear a speaker only to be disappointed? What was it that made you disappointed? I’m willing to bet that at least part of the problem was that they were a boring speaker – you didn’t need to have great listening skills to discover that they didn’t grab and … Read more Connect With Your Audience By Using Enthusiasm

What Shakespeare Can Teach Today’s Public Speakers

Let’s pretend for just a moment that you were a public speaker who lived back in Shakespeare’s time (1564 – 1616). Forget all of those presentation tips that you’ve learned because all of your PowerPoint slides are now gone along with your fancy audio mic systems, and your embedded YouTube videos. It’s just you up … Read more What Shakespeare Can Teach Today’s Public Speakers

Let’s Talk About Your Voice

How’s that voice of yours doing? When you give a speech, how does your audience react? If they aren’t hanging on your every word, do you think that your voice could be having something to do with it? Beware The Monotone Nobody sets out to deliver a speech in a monotone. However, all too often … Read more Let’s Talk About Your Voice

Public Speaking Requires A Voice That People Want To Hear

Going to the effort to prepare and deliver a speech is a big deal. As long as you are going to make the effort to do all of this, you sure want your audience to get the most out of your speech – you want to change lives (that’s one of the benefits of public … Read more Public Speaking Requires A Voice That People Want To Hear