Speakers Need To Be Ready When They Win An Award

As speakers we prepare and practice for all kinds of speaking situations: equipment failures, hecklers, unforeseen events, etc. We are all working all the time to become as good as Tony Robbins is. However, where I see more and more speakers screwing up is the one place where it should be easy for them to … Read moreSpeakers Need To Be Ready When They Win An Award

Video: Lights, Camera, TV Presentation? 4 Tips For Speaking On Television

Dr. Jim Anderson shows how a speaker can do a good job when they appear on television. Dr. Anderson reveals the secrets that public speakers need to be aware of in order to make the best impression and get the most out of their next TV appearance. To get more tips and techniques for creating … Read moreVideo: Lights, Camera, TV Presentation? 4 Tips For Speaking On Television

5 Advanced Public Speaking Practice Techniques

Are you ready to kick your speaking skills up to the next level? If you are, then do you know how to become better? If you are thinking that you need to get one of those “fancy word of the day” calendars to practice with, that’s not going to do it. In fact, the secret … Read more5 Advanced Public Speaking Practice Techniques

Public Speaking Practice? We Don’t Need No Stinking Practice…

So what makes a speech a really good speech? Is it that you are “on fire” when you deliver it? Does your audience need to be “in the mood” to hear what you are going to tell them? Or is the magic of the words that you’ve put together that will allow you to connect … Read morePublic Speaking Practice? We Don’t Need No Stinking Practice…

Why Public Speakers Should Always Use Notes

Do you use notes when you give a speech? As public speakers, we are always told by the “gurus” and self-help guides out there that we need to break ourselves of the habit of using notes. When we see highly polished public speakers deliver the speech that they’ve given a hundred times, we notice that … Read moreWhy Public Speakers Should Always Use Notes

That Can’t Be My Voice, Can It?

Have you ever had the misfortune to hear yourself talking? Can you remember what your facial expression was as you heard your voice come out of the recording device – pain, anguish, disbelief? Almost universally we all dislike the way our voices sound and we just can’t imagine that an audience would be willing to … Read moreThat Can’t Be My Voice, Can It?

10 Tips For Conquering The Final Frontier Of Speaking: Television

I think that it was Bruce Springsteen who in his song “57 Channels (and Nothin’ On)” lamented that although he now had access to 500 channels, there really was nothing on that he wanted to watch. Well of course not, you weren’t on TV yet. However, in the very near future this may all change… … Read more10 Tips For Conquering The Final Frontier Of Speaking: Television

This Speech Will Be Delivered In (Good) English

I’ve always spoken English. I never really spent a lot of time thinking about what it took to speak “good English” because it’s my native tongue. However, when I started working with speakers for whom English was not their first language, I quickly came to understand just how hard it is to give a good … Read moreThis Speech Will Be Delivered In (Good) English

Your Presentation Voice: Is That Really Me?

We’ve all had that moment of disbelief – you know the one, when someone recorded you saying something and then played it back to you. You listened to the voice coming out of the speaker and you did what we all do – you winced and said “No way that’s me!” However, yes it was … Read moreYour Presentation Voice: Is That Really Me?

Hey Speaker – It’s Tool Time!

When you find yourself giving a speech, you quickly realize that what you are missing is any sort of tools with which to give the speech. If you were a painter, you’d have a canvas, brushes, paints, thinners, etc. with which to make your creation. However, when you are giving a speech it’s just you … Read moreHey Speaker – It’s Tool Time!