Should Slang Play A Role In Your Next Speech?

February 7, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!When we think about creating a speech, I sorta suspect that because of the importance of public speaking we all put on our William Shakespeare hats and picture ourselves cranking out prose that will stand the test of time. The […]

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Your Next Speech Needs To Have More Poetry In It

January 31, 2017

In most of the speeches that we listen to today, we tend to hear the same things over and over again. There are the trendy words of the day, the clever business-speak that we all know but it seems like nobody really understands the importance of public speaking in order to create speeches that really […]

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How Technology Has Made All Of Us Better Pubic Speakers

January 24, 2017

Imagine for just a moment that you are standing in front of a large audience. They fill the room completely and you can even see people standing way at the back up against the wall. However, something is different about this speech. You have no microphone, no PowerPoint slides, it’s just you up there on […]

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How To Be A Great Speaker In The Digital Age

January 17, 2017

Welcome to the digital age! I’m pretty sure that by now just about all of us have one of those fancy smartphones in our pocket or purse. The world around us has definably changed and as speakers, we need to change with it. When I’m working with speakers who are just starting out, I’m always […]

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Three Pieces Make A Whole: The Art Of Creating A Speech That Works

January 10, 2017

When we are asked to give a speech, generally speaking our hearts start to beat just a little bit faster. We’re excited about being asked to share information that we know, and yet at the same time we dread the effort that is going to go into getting ready to give that speech because we […]

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The Best Way To Map Out Your Next Speech

January 3, 2017

Have you ever been asked to give a complicated speech? These are the speeches that have a lot of different ideas that all need to be covered if you want to have any chance of allowing your audience to understand the point that you are trying to make. When you sit down to create a […]

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Bad Things Happen And Speakers Need To Know How To Deal With Them

December 13, 2016

Let’s face it – speaking in public is a risky undertaking. Sure, we practice and we prepare; however, that doesn’t mean that despite the importance of public speaking things can’t still happen while we are giving our speech. Since we don’t run the world (yet!), as speakers we need to realize that we live in […]

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How You Can Become More Creative When You Create Speeches

December 6, 2016

The next time that I create a speech, because I know about the importance of public speaking, I want it to be the best speech that I’ve ever made. In order for this to happen, I’m going to have to be creative. This is where a bit of a challenge comes in – I’m not […]

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How To Train Your Brain To Create Great Speeches

November 29, 2016

Oh the thrill of being asked to give a speech! You come home all a twitter, thinking about the great things that you are planning on sharing with this audience. You can almost see them now, you’ve just finished your speech and because of the importance of public speaking they are standing up and clapping. […]

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How We Can Train Our Brain By Giving Speeches?

November 15, 2016

I, for one, would like to have a bigger brain. However, unlike deciding that I want to have bigger muscles, I don’t think that there is a “brain gym” anywhere near to where I live. What this means is that if I want to grow and develop my mental capabilities, then I’m going to have […]

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