The Structure Of A Speech: Two Things You Gotta Have

June 20, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!If you were going to build a person, just exactly how would you go about doing it? You’d probably start with a head, add some arms, a rib cage, some hips, some legs and toss in a couple of feet […]

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How To Deal With Difficult Speaking Circumstances

June 13, 2017

Quick question for you: when you are practicing a speech, do you rehearse at home in front of a mirror? If you do, then first off – good for you. Next, that’s probably the easiest speech that you’ll ever give. You have an audience of one (you) who knows about the importance of public speaking […]

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When Speaking, Sometimes It’s What You Don’t Say That Matters Most

June 6, 2017

As people who give speeches and who know about the importance of public speaking, you wouldn’t think that we’d all be scared of the same thing, but by in large we are. It turns out that people who talk a lot are more often than not scared of the same thing: silence. We just hate […]

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When Speaking, It’s All About The Eyes

May 23, 2017

One of the most difficult things for a speaker to realize when we are giving a speech is what will not be controlling the impact of our speech. We spend so much time working on exactly what words we want to say and then we seem to spend just as much time working on the […]

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How To Write A Speech Like Abe Lincoln Did

May 16, 2017

When it comes time to write your next speech, will you be trying to copy anyone’s style? I think in most cases the answer is no. We’re just trying to write the best speech that we can. However, because so many other people have written so many great speeches, maybe we should take the time […]

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How To Write Speeches For Important People

May 9, 2017

As speakers, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can do a better job the next time that we deliver a speech. We worry about how our voice sounds, what we’re doing with our hands, and if the people in the back of the room can hear us. However, this all gets […]

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The Difference Between How Boys And Girls Speak

May 2, 2017

Do you speak like a girl or like a boy? It turns out that how you speak may have very little to do with the gender selection that you received at birth. Way back in the past, people tended to think that everyone pretty much spoke the same way. Over time people started to understand […]

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Going From Being A Good Speechwriter To Being A Great Speechwriter

April 25, 2017

If you want to be a good speaker, then you are going to have to deliver good speeches. Good speeches start by being writing well so that we can show people the importance of public speaking. I can only speak for myself, but I’ve never had any formal training in exactly how one should go […]

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How To Capture And Hold An Audience’s Attention

April 18, 2017

If we can all agree that this giving of speeches stuff takes a lot of effort on our parts in order to share the importance of public speaking with our audience, then perhaps we should all try to agree on just exactly what our goal should be when we give a speech? In my opinion, […]

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The Correct Way To Start A Speech When You Are Battling Nerves

April 4, 2017

I got a great note from one of the subscribers to The Accidental Communicator newsletter the other day. He was asking how he could improve his speaking ability. He felt that he understood the importance of public speaking and once he got warmed up, he was a pretty good speaker. However, when he was starting […]

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