The Power Of Adding A Song To Your Next Speech

November 8, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Let me be honest with you: I cannot sing. Nope, not a note. If I started singing, you’d start to leave the room. However, just because I can’t sing does not mean that you should not be considering adding a […]

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What Should You NOT Do With Your Hands When Giving A Speech?

November 1, 2016

Those darn hands of yours – whatever are we going to do with them? During your speech they can either help you to make your point by boosting the importance of public speaking or they can get in your way and act as a distraction for your audience. As speakers we can often find a […]

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All About Those Hands – How To Use Gestures In Your Next Speech

October 25, 2016

When I’m working with speakers who want to become better, one of the questions that always seems to come up has to do with hands. Specifically, what they want to know is what should they be doing with their hands during a speech. I think that we all understand that if we’re not careful, our […]

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A Speech Without Enthusiasm Is Not Really A Speech

October 18, 2016

As speakers, we believe in the importance of public speaking and we want the next speech that we give to be well received by our audience. Our constant challenge is finding ways to make this happen. We’ll spend a lot of time trying to get our words right, our PowerPoint slides right, and we might […]

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Creating A Speech That Works From The Ground Up

October 11, 2016

When you are asked to give a speech, what is the first thing that you do when you sit down to create the speech? Do you spend time thinking about the overall body the speech that you want to give? Do you focus on how you’ll want to wrap things up? Does your mind go […]

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Designing The Perfect Speech

October 4, 2016

Hmm, “the perfect speech”, so just exactly what would that be? First off, it would be a speech that we would feel confident in giving – we’d take the stage and because of the importance of public speaking we would confidently tell our speech without ever losing our way. Our audience would be hanging on […]

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First Things First: How To Start A Speech

September 27, 2016

Creating a speech is something that I think that all of us put a lot of time into because we understand the importance of public speaking. When we’ve been asked to make a presentation, we take our responsibility seriously and we try to do all of the things that we know that we should do: […]

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New Book: Tools Speakers Need In Order To Give The Perfect Speech

September 20, 2016

As speakers, we want to create the best speech that we can. In order to do this we can make use of a large number of tools that are available. However, we first have to know about the tools that we have access to and then we need to know how to go about using […]

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How To Become A Speaker Who Is An Online Leader

September 20, 2016

Remember the old days? Those were the days when we’d write a speech, travel to where we were going to be giving it, wait for our time to talk, get up on stage and deliver our speech, and then drive home? Well, welcome to the 21st Century. Now that so much can be done online, […]

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A Different Way To Do Presentations: Prezi

September 13, 2016

Every presentation that we give is an opportunity for us to use the importance of public speaking tocapture our audience’s imagination and get them to believe in whatever we are telling them about. However, making this happen seems to becoming harder and harder. I’m not sure why, but the arrival of cell phones with big […]

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