How To Host A Panel Session That Won’t Put Your Audience To Sleep

Your panel sessions have to be interesting or else...

The next time that you are asked to host a panel session, are you going to be ready? We all understand the importance of public speaking and as speakers what we need to do in order to both grab and then keep the attention of our audience. However, with a panel session, even if you … Read more How To Host A Panel Session That Won’t Put Your Audience To Sleep

The Importance Of Creating Modular Speeches

Things change and so you need to have speech modules

As a speaker, we control the world when we are on a stage. Unless there is somebody with a big hook waiting for us offstage, while we are speaking time stands still and our audience only has ears for us as we share the importance of public speaking. However, the biggest problem that we all … Read more The Importance Of Creating Modular Speeches

How A Speaker Can Moderate A Panel Discussion

A panel discussion is all about finding a way to exchange ideas

For some odd and strange reason, people seem to think that just because we can do a good job of giving a speech we’d also be able to moderate a panel discussion. You know what I’m talking about: one of those events where you get a group of people up on a stage and have … Read more How A Speaker Can Moderate A Panel Discussion

Good Speaking Is All About Having The Right Notes

If you can use smart notes, then you can maintain a good connection with your audience

Every time that you have a chance to give a speech, you want it to turn out well. You’d like to be able to walk off of the stage feeling good about the speech that you gave and because of the importance of public speaking the impact that it had on your audience. In order … Read more Good Speaking Is All About Having The Right Notes

What’s The Best Way To Start A Speech?

Your best chance to capture an audience happens in the start of a speech

When we are creating a speech, we’ve got a lot of work to do in order to capture the importance of public speaking. There’s the opening, the middle, and the ending. Each one of these parts is important. However, we might be able to say that the opening is just a little bit more important … Read more What’s The Best Way To Start A Speech?

Keys To Creating A Great Speech

Make sure that your speech has a central message for your audience

Nobody ever said that giving a speech was going to be something that would be easy to do, but sometimes it sure seems like it is a lot harder than it should be. What makes creating a speech so hard to do is what we want the speech to do for us: we want to … Read more Keys To Creating A Great Speech

How Speakers Can Seduce Their Audience

If you want to connect with your audience, then you have to start by seducing them

So how do you feel about your audience? Do you like them? Maybe we can take this one step further – do you love them? Do you want them to love you? When you consider the fact that your audience probably has never met you before, this might seem like a bit of a stretch … Read more How Speakers Can Seduce Their Audience

How To Grab Attention And Never Let It Go

In order to grab attention you need to become more charismatic

It takes a lot of effort to create a speech. You have to write it, practice it, and eventually deliver it. As long as we are going to all of this effort and because of the importance of public speaking, it sure seems as though we should also be trying to find ways to grab … Read more How To Grab Attention And Never Let It Go

A Speaker’s Best Friend And Worst Enemy: The Microphone

A microphone is a powerful tool, but you have to know how to use it

How good of yeller are you? I mean, if you were giving a speech in a really big room that was crowded with people, could you yell your speech loud enough to make sure that even the people in the back could hear what you were saying? If you are like me, you might be … Read more A Speaker’s Best Friend And Worst Enemy: The Microphone

Speakers Need To Know When Too Much Is Too Much

Data is wonderful, but you need to learn to show, not tell when using statistics

Don’t get me wrong – data is a wonderful thing. However, as speakers we need to be very careful when we encounter data that we want to share with our audience. It can be too easy to just back the truck up and dump a lot of facts and figures onto our audience with the … Read more Speakers Need To Know When Too Much Is Too Much