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audience – The Accidental Communicator

Create Better Speeches By Becoming A Better Speech Editor

Get more out of your next speech by cutting more of it out

I can only speak for myself, but I can tell you that every word that I write when I’m putting together a speech is pure perfection. The words just flow together and create a seamless whole. The very idea of going back and editing one of my speeches after it has been written just seems … Read more

Using Words To Connect With Your Audience

If you want to connect with your audience, you'll need to learn how to use words

As speakers we often get a chance to hear other speakers present. Sometimes we’ll be memorized when a speaker puts on a show that captivates their audience. They are able to deliver a powerful speech for a number of reasons. Perhaps they have mastered the art of using body language. Maybe they used props that … Read more

When Giving A Speech, It’s All About First Impressions

In order to deliver a successful speech, you have to make a good first impression

As speakers, we know that if we want to give a good speech we need to take the time to prepare for it. This means that we need to create a theme for our speech, we need to create a great opening, work in some physical gestures, and include the proper amount of vocal variety. … Read more

What’s The Best Way To Give A Remote Presentation?

Times are changing and our presentations are becoming remote presentations

Welcome to our modern world where everything seems to be changing all the time! Back in the old days, we used to be able to show up at an event that consisted of a room filled with an audience. We’d take the stage, deliver a speech, interact with our audience, and then go home and … Read more

Tips For Delivering A Memorable Speech

The best speeches are the ones that will be remembered for a long time

So why do you give speeches? Is it to give you a chance to hear yourself speak? I’m guessing the answer to that question is no. The reason that most of us give speeches is because we want to use the importance of public speaking to have an impact on our audience. What we really … Read more

Does The Title Of Your Speech Really Matter?

It turns out that having an enticing title makes your speech better

So just exactly what is a title? It is how we choose to introduce our speech to the world. This is how we go about luring an audience into wanting to hear what we have to say. However, despite just how important a part of your speech you title is, all too often speakers overlook … Read more

How Shy People Can Become Good Public Speakers

The trick is to find ways to become comfortable with your audience

Ok, so let’s face it. Not everyone is cut out to be the next Tony Robbins. The thought of launching yourself onto a stage, grabbing the microphone and then delivering a speech is enough to cause many people to shrink away and desperately go looking for something, anything, else to do. However, it turns out … Read more

The Art Of Writing A Speech For Someone Else

The next step in speaking is when you start to write for someone else

Many times when I’m talking with speakers they want to know what the next step is. They have been giving speeches for a while and they believe that they understand the importance of public speaking. They have been getting better at connecting with their audience, and although they may still have room for improvement they … Read more

Speakers Learn The Secret To Talking About Themselves

It turns out that your story is really about the people who have made you you

Let’s face it – the most interesting story that you have to tell is the one that you tell about yourself. At some point in time during your speaking career, you will undoubtedly be asked to give a speech about yourself. Now the good news here is that you are not going to have to … Read more

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