How A Speaker Should Accept An Award

There is a right way and a wrong way to accept an award

We all like to to be recognized for our accomplishments. What this means is that when we have done something that is memorable, people like to give us awards to celebrate our accomplishments. These are fantastic times – in front of our coworkers, peers, and potentially even our family members and friends, we get to … Read more How A Speaker Should Accept An Award

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

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

How To Give A 25 Second Speech (Speech Included)

I had an opportunity to attend the IEEE USA annual meeting which was held in Portland, Oregon this year. I was there because I was going to be receiving an award. Now I always like to receive awards; however, just before I left to travel to Portland I got an email that explained the details … Read more How To Give A 25 Second Speech (Speech Included)

Speakers Need To Be Ready When They Win An Award

As speakers we prepare and practice for all kinds of speaking situations: equipment failures, hecklers, unforeseen events, etc. We are all working all the time to become as good as Tony Robbins is. However, where I see more and more speakers screwing up is the one place where it should be easy for them to … Read more Speakers Need To Be Ready When They Win An Award