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 Speakers Learn The Secret To Talking About Themselves

The Challenges Of Speaking To Global Audiences

Speakers need to be careful about how they interact with global audiences

Speakers who will be speaking globally need to take the time to research how people greet and address each other in the country in which they will be speaking

Secrets To Moderating A Panel Session

The best panel sessions are the ones where good ideas are exchanged

The best panel sessions are the ones where good ideas are exchangedImage Credit: NHS Confederation As speakers, we are seen as being skillful at all types of speeches. Although we may generally see speaking as writing a speech and then getting up on a stage and delivering that speech, it turns out that due to … Read more Secrets To Moderating A Panel Session

How A Speaker Can Become A Speechwriter

If you give speeches, then you are qualified to write speeches

So you are a speaker. Congratulations. What’s your next step now? Have you ever thought about writing speeches for somebody else? I mean, you can write a pretty good speech for yourself, why not do it for somebody else? You might decide to do this simply because you are a nice person and you want … Read more How A Speaker Can Become A Speechwriter

How To Give A Speech That Will Connect With Your Audience

What do you have to do to make your next speech really work?

Let’s face it – sometimes our speeches just don’t “click” with our audience. We get up there, we deliver our speech, they hear what we have to say, but nobody is moved. Nobody is motivated. We really have not changed the world by giving this speech. We’ve not been able to show this audience the … Read more How To Give A Speech That Will Connect With Your Audience

How To Impress Your Next Audience

Yes, your audience heard you, but were they impressed?

Let’s face it – you are not the first presenter your audience has ever seen. In fact, they have probably seen lots of other presenters. However, you would like to be able to use the importance of public speaking to become the presenter that your audience remembers. You’d like this to happen if you are … Read more How To Impress Your Next Audience

Mastering The TED Talk

To do well, you need tips on how to be successful at TED

So of course, the first question is do you know what a TED talk is? I would suspect that most of us do by now. TED is an acronym that stands for technology, entertainment, and design. There is one big TED event each year at which all sorts of famous people come and present to … Read more Mastering The TED Talk

How Can You Write A Speech So That It Can Be Spoken?

Speakers need to understand how to get from page to stage

I’m hoping that we can all agree that in this world in which we live in, there are three types of writers out there. There are the writers who are able to write for the spoken word, writers who are able to write for the written word, and writers who are just flat out bad … Read more How Can You Write A Speech So That It Can Be Spoken?

What To Do When Your Mind Goes Blank

What to do when you can't think of what you want to say next

Let’s face it – because of the importance of public speaking, giving a speech involves a great deal of stress. This stress has a way of affecting each of us differently. However, there is one thing that can happen to any of us – our minds can go blank at exactly the wrong point in … Read more What To Do When Your Mind Goes Blank

Positioning Your Message So People Say Yes

When we speak, we really want to get a yes from our audience

Note: This week’s post has been written by Jeff Tippett. Jeff is an author, owner of a public affairs + communications firm and professional speaker. He’s an expert on persuasive communications. Before we look at some strategies to help you position your message for a favorable response, I encourage you to first look inside yourself. … Read more Positioning Your Message So People Say Yes