The Secret To Delivering A Great Speech: Keep It Simple!

Let’s face it, creating and delivering a memorable speech requires a great deal of effort. It sure seems as though if we’re going to take the time to do this, we may as well try to make the greatest impact possible. Although you may have read books or seen people talking about how to give … Read more The Secret To Delivering A Great Speech: Keep It Simple!

Public Speakers Can Learn From Lawyers

All too often we like to make fun of lawyers – from telling lawyer jokes to laughing at those very bad late night TV commercials that they run. However, if we step back for a minute, we need to realize that a key part of the job of being a lawyer is to give speeches … Read more Public Speakers Can Learn From Lawyers

The Importance of Making a Great First Impression With Your Audience

Note: This article has been written by Philip J Reed on behalf of DexOne, creating small business marketing solutions. We all know about the importance of public speaking, but did you know that people size you up from the moment they see you? It’s not about being judgmental — at least not on purpose (in … Read more The Importance of Making a Great First Impression With Your Audience

Getting To Great – How Great Speakers Are Made

I’m pretty sure that it would be safe to say that we’d all like to become better public speakers. The challenge that we face is that nobody is just exactly sure how to make this happen. I’d like to be able to tell you that because of the importance of public speaking, it’s easy to … Read more Getting To Great – How Great Speakers Are Made

Connect With Your Audience By Using Enthusiasm

How many times have you gone to hear a speaker only to be disappointed? What was it that made you disappointed? I’m willing to bet that at least part of the problem was that they were a boring speaker – you didn’t need to have great listening skills to discover that they didn’t grab and … Read more Connect With Your Audience By Using Enthusiasm

Boost Your Next Speech By Adding Enthusiasm

How many times have you gone to hear a speaker only to be disappointed? What was it that made you disappointed? I’m willing to bet that at least part of the problem was that they were a boring speaker – you didn’t need to have great listening skills to discover that they didn’t grab and … Read more Boost Your Next Speech By Adding Enthusiasm

The Best Way To Not Give A Boring Speech? Enthusiasm!

How many times have you gone to hear a speaker only to be disappointed? What was it that made you disappointed? I’m willing to bet that at least part of the problem was that they were a boring speaker – you didn’t need to have great listening skills to discover that they didn’t grab and … Read more The Best Way To Not Give A Boring Speech? Enthusiasm!

Hey Speaker, Do You Really Want Your Body To Be Saying That?

I’m sure that you’ve heard this before, but your audience is sizing you up once they lay eyes on you. Sure, we hope that they have good listening skills, but this may not matter. You’ve got somewhere in the neighborhood of about 30 seconds or so to make a good first impression. It’s not just … Read more Hey Speaker, Do You Really Want Your Body To Be Saying That?

Does Your Audience Like The Way That You Move Speaker?

This giving a speech thing is hard to do! Think of all of the various things that you need to do at the same time: remember the words that you want to say, keep eye contact with your audience, keep your hands at your sides, maximize your audience’s listening skills, etc. Oh yeah, there’s one … Read more Does Your Audience Like The Way That You Move Speaker?

When Disaster Strikes: 3 Ways To Avoid A Crash While Speaking

Welcome to the real world – things happen. Specially, things happen while you are delivering a speech. Bad things, things that can really screw up your speech. Fire alarms go off, the power fails, a projector bulb quits, your laptop decides to eat itself, etc. What’s a speaker to do? You Need To Have A … Read more When Disaster Strikes: 3 Ways To Avoid A Crash While Speaking