Challenges Technical People Face When Speaking

Technical people have to learn to leave their comfort zone when giving speeches

For some odd reason, technical people seem to have a deep set fear of speaking in pubic. Now I’m a technical person, so I feel a personal linkage to this issue. Where does this problem come from? I think that the problem originates from the fact that people who have dived into a technical field … Read moreChallenges Technical People Face When Speaking

What Communication Strategy Will You Use In Your Next Speech?

So why are you planning on going to the effort of delivering your next speech? I mean it sure seems like a lot of effort to create the speech, practice it, and then go through the stress of actually giving it. If you want to create a message that is going to impact your audience … Read moreWhat Communication Strategy Will You Use In Your Next Speech?

The Speaker Whisperer – What A Dog Can Teach Us About Public Speaking

In our quest to become better speakers, we are always looking for both feedback and mentors who can show us the way. I know that I’ve looked high and low for folks who have skills that are better than mine and who are willing to take the time to show me how I can be … Read moreThe Speaker Whisperer – What A Dog Can Teach Us About Public Speaking

Could Man’s Best Friend Also Be His Best Speaking Mentor?

In our quest to become better speakers, we are always looking for both feedback and mentors who can show us the way. I know that I’ve looked high and low for folks who have skills that are better than mine and who are willing to take the time to show me how I can be … Read moreCould Man’s Best Friend Also Be His Best Speaking Mentor?

It’s A Dog’s Life: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Public Speaking

In our quest to become better speakers, we are always looking for both feedback and mentors who can show us the way. I know that I’ve looked high and low for folks who have skills that are better than mine and who are willing to take the time to show me how I can be … Read moreIt’s A Dog’s Life: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Public Speaking

Secrets To Successful Speaking That My Dog Has Taught Me

In our quest to become better speakers, we are always looking for both feedback and mentors who can show us the way. I know that I’ve looked high and low for folks who have skills that are better than mine and who are willing to take the time to show me how I can be … Read moreSecrets To Successful Speaking That My Dog Has Taught Me

It’s All About The Nonverbal, Presenter

So we stand up, walk to the front of the room, and start our presentation. All too often, we seem to think that we are the only conversation going on in the room at any given time. It turns out that we’re wrong – there’s a whole lot of nonverbal stuff going on between us … Read moreIt’s All About The Nonverbal, Presenter

How To Use Your Mental TV To Memorize A Speech (or Anything)

Back when I was in school, I was taking mainly technical courses and I got to be pretty good at them. The routine was pretty much the same for each class: learn the formula, work some problems to practice using the formula, take a test and show that you know how to use the formula. … Read moreHow To Use Your Mental TV To Memorize A Speech (or Anything)

“Once Upon A Time…” – The Role Of Storytelling In Business Communication

By Dr. Jim Anderson In the eternal quest to communicate better and have our message “stick” with our audience, a powerful tool is often overlooked by us technical types. A good story, told at the right time, in the right way, to the right audience can have a lasting effect that can transform an organization. … Read more“Once Upon A Time…” – The Role Of Storytelling In Business Communication

I Hear Your Body Talking…

So you’ve been given the chance to talk to the big people. Or maybe to important customers. Or maybe just to a group of new hires, it doesn’t really matter — you can blow any of these opportunities if you aren’t aware of what your body is saying. In fact, in certain circumstances, if you … Read moreI Hear Your Body Talking…