Speakers Need To Give A Speech, Not Have A Conversation

Caption: Conversations have their place and it's not as a part of a speech

When you stand up in front of an audience to give a speech, something happens to you. You are transformed from just another person who happens to be in the room into the person that everyone is going to be listening to. What’s interesting about this transformation is that it has to have an impact … Read moreSpeakers Need To Give A Speech, Not Have A Conversation

How To Give A Keynote That Will Be Remembered

In the world of public speaking, being asked to deliver a keynote speech is sorta the best that we can all hope to do. A keynote speech reflects the importance of public speaking and is the one speech that everyone attended the meeting to hear. If you are asked to give this speech, then you … Read moreHow To Give A Keynote That Will Be Remembered

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 moreThe Importance of Making a Great First Impression With Your Audience

You CAN Learn To Speak Like President Obama

Who do you think is the greatest communicator of all time? For most of us, we’d pick someone who has lived in the last 100 years because that’s pretty much all that we know. We’ve had some great ones in this time period: Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, etc. However, if I had to pick … Read moreYou CAN Learn To Speak Like President Obama

Size Matters – Shaping Your Speech To Match Your Audience

Have you ever heard the expression “one size fits all“? I’m not sure what this phrase was invented to describe, but I can tell you that it sure wasn’t public speaking. Something that too many public speakers don’t realize is that you need to create different speeches for different size audiences. There is no such … Read moreSize Matters – Shaping Your Speech To Match Your Audience

Back To Basics: Presentation Tips 101

So perhaps you’ve had the opportunity to do some public speaking in the past, shucks maybe this is how you are currently making your living. As with all things that we’ve done a few (or many) times, we have a tendency to start to become just a little bit, how shall I say this, complacent? … Read moreBack To Basics: Presentation Tips 101