How Can You Become More Persuasive In Your Next Speech?

The reason that we give a speech is to persuade an audience

So why do you even bother? Why go to all of the effort to give a speech? I mean, if you agree to give a speech you are really signing yourself up to pick a topic, do the research needed, write the speech, practice the speech, and then finally go to the effort of actually … Read moreHow Can You Become More Persuasive In Your Next Speech?

All About Those Hands – How To Use Gestures In Your Next Speech

When I’m working with speakers who want to become better, one of the questions that always seems to come up has to do with hands. Specifically, what they want to know is what should they be doing with their hands during a speech. I think that we all understand that if we’re not careful, our … Read moreAll About Those Hands – How To Use Gestures In Your Next Speech

The Power Of Being Able To Tell A Really Good Story

The ultimate goal for any of the speeches that we give is to have them be remembered. The real challenge for all of us is to find ways to leverage the importance of public speaking and make this happen. The good news is that there is a simple, time-tested method that can transform a ho-hum … Read moreThe Power Of Being Able To Tell A Really Good Story

2 Ways To Get Your Audience To DO SOMETHING!

I must confess: I do enjoy hearing myself speak. However, when I give a speech in addition to listening to myself talk, I want to convince my audience to actually do something based on the information that I have shared with them. It’s relatively easy to give a speech; despite the importance of public speaking … Read more2 Ways To Get Your Audience To DO SOMETHING!

3 Ways To Become A Strong Speaker

I’m sure that we’d all like to be a strong, confident speaker. The big question that we all face is just exactly how can we go about getting from where we are today to becoming the strong speaker that we’d all like to become? Nope, there’s no magic pill that will make this happen; however, … Read more3 Ways To Become A Strong Speaker

The 3 Keys To Telling A Good Story During A Speech

Once you’ve found a way to overcome the fear that we all feel when it comes to speaking in public, you move on to the next stage: wanting to become an effective speaker. I mean, as long as you are going to the effort, you may as well make it count! It turns out that … Read moreThe 3 Keys To Telling A Good Story During A Speech

Bad Business News: A Speech That Speakers Need To Be Able To Give

Being asked to give a speech is a great honor. Being asked to give a speech that is going to deliver bad news to part or all of business is not such an honor. However, in order to be a truly good speaker, this is exactly the type of speech that you need to be … Read moreBad Business News: A Speech That Speakers Need To Be Able To Give

“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