Use Stories To Inspire, Motivate, and Educate Your Audience

Ideas are wrapped in stories that catch on

Any time that we give a speech, we want to find a way to ensure that that our speech makes an impact on our audience. We want to be able to use the importance of public speaking to capture our audience’s imagination, have them pay attention to what we are saying, and with a little … Read more Use Stories To Inspire, Motivate, and Educate Your Audience

Working More Of You Into Your Next Speech

You can be so familiar to yourself that you become invisible

You can be so familiar to yourself that you become invisibleImage Credit: Teeejayy As speakers we’d all like to be able to give speeches that captivate and interest our audiences – that’s what the importance of public speaking is all about. However, the challenge that we have every time that we sit down to write … Read more Working More Of You Into Your Next Speech

Good Speaking Is All About Having The Right Notes

If you can use smart notes, then you can maintain a good connection with your audience

Every time that you have a chance to give a speech, you want it to turn out well. You’d like to be able to walk off of the stage feeling good about the speech that you gave and because of the importance of public speaking the impact that it had on your audience. In order … Read more Good Speaking Is All About Having The Right Notes

Picking What You Will Talk About

Here’s how to brainstorm for your next speech topic

I’d like to be able to tell you that every time that you get asked to give a speech, you’ll be told what the people running the show want you to talk about. However, as is the case with all such things in real life, it never seems to work out this way. Instead, somebody … Read more Picking What You Will Talk About

The Power, And Peril, Of Using Data In A Speech

Data can be be a powerful part of a speech, but you need to be careful how you use it

When we give a speech, one of our goals for giving the speech is to find a way to use the importance of public speaking to convince our audience about something. In order to sway their opinion, we often go looking for data that will support the point that we are trying to make. Although … Read more The Power, And Peril, Of Using Data In A Speech

Speakers Need To Know When Too Much Is Too Much

Data is wonderful, but you need to learn to show, not tell when using statistics

Don’t get me wrong – data is a wonderful thing. However, as speakers we need to be very careful when we encounter data that we want to share with our audience. It can be too easy to just back the truck up and dump a lot of facts and figures onto our audience with the … Read more Speakers Need To Know When Too Much Is Too Much

What’s Your Passion Speaker?

There are leaders, and then there are inspiring leaders. Leaders do an ok job of telling people to do what they need them to do, Inspiring leaders make people want to do what they tell them about. There is a very big difference. Inspiring leaders very clearly are completely passionate about what they are talking … Read more What’s Your Passion Speaker?

Tips For How To Get Your Ideas To Spread

Creating, practicing, and delivering a speech is not an easy thing to do. However, as long as we are going to the effort of doing such a thing there has to be a reason. There has to be some sort of motivation greater than the importance of public speaking for us to make the effort, … Read more Tips For How To Get Your Ideas To Spread

3 Ways That A Speaker Can Be Remembered

I’m a bit hesitant about sharing this piece of information that I’ve stumbled across with you. It turns out that a long time ago (1885), researchers discovered that when you tell someone something, despite the importance of public speaking, 70% of them will forget what you told them within one day. It gets even worse: … Read more 3 Ways That A Speaker Can Be Remembered

3 Secrets To Telling A Great Story

Babe Ruth was great at baseball. Michael Jordan was fantastic at basketball. Joe Namath was a master of the game of U.S. football. As public speakers we’d like to be known as being the best at what we do. All of these sports stars had talents that made them better than everyone else. Guess what … Read more 3 Secrets To Telling A Great Story