What To Do When Your Speech Has Been Written For You

When we think about what makes a speech a good speech, I think that we can all agree that our ability to interject some life into a speech can go a long way to capturing our audience’s attention and allowing us to show the importance of public speaking. This is why when we are practicing … Read moreWhat To Do When Your Speech Has Been Written For You

How To Run A Meeting That Has Speakers

In all of the time and effort that we put into creating and preparing to present a speech, all too often we don’t spend enough time thinking about the one key feature that may have a very big impact on how our speech goes: the quality of the meeting that we’ll be speaking at. It … Read moreHow To Run A Meeting That Has Speakers

When Starting A Speech, It’s All About Nesting

During what part of your speech do you have the most power? A lot of speakers would say that it’s the last few minutes of their speech because if they’ve done their job then thanks to the importance of public speaking they now have the audience’s attention and what they say will be remembered after … Read moreWhen Starting A Speech, It’s All About Nesting

Your Shortest Speech

When we are asked to give a speech, we understand the importance of public speaking and so we generally plan on talking for somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the venue. However, that is not always the case. In fact, there is one type of speech that we may be called on to … Read moreYour Shortest Speech

3 Things That Every Speech MUST Have

Nobody ever said that building a speech was going to be easy, but sometimes it seems to be harder to do than other times. It is at times like this that we need to be able to take a step back and make sure that we really understand what we need to be including in … Read more3 Things That Every Speech MUST Have

Three Pieces Make A Whole: The Art Of Creating A Speech That Works

When we are asked to give a speech, generally speaking our hearts start to beat just a little bit faster. We’re excited about being asked to share information that we know, and yet at the same time we dread the effort that is going to go into getting ready to give that speech because we … Read moreThree Pieces Make A Whole: The Art Of Creating A Speech That Works

Designing The Perfect Speech

Hmm, “the perfect speech”, so just exactly what would that be? First off, it would be a speech that we would feel confident in giving – we’d take the stage and because of the importance of public speaking we would confidently tell our speech without ever losing our way. Our audience would be hanging on … Read moreDesigning The Perfect Speech

When It Comes To Making Your Speech Funny, Seconds Count…

With a little luck, we can all agree that adding some humor to your next speech will only make that speech that much better. However, one of the big unanswered questions is given the importance of public speaking just exactly where you should add your humor: at the beginning, in the middle, or at the … Read moreWhen It Comes To Making Your Speech Funny, Seconds Count…

How Public Speakers Can Give Longer Speeches

When we are first becoming speakers we spend our time trying to master the short speech. It might be a quick presentation during a meeting, an address to a group of workers, or even an executive briefing. This is how we first harness the benefits of public speaking. No matter what the setting is, the … Read moreHow Public Speakers Can Give Longer Speeches

3 Tips To Transform Your Next Speech Into An Experience For Your Audience

The great thing about public speaking is that just about everything that we are trying to do has been done before. When you get ready to give your next speech, listen to the voice of experience from other more accomplished speakers and use their guidance to transform your speech into a true experience for your … Read more3 Tips To Transform Your Next Speech Into An Experience For Your Audience