What Is The Message Hidden In Your Stories?

Sure your speech has stories, but what is the message that is hidden in them?

Most speakers understand that if they can work a story or two into their next speech they’ll have a better chance of both capturing and holding onto their audience’s attention. What a lot of us don’t realize is that often times the stories that we are so good at telling all have a common theme … Read moreWhat Is The Message Hidden In Your Stories?

Creating A Clear Message For Your Next Speech

If you are going to be willing to go to the effort of creating, practicing, and then delivering a speech, you may as well make sure that your audience experiences the importance of public speaking and understands you. What’s it going to take in order to make this happen? For one thing, the speech that … Read moreCreating A Clear Message For Your Next Speech

How To Be A Successful Presenter

Let’s face it, making a presentation is a lot of effort. When we agree to make a presentation just exactly what are we signing up for? We understand the importance of public speaking and so we’ll spend one, two, four, twelve hours on speech research, creation, and practice not to mention the effort of actually … Read moreHow To Be A Successful Presenter

How Do You Write A Speech For An Important Person?

Not every speech that we create will be delivered by us. As you get better and better at this speech writing thing, what you may discover is that other people start to reach out to you. They’ve heard your speeches and they like what you’ve said. These people may be important people who cause things … Read moreHow Do You Write A Speech For An Important Person?

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

Get Your Audience’s Attention By Bragging, Just Don’t Be A Jerk About It

As a speaker, we have an obligation when we are starting our speech to find a way to use the importance of public speaking to capture our audience’s attention. What we need to do is to convince them that what we are about to tell them is actually important enough for them to spend the … Read moreGet Your Audience’s Attention By Bragging, Just Don’t Be A Jerk About It

5 Tips For Delivering Bad News the Right Way

As with all things in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to deliver bad news to an audience. When we find ourselves in a position where we’ve been asked to be the ones to deliver bad news, the people who are asking us to do this have the expectation that we … Read more5 Tips For Delivering Bad News the Right Way

Just How Handy Of A Public Speaker Are You?

There you are: you are on stage and you are giving your speech. You are about half way through your speech when you detect that your audience is being distracted by something. Don’t they know about the importance of public speaking – they should be listening to you! You are not quite sure what it … Read moreJust How Handy Of A Public Speaker Are You?

3 Secrets For Connecting With Your Next Audience

We don’t just give a speech for the fun of it – there is always a reason for it. Creating, practicing, and then delivering a speech is hard work and the reason that we’re willing to do all of this work is because we believe in the importance of public speaking and truly think that … Read more3 Secrets For Connecting With Your Next Audience

3 Quick Ways To Take The Humor Out Of Any Speech

If you are like most speakers, you are always looking for ways to add some humor to your next speech. That is always a great idea; however, did you know that some of the things that you may be planning on doing could actually be making it much harder for your audience to laugh during … Read more3 Quick Ways To Take The Humor Out Of Any Speech