Apps For Speakers: Which Ones Are Best For You?

Welcome to the 21st Century! Even as we enter into what appears to be an almost all-digital age, it turns out that the art of being able to give a speech to an audience is still in high demand and people still appreciate the importance of public speaking. What we need to learn how to … Read moreApps For Speakers: Which Ones Are Best For You?

How To Move Beyond PowerPoint For Visual Aids

In most cases, when we give a speech we like to show up with some visual aids. When it comes time to make visual aids, I am more than willing to admit that I’ll turn to PowerPoint and get busy. Why not? I know how to use PowerPoint and I must have made about a … Read moreHow To Move Beyond PowerPoint For Visual Aids

Creating A Speech That Works From The Ground Up

When you are asked to give a speech, what is the first thing that you do when you sit down to create the speech? Do you spend time thinking about the overall body the speech that you want to give? Do you focus on how you’ll want to wrap things up? Does your mind go … Read moreCreating A Speech That Works From The Ground Up

A Different Way To Do Presentations: Prezi

Every presentation that we give is an opportunity for us to use the importance of public speaking tocapture our audience’s imagination and get them to believe in whatever we are telling them about. However, making this happen seems to becoming harder and harder. I’m not sure why, but the arrival of cell phones with big … Read moreA Different Way To Do Presentations: Prezi

How To Use Slides During A Presentation

Pick up just about any book that you find at the store about how to become a better speaker and you’ll probably find a chapter (or two!) that talk about the dangers of using PowerPoint or Keynote slides as a part of your next speech. I agree that there are a lot of different things … Read moreHow To Use Slides During A Presentation

From The Mouths Of Babes…

As public speakers who have been doing this for awhile, it can be easy to get lost in the details. We spend our time trying to work more humor into our speeches as we create them, we carefully study our body language in order to determine what we’ll telling our audience, and we practice making … Read moreFrom The Mouths Of Babes…

Don’t Screw Up Your Next Webinar: 3 Mistakes To Avoid

In some ways delivering a webinar can be easier than giving a speech. I mean, you don’t have to worry about that eye contact thing and your body language won’t be much of an issue. However, in a lot of other ways it can actually be much harder to do. What’s most important is that … Read moreDon’t Screw Up Your Next Webinar: 3 Mistakes To Avoid

6 Tips For Making PowerPoint Work With Your Next Speech, Not Against It

How many times have you been asked to give a speech and the way that you got ready for it was to sit down and create a whole bunch of PowerPoint (or Keynote) slides? Yep, I’ve done the same thing. Hopefully we all know that a speech is really so much more than just a … Read more6 Tips For Making PowerPoint Work With Your Next Speech, Not Against It

Speaker Tools: 3 Ways to Use Prezi Big Pictures to Make a Big Impression

    Editor’s Note: The following article (with a few edits by me!) comes via Jim Harvey is a presentation skills coach and blogger based in the U.K. Jim’s nuts about the prezi tool presentation tool and he’s going to tell you how you can use it to make your next presentation better…   A … Read moreSpeaker Tools: 3 Ways to Use Prezi Big Pictures to Make a Big Impression

Stop! Public Speakers Need To Step Away From The PowerPoint…

When somebody asks you to give a speech do you start thinking about the PowerPoint (or Keynote for you Mac users) slides that you’ll have to create? Do you ask the person how long the speech needs to be just in order to determine how many slides that you’ll need to make? Stop! Maybe it’s … Read moreStop! Public Speakers Need To Step Away From The PowerPoint…