How To Speak To A Global Audience

A global audience is very different from your normal audience

As speakers we understand the importance of public speaking and so we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about what we want to say in our next speech. We’ll worry about what words to use, how we should stand when we are on stage, and the importance of making good eye contact with … Read moreHow To Speak To A Global Audience

When Giving A Speech, It’s All About Structure

Ok public speaker, what is the most important part of a speech? Is it what you do with your hands? Is it the amount of eye contact that you are able to achieve during a speech? Is it the clever dance moves that you’ve worked into the half-way point in your speech to show off … Read moreWhen Giving A Speech, It’s All About Structure

How To Make Your Next Speech Unforgettable

In order for the effort that we put into creating and delivering a speech to all be worth it, we need to get something out of the presentation. Yes, if you are being paid to speak, then you are getting something, but even then we speakers want more. What we want is for our audience … Read moreHow To Make Your Next Speech Unforgettable

The Secret Of How To Use A Story In A Speech

As public speakers it seems like we’ve been told forever that using stories as a part of our speech is a powerful tool. Stories are part of the importance of public speaking. However, what’s been missing from this advice is just exactly how to go about using stories in our speech. I mean, do stories … Read moreThe Secret Of How To Use A Story In A Speech

How Public Speakers Can Deal With A Lost Train Of Thought

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting older or if there is some other reason for it, but more than once when I’ve been about half-way through a speech, I’ve lost my train of thought. I mean it was just there – I knew what I wanted to say and then poof – it … Read moreHow Public Speakers Can Deal With A Lost Train Of Thought

Why A Public Speaker’s Favorite Number Is 3

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to create and deliver a speech with very little time to prepare for it. Sure, if we had all of the time in the world we could craft a fantastically worded speech and then practice, practice, practice until we were able to deliver it perfectly. … Read moreWhy A Public Speaker’s Favorite Number Is 3

Speakers Know That To Be Understand, You Need To Use Analogies

I don’t know about you, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself in a situation in which I needed to share some information with my audience that was too big, or too strange for them to be able to grasp it. What’s a speaker to do? I knew that if I … Read moreSpeakers Know That To Be Understand, You Need To Use Analogies

Speakers Need To Use A Hook To Catch Their Audience’s Attention

When you start a speech, you know that the first few words that come out of your mouth have to be interesting to your audience. However, I’m going to take that thought one step further – your first words have to “hook” your audience’s interest. What you say has to catch them off guard, has … Read moreSpeakers Need To Use A Hook To Catch Their Audience’s Attention

Speaker Alert: Make Me Laugh — Or Else

Stop. How funny was the last speech that you gave? What – you were talking about how best to diversify a 401k basket of investments in order to incorporate more foreign exchange funds & there’s nothing funny about that? Wrong. You’re not trying hard enough. Stop being not funny. Learn To Be Funny From A … Read moreSpeaker Alert: Make Me Laugh — Or Else