Why Your Stories Can’t Be All About You

Audiences are growing tired of the "my struggle, your lesson" talk

Congratulations – you’ve been asked to give a speech! As you sit down to use the importance of public speaking to pull this speech together, you decide that what this audience needs is one of your rousing “I overcame a mountain of obstacles” speech. Who doesn’t like that? They will be impressed with how successful … Read moreWhy Your Stories Can’t Be All About You

Custom Comedy Is How A Speaker Makes An Audience Laugh

I don’t think that any of us would disagree with the statement that “humor lends power to any speech.” If we want to make an audience laugh, it’s going to take three different things all working together so that our audience can realize the importance of public speaking. The first is, of course, us – … Read moreCustom Comedy Is How A Speaker Makes An Audience Laugh

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?

The Art Of Correctly Researching A Speech

When you are creating a speech, where does your content come from? I’ll go along with the thought that a lot of it comes from you – your views on the world, your experiences, your hopes and dreams. However, what about all of the other stuff? The parts of your speech that support all of … Read moreThe Art Of Correctly Researching A Speech

Basic Mistakes That Speakers Make

As speakers, we are always trying to get better at what we do because we know about the importance of public speaking. We may learn to do new things with our voice, our body, or the way that we tell stories during our speeches. However, on top of learning to do all of these new … Read moreBasic Mistakes That Speakers Make

3 Ways Twitter Can Make Your Next Speech Even Better

All too often when we are starting out a speech we’ll ask our audience to put away their cell phones so that they can pay attention to us. We believe in the importance of public speaking and so we don’t want our audience to be distracted by Facebook and Twitter, we want them to be … Read more3 Ways Twitter Can Make Your Next Speech Even Better

Speakers Need To Know How Host A Roast Without Becoming Toast

As though speaking in public isn’t tricky enough, then there is the roast. When we are asked to put on a roast for someone we find ourselves walking directly into a social minefield from which there appears to be no way out. If we do a poor job, then the audience will be bored and … Read moreSpeakers Need To Know How Host A Roast Without Becoming Toast

Speechwriting Magic: 3 Ways To Cast A Spell Over Your Audience

When you deliver a speech you stand up straight, you speak clearly, and you have fantastic eye contact. What more could anyone ask for? How about a speech that is both memorable and magical… Do Your Homework If you want to create a speech that will do the two most difficult things that any speaker … Read moreSpeechwriting Magic: 3 Ways To Cast A Spell Over Your Audience