What Should You NOT Do With Your Hands When Giving A Speech?

Those darn hands of yours – whatever are we going to do with them? During your speech they can either help you to make your point by boosting the importance of public speaking or they can get in your way and act as a distraction for your audience. As speakers we can often find a … Read moreWhat Should You NOT Do With Your Hands When Giving A Speech?

How To Give A Speech When You Are Not The One Doing The Talking

They say that the world is getting smaller. I tend to believe that they are correct. However, there are still a lot of differences between here and there. When it comes to giving speeches, what this means is that there is a very good chance that at some point in the future you are going … Read moreHow To Give A Speech When You Are Not The One Doing The Talking

Public Speakers Do Better When They Lose The Script

If I asked you to do a perfect job for the next speech that you gave, what would you do differently? I’m willing to bet that at least one thing that you’d do is write out a script and use it to deliver your speech. We’d all do this – it’s the best way to … Read morePublic Speakers Do Better When They Lose The Script

How To Ruin A Business Speech: 2 Things You Must Never Do

Giving a speech in a business environment, specifically to a group of senior managers, can be one of the most difficult speeches that any of us will ever be called on to give. However, even this type of speech can be done smoothly and will allow you to be seen as an effective communicator if … Read moreHow To Ruin A Business Speech: 2 Things You Must Never Do

Public Speaking: How To Make The Teleprompter Your Best Friend

As public speakers, because we know the importance of public speaking, we try very hard to be as comfortable as we can be on a stage in front of an audience. If we try hard enough and get enough chances to speak to an audience (whom we hope have good listening skills), then we have … Read morePublic Speaking: How To Make The Teleprompter Your Best Friend

Why Public Speakers Should Always Use Notes

Do you use notes when you give a speech? As public speakers, we are always told by the “gurus” and self-help guides out there that we need to break ourselves of the habit of using notes. When we see highly polished public speakers deliver the speech that they’ve given a hundred times, we notice that … Read moreWhy Public Speakers Should Always Use Notes