So here’s an interesting question for you: could you drive your car if it didn’t have any mirrors. I’m thinking that the answer would be yes, but boy-o-boy would we all be nervous as we first backed up, and then headed off down the road. We’d have no idea what was behind us or what … Read more Do You Know What Your Speaker Blind Spot Is?
As speakers, we really don’t have all that many tools that we can work with to show the importance of public speaking when we are delivering a speech to an audience. Sure we have our voice and some body language, but is there anything else that we can use to give some impact to our … Read more The Stage Is Your Friend
There are leaders, and then there are inspiring leaders. Leaders do an ok job of telling people to do what they need them to do, Inspiring leaders make people want to do what they tell them about. There is a very big difference. Inspiring leaders very clearly are completely passionate about what they are talking … Read more What’s Your Passion Speaker?
When we are asked to give a speech, we understand the importance of public speaking and so we generally plan on talking for somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the venue. However, that is not always the case. In fact, there is one type of speech that we may be called on to … Read more Your Shortest Speech
Every time we stand in front of an audience, we are filled with the hope that we are going to be able to connect with our audience and get our message across to them – this is what the , importance of public speaking is all about. However, this does not always happen. When it … Read more 3 Reasons Why Speakers Fail
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 more Public Speaking: How To Make The Teleprompter Your Best Friend
Dr. Jim Anderson investigates how a speaker can persuade an audience to take action. Dr. Anderson reveals the secrets that you can use during your next speech to get your audience to agree that there is a problem that they need to take action to fix. To get more tips and techniques for creating and … Read more Video: Persuade An Audience Using 3 Secrets Used By Presenters
We can talk about how to give better speeches until we’re blue in the face, but in the end it’s what we see that will really change how we give speeches. With that thought in mind I’d like to share with you a critique of a keynote speech that I had a chance to see … Read more Real Life Speaking Lessons: Learning From A Keynote
Editor’s Note: This article has been selected to be included in Angela DeFinis’ “Public Speaking and the Holidays” Blog Carnival. If you aren’t familiar with blog carnivals, they are a compilation of blog posts from numerous authors on a given topic that are housed on a central blog. Enjoy this article and be sure to … Read more Don’t Toast The Holidays: How Presenters Can Give A Toast Without Toasting A Relationship
The purpose of giving any speech is to be able to reach out and connect with your audience. No matter whether you are trying to inform them, entertain them, or convince them to take some action, none of this can be done unless you are able to make a connection with them. What you say … Read more Speaker: You Are What You Wear!