How Shy People Can Become Good Public Speakers

The trick is to find ways to become comfortable with your audience

Ok, so let’s face it. Not everyone is cut out to be the next Tony Robbins. The thought of launching yourself onto a stage, grabbing the microphone and then delivering a speech is enough to cause many people to shrink away and desperately go looking for something, anything, else to do. However, it turns out … Read more

The Art Of Writing A Speech For Someone Else

The next step in speaking is when you start to write for someone else

Many times when I’m talking with speakers they want to know what the next step is. They have been giving speeches for a while and they believe that they understand the importance of public speaking. They have been getting better at connecting with their audience, and although they may still have room for improvement they … Read more

How To Create A Great Speech

You can create a great speech, you just have to know how to do it

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if every speech that we gave was a great speech? I mean we can almost picture our audience standing up once we were done and giving us a standing ovation. That would truly be magic to our ears. Now, this is a great concept, but just exactly how should we go … Read more

How To Prepare For Very Important Speeches

When we have to give a very important speech, we need to prepare well

So let’s all agree on something: not all speeches that we give are the same. Some speeches we give are just being delivered because we promised somebody that we’d get up there and give a speech. However, then there are the other speeches. These are the ones that are very important. It may be our … Read more

Speakers Learn The Secret To Talking About Themselves

It turns out that your story is really about the people who have made you you

Let’s face it – the most interesting story that you have to tell is the one that you tell about yourself. At some point in time during your speaking career, you will undoubtedly be asked to give a speech about yourself. Now the good news here is that you are not going to have to … Read more

How A Speaker Can Become A Speechwriter

If you give speeches, then you are qualified to write speeches

So you are a speaker. Congratulations. What’s your next step now? Have you ever thought about writing speeches for somebody else? I mean, you can write a pretty good speech for yourself, why not do it for somebody else? You might decide to do this simply because you are a nice person and you want … Read more

How Can You Write A Speech So That It Can Be Spoken?

Speakers need to understand how to get from page to stage

I’m hoping that we can all agree that in this world in which we live in, there are three types of writers out there. There are the writers who are able to write for the spoken word, writers who are able to write for the written word, and writers who are just flat out bad … Read more

How To Create Slides That Will Convince Your Audience

You want your slides to help you to make a powerful pitch

When we give a speech, we want to accomplish something. We want to be effective in using the importance of public speaking to get our audience to start to look at their world just a little bit differently. We want our words to have connected with them and caused them to open their eyes just … Read more

What You Can Learn From A Speech Failure

When we fail at speaking, the experience can make us a better speaker

I’d like to be able to tell you that because of the importance of public speaking, every speech that you give will be a big success. The reality is that this is not the case. In fact, some speeches that you end up giving might even be classified as being a failure. What’s a speaker … Read more

Can Repeating Yourself Make Your Next Speech Better?

Does what you are saying bear repeating?

So why do we give speeches? In all honesty, there are probably a bunch of different reasons. These reasons can range from trying to use the importance of public speaking to provide our audience with new information that they don’t have to trying to win them over to our way of thinking. No matter why … Read more