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

Speakers Who Want To Be Funny Need To Learn How To Twist Their Words

In order to be funny, speakers need to find a way to twist their words

So can we take just a moment and talk about being funny? It sure seems like some speakers have no problem getting their audience to laugh. They take the stage, they open their mouth, and almost instantly everyone is giggling and laughing. Then there are the rest of us. Clearly they understand the importance of … Read moreSpeakers Who Want To Be Funny Need To Learn How To Twist Their Words

Speakers Need To Give A Speech, Not Have A Conversation

Caption: Conversations have their place and it's not as a part of a speech

When you stand up in front of an audience to give a speech, something happens to you. You are transformed from just another person who happens to be in the room into the person that everyone is going to be listening to. What’s interesting about this transformation is that it has to have an impact … Read moreSpeakers Need To Give A Speech, Not Have A Conversation

How Can Introverts Become Better Speakers?

Introverts can identify their issues and become very good public speakers

So if you had to classify yourself, which camp would you place yourself in: introvert or extravert? If you have placed yourself in the introvert camp, then understanding the importance of public speaking and becoming an effective public speaker is going to be that much harder for you to do. However, the good news is … Read moreHow Can Introverts Become Better Speakers?

What Is The Message Hidden In Your Stories?

Sure your speech has stories, but what is the message that is hidden in them?

Most speakers understand that if they can work a story or two into their next speech they’ll have a better chance of both capturing and holding onto their audience’s attention. What a lot of us don’t realize is that often times the stories that we are so good at telling all have a common theme … Read moreWhat Is The Message Hidden In Your Stories?

How To Make Microphones Work With You, Not Against You

Microphones can be a speaker's best friend when used correctly

Not all speakers are equipped with a voice that could be heard in the back of a larger room. Back in the days before electricity, this was a big deal – only the very loud speakers had any chance of keeping the attention of an audience of any size and sharing the importance of public … Read moreHow To Make Microphones Work With You, Not Against You

3 Tips For Delivering A Winning Presentation

Every time that we deliver a presentation, because we understand the importance of public speaking, we want it to go well. We do our best to get ready, to deliver the speech, and then we sit back with our fingers crossed hoping that we were able to connect with our audience. The good news is … Read more3 Tips For Delivering A Winning Presentation

Techniques To Be Used When Writing Speeches For Other People

As someone who has given some speeches, I suspect that you feel pretty comfortable writing your speeches. You may not like doing it (who does?), but when the time comes to get it done you sit down and take care of it. That’s all well and good, but what would you do if someone who … Read moreTechniques To Be Used When Writing Speeches For Other People

What Speechwriters Can Tell Us About Creating Great Speeches

Every time that we give a speech we are doing it for a reason. We understand the importance of public speaking and we want to connect with our audience and we want to change how they view their world. All that we have to accomplish this with are the words that make up our speech. … Read moreWhat Speechwriters Can Tell Us About Creating Great Speeches

When Starting A Speech, It’s All About Nesting

During what part of your speech do you have the most power? A lot of speakers would say that it’s the last few minutes of their speech because if they’ve done their job then thanks to the importance of public speaking they now have the audience’s attention and what they say will be remembered after … Read moreWhen Starting A Speech, It’s All About Nesting