Using Improv To Speak Off The Cuff

If I was to ask you how you prepare for a speech, what would you tell me? I suspect that you’d say that you realize the,importance of public speaking and so you sit down, consider why you’ve been asked to speak on and try to understand the event that you’ll be speaking at. You might … Read moreUsing Improv To Speak Off The Cuff

How Speakers Can Handle Getting Feedback

When we give a speech we understand the importance of public speaking and so we spend time writing a speech that we think that our audience will enjoy hearing. We (hopefully) spend time practicing what we will be saying and then when the big day arrives, we get up in front of our audience and … Read moreHow Speakers Can Handle Getting Feedback

What You Need To Know About Giving A Speech In English

I speak in English. Unfortunately, the only language that I can effectively speak in is English. I have a number of friends whose first language is not English, but who do a very good job of both speaking in English and giving speeches in English in order to show the importance of public speaking. It … Read moreWhat You Need To Know About Giving A Speech In English

Your Shortest Speech

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 moreYour Shortest Speech

How To Write Speeches For Important People

As speakers, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can do a better job the next time that we deliver a speech. We worry about how our voice sounds, what we’re doing with our hands, and if the people in the back of the room can hear us. However, this all gets … Read moreHow To Write Speeches For Important People

Going From Being A Good Speechwriter To Being A Great Speechwriter

If you want to be a good speaker, then you are going to have to deliver good speeches. Good speeches start by being writing well so that we can show people the importance of public speaking. I can only speak for myself, but I’ve never had any formal training in exactly how one should go … Read moreGoing From Being A Good Speechwriter To Being A Great Speechwriter

How Technology Has Made All Of Us Better Pubic Speakers

Imagine for just a moment that you are standing in front of a large audience. They fill the room completely and you can even see people standing way at the back up against the wall. However, something is different about this speech. You have no microphone, no PowerPoint slides, it’s just you up there on … Read moreHow Technology Has Made All Of Us Better Pubic Speakers

Don’t Be Afraid To Speak To Children

I can only speak for myself, but I become a lot more nervous when I am asked to come and speak to a group of young, pre-high school, kids. I’m not quite sure why this is – perhaps it’s because I don’t believe that they know about importance of public speaking and will be willing … Read moreDon’t Be Afraid To Speak To Children

Don’t Talk Like A Robot

So there I was last week working with one of my speaking clients. He had just gotten done giving a speech and he had hurried back to me to get some feedback on how he had done. I told him quite truthfully that he had done a very good job. But. It was that “but” … Read moreDon’t Talk Like A Robot

Just How Handy Of A Public Speaker Are You?

There you are: you are on stage and you are giving your speech. You are about half way through your speech when you detect that your audience is being distracted by something. Don’t they know about the importance of public speaking – they should be listening to you! You are not quite sure what it … Read moreJust How Handy Of A Public Speaker Are You?