Will You Be Ready For Your Next Impromptu Speech?

You need to be ready to speak even when you are caught off guard

Isn’t it great when you have time to prepare to give a speech? At home you can sit down, think about what you want to say, lay it all out on paper and then make changes in order to ensure that your ideas flow smoothly from start to finish. This is all well and good; … Read more Will You Be Ready For Your Next Impromptu Speech?

Use The Power Of The Triangle To Create Your Next Speech

Use the triangle structuring technique to shape your next speech

What will the goal of your next speech be? If you are like most of us, you understand the importance of public speaking and you’ll want to grab your audience’s attention at the start of your speech and then find a way to hold on to it throughout the rest of your speech. Although this … Read more Use The Power Of The Triangle To Create Your Next Speech

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

When Giving A Speech, It’s All About Structure

Ok public speaker, what is the most important part of a speech? Is it what you do with your hands? Is it the amount of eye contact that you are able to achieve during a speech? Is it the clever dance moves that you’ve worked into the half-way point in your speech to show off … Read more When Giving A Speech, It’s All About Structure

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 more Your Shortest Speech

The Structure Of A Speech: Two Things You Gotta Have

If you were going to build a person, just exactly how would you go about doing it? You’d probably start with a head, add some arms, a rib cage, some hips, some legs and toss in a couple of feet and you’d pretty much be there. When we are writing a speech, since we understand … Read more The Structure Of A Speech: Two Things You Gotta Have

What Are The Secrets To Writing A Great Speech?

Would it not just be a fantastic thing to have your very own speechwriter? If you had one, then you could go about your day accepting any speaking opportunity that just happened to come your way. For each accepted opportunity, you’d call up your speechwriter, tell them what you were going to be expected to … Read more What Are The Secrets To Writing A Great Speech?

All The World’s A Stage – You Just Have To Know How To Use It

When we give a speech we may not always be on a stage. However, we always have a space that has been given to us to use as our own during the speech. All too often we see speakers doing things that they should not be doing – pacing, circling, hanging out in one corner … Read more All The World’s A Stage – You Just Have To Know How To Use It

Don’t Screw Up Your Next Webinar: 3 Mistakes To Avoid

In some ways delivering a webinar can be easier than giving a speech. I mean, you don’t have to worry about that eye contact thing and your body language won’t be much of an issue. However, in a lot of other ways it can actually be much harder to do. What’s most important is that … Read more Don’t Screw Up Your Next Webinar: 3 Mistakes To Avoid

How To Use PowerPoint To Create Intrigue In Your Next Presentation

One of the challenges of any presentation is that we want to be able to both capture and hold our audience’s attention while we are speaking. If your speech is 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or even longer this can be a real challenge. The good news is that your PowerPoint (or Keynote) slides can help … Read more How To Use PowerPoint To Create Intrigue In Your Next Presentation