How To Get Your Next Audience To Laugh During Your Speech

As speakers, we’ve all had the chance at some point in time to listen to a speaker whom we though was truly funny. If you are anything like me, you were amazed at how powerful this speech was: as the speaker made his or her points, they used the importance of public speaking to ge … Read moreHow To Get Your Next Audience To Laugh During Your Speech

The Power Of Contrast In Your Next Speech

One of my favorite experts in the world of making presentations is lady named Nancy Duarte. She runs a company called Duarte Inc which specializes in helping presenters get their message across using great visuals and she really understands the importance of public speaking. The company’s biggest claim to fame so far is that they … Read moreThe Power Of Contrast In Your Next Speech

Sometimes Waiting Makes You Sound Funnier

When I give a speech, at the right spots in my speech I would like my audience to laugh. I must confess to never being quite sure how best to go about making this happen. I have spent a great deal of time studying how to add humor to a speech, but my attempts to … Read moreSometimes Waiting Makes You Sound Funnier

The Secret To Giving A Great Speech: VBM

In order to give a great speech, everything has to come together for us. We tend to spend a lot of time worrying about many of the easy-to-see details that contribute to the importance of public speaking such as lighting, microphones, etc. However, it turns out that the most important things that relate to giving … Read moreThe Secret To Giving A Great Speech: VBM

The Last Speech

When we are asked to give a eulogy for someone who has recently died, for most of us our heart sinks. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of death and so being placed in a position where I have to give a speech to an emotionally upset audience is not … Read moreThe Last Speech

How To Add More Humor To Your Next Speech

There is something almost magical that happens when your audience laughs with you. You know that they’ve been using their listening skills and there is a connection that is formed for that brief moment that allows both of you to share an experience. Forget presentation tips, the more times that you can make that laugh … Read moreHow To Add More Humor To Your Next Speech

Tap Into The Power Of Observational Humor To Score Big Laughs

So we all know that humor is one of a speaker’s most powerful tools. However, just exactly how best to use this tricky beast is something that we all continue to struggle with. What we’d like to be able to do is to present our audiences with fresh humor that everyone finds funny; however, not … Read moreTap Into The Power Of Observational Humor To Score Big Laughs