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

Add Some Variety To Your Next Speech

When we give a speech, we have a real challenge on our hands. We understand the importance of public speaking and we want to be able to keep our audience’s attention for the entire speech. However, listening to any one person talk for any length of time can become boring. How are you going to … Read moreAdd Some Variety To Your Next Speech

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

3 Things That Every Speech MUST Have

Nobody ever said that building a speech was going to be easy, but sometimes it seems to be harder to do than other times. It is at times like this that we need to be able to take a step back and make sure that we really understand what we need to be including in … Read more3 Things That Every Speech MUST Have

The Difference Between How Boys And Girls Speak

Do you speak like a girl or like a boy? It turns out that how you speak may have very little to do with the gender selection that you received at birth. Way back in the past, people tended to think that everyone pretty much spoke the same way. Over time people started to understand … Read moreThe Difference Between How Boys And Girls Speak

The Art Of Matching Your Speech Title To Your Speech

If you are like most of us, the next time that you are asked to give a speech, because of the importance of public speaking you’ll probably spend a considerable amount of time working on the speech. You’ll consider your audience, pick your words, and attempt to craft a speech that will capture their attention … Read moreThe Art Of Matching Your Speech Title To Your Speech

What Communication Strategy Will You Use In Your Next Speech?

So why are you planning on going to the effort of delivering your next speech? I mean it sure seems like a lot of effort to create the speech, practice it, and then go through the stress of actually giving it. If you want to create a message that is going to impact your audience … Read moreWhat Communication Strategy Will You Use In Your Next Speech?

3 Mistakes Good Speakers Make

We’ve all heard and see the very best speakers like Tony Robbins. They know all about the importance of public speaking and they never make mistakes, right? Well, actually they do make mistakes. As speakers who are working to become better all the time, we can listen and learn from the mistakes that they make. … Read more3 Mistakes Good Speakers Make

Public Speakers Can Learn From Lawyers

All too often we like to make fun of lawyers – from telling lawyer jokes to laughing at those very bad late night TV commercials that they run. However, if we step back for a minute, we need to realize that a key part of the job of being a lawyer is to give speeches … Read morePublic Speakers Can Learn From Lawyers

Let’s Talk About Your Voice

How’s that voice of yours doing? When you give a speech, how does your audience react? If they aren’t hanging on your every word, do you think that your voice could be having something to do with it? Beware The Monotone Nobody sets out to deliver a speech in a monotone. However, all too often … Read moreLet’s Talk About Your Voice