A Speaker’s Best Friend And Worst Enemy: The Microphone

A microphone is a powerful tool, but you have to know how to use it

How good of yeller are you? I mean, if you were giving a speech in a really big room that was crowded with people, could you yell your speech loud enough to make sure that even the people in the back could hear what you were saying? If you are like me, you might be … Read moreA Speaker’s Best Friend And Worst Enemy: The Microphone

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

When Speaking, Sometimes It’s What You Don’t Say That Matters Most

As people who give speeches and who know about the importance of public speaking, you wouldn’t think that we’d all be scared of the same thing, but by in large we are. It turns out that people who talk a lot are more often than not scared of the same thing: silence. We just hate … Read moreWhen Speaking, Sometimes It’s What You Don’t Say That Matters Most

Good Speakers Need To Know How To Give Good Apologies

So when was the last time that you did something that you had to apologize to somebody for doing it? If you are like most of us, it’s probably been awhile – we don’t really like to go to the effort of doing the whole formal apology thing very much. However, as public speakers, if … Read moreGood Speakers Need To Know How To Give Good Apologies

Hey Speaker – It’s Tool Time!

When you find yourself giving a speech, you quickly realize that what you are missing is any sort of tools with which to give the speech. If you were a painter, you’d have a canvas, brushes, paints, thinners, etc. with which to make your creation. However, when you are giving a speech it’s just you … Read moreHey Speaker – It’s Tool Time!