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visual aid – The Accidental Communicator

All The World’s A Stage – Are You Using Yours?

Your stage is a big visual aid just waiting to be used

As speakers, when we are standing in front of an audience, we are actually pretty naked. All that we have to work with when we are giving our speech are the words that are tumbling out of our mouths, some hand gestures, and perhaps some props that we’ve brought along. That’s pretty much it as … Read more

Public Speakers Want To Know: Are Handouts Your Friend Or Foe?

How much information is there going to be in your next speech? Most of the speeches that we give are full of great information that our audiences would like to remember and follow-up on — your audience understands the importance of public speaking and that’s why they are there. That’s where the problem shows up: … Read more

How To Use PowerPoint To Kill Your Audience (Figuratively)

Hopefully we can all agree that as a speaker, you should never start a speech with intention of killing some or all of your audience– your chances of being asked back go way done if you do. Given this, why are you still using such bad PowerPoint slides? Shooting Bullets At Your Audience First things … Read more