What To Do When You Can’t Write?

Writer’s block can stop us from creating our next speech

If you want to give a speech then you are going to have to write a speech before you give it. If you are going to write a speech, then at some point in time you are going to have to sit down and start to write it. However, this is the point in time … Read moreWhat To Do When You Can’t Write?

When Starting A Speech, It’s All About Nesting

During what part of your speech do you have the most power? A lot of speakers would say that it’s the last few minutes of their speech because if they’ve done their job then thanks to the importance of public speaking they now have the audience’s attention and what they say will be remembered after … Read moreWhen Starting A Speech, It’s All About Nesting

How Speakers Can Increase Their Vocabulary

Public speaking is actually pretty simple. What we do is we stand up in front of a group of people and then we use words to communicate thoughts and ideas with them – that’s what the importance of public speaking is all about. Note that I just told you how we do this – we … Read moreHow Speakers Can Increase Their Vocabulary

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

How To Give A Speech When You Are Not The One Doing The Talking

They say that the world is getting smaller. I tend to believe that they are correct. However, there are still a lot of differences between here and there. When it comes to giving speeches, what this means is that there is a very good chance that at some point in the future you are going … Read moreHow To Give A Speech When You Are Not The One Doing The Talking

Why A Bit Of Surprise Is Just What Your Next Business Presentation Needs

Sigh. It’s time for you to give yet another business presentation. I’m not excited to hear you give it and I’d be willing to bet that despite the importance of public speaking you are not excited to give it. Hmm, this sorta looks like we are headed for a disaster. There has got to be … Read moreWhy A Bit Of Surprise Is Just What Your Next Business Presentation Needs

3 Ways To Become A Strong Speaker

I’m sure that we’d all like to be a strong, confident speaker. The big question that we all face is just exactly how can we go about getting from where we are today to becoming the strong speaker that we’d all like to become? Nope, there’s no magic pill that will make this happen; however, … Read more3 Ways To Become A Strong Speaker

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

Public Speakers Need To Learn How To Cut The Fat Out Of Their Next Speech

If there is one thing in the world that all of us would probably like to do it’s to lose some weight. No matter if it’s just a few pounds or a whole bunch, we’d all like to be just a bit smaller than we are right now. What’s interesting about this is that there … Read morePublic Speakers Need To Learn How To Cut The Fat Out Of Their Next Speech

Good Public Speakers Are Really Good Models

In order to become a better public speaker than you are right now, just exactly what do you have to do? If you are like most of us, you probably said “become more like…” and named a famous public speaker that you admire. Well guess what, that person is going to help you to reach … Read moreGood Public Speakers Are Really Good Models