FEARLESS SPEAKING

Manage your Fear of Public Speaking

Many years ago a student told me that she got sick with nerves every time she gave a presentation in my class. Her story...
Speech Writing: How to Oraganize your speech

Secrets of Speech Writing: How to Organize Your Speech

Speech Writing Basics Knowing how to organize your speech is the most under-rated and misunderstood skills for speech writing. A well-organized speech often has its...
Speech Introduction: create attention, start persuading, command respect

How to Write the Perfect Speech Introduction

By perfecting your speech introduction, you will increase the effectiveness of your speech by 100%. In the first twenty-seconds of your speech, you can...
Ace your slide deck

Five Commandments for an Amazing Slide Deck

If you give a speech, chances are you will use a slide deck. In most organizational settings it is expected that you will use...
How good is your speech topic

How good is your speech topic? Easy steps to a great topic

If you've come here to have a speech topic given to you, then you will be disappointed. I often have students drop by the...
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Presenting Numbers: Bring Your Statistics to Life

One of my students recently delivered a persuasive speech on straws. The single word STRAWS glared across the first slide of her visual aid,...
Speech Delivery for beginners

Learn Basic Speech Delivery Skills

I cannot overstate the importance of speech delivery in the overall success of a public speaker. There are two equally important skill sets for...
Confidence: How to look confident even when you're not. The good sophist guide to faking confidence

Confidence: How to look confident even when you’re not

If you're lacking in confidence, a bit of advice you might hear is to “fake it till you make it,” when you’re feeling nervous....
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16 Online Tools for Designing a Beautiful Visual Aid

An engaging visual aid adds WOW! to a presentation. Beautiful visuals can make a good presentation a great one, or an interesting speaker a...
Inspire Attention: How to be the spotlight of your speech

Inspire Attention: be the Spotlight of your speech

One of the essential attributes of great speakers is their ability to catch and hold the attention of the audience. Abraham Lincoln was said...

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