August 19, 2019
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...
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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...
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...
How to win at public speaking: Good Sophists guide to mastering practice for oratorical skills

How to Win at Public Speaking: Proven Practice Skills

Are the best speakers born, made, or both? The answer is (potentially) all of the above. Whether you are a natural speaker or someone...
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....
The Path to public speaking excellence

The Good Sophist Approach to Teaching Public Speaking

The ability to stand in front of a group of people and give an eloquent speech is an impressive skill. The reality, however, is...
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...

7 Ways to Break Bad Habits in Group Presentations

Group presentations really aren’t much different from individual speeches, but we treat them like they are. The first thing we do when assigned a...
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...
Mic Drop. How to write your speech conclusion

Mic drop: Ending with a strong speech conclusion

A lot of people think the hardest part of composing a speech is figuring out where to start—until they get to the end, that...

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