15 Tips For Making A Great Speech

1. Listen to your internal dialog. 2. Visualize a positive out come. 3. It's not... Read More

How To Write Powerful Presentations, Speeches And Talks

Most of us get nervous about making a speech, whether it's to 2000 convention delegates... Read More

Using Your Natural Style On Stage

We were both speakers at the same convention presenting on the same day-but what a... Read More

13 Publicity Tips for Professional Speakers

In a funk because other speakers seem to be snagging all the media attention? It's... Read More

You Too Can Be A Public Speaker

Have you ever watched a speaker and said, "Wow, I wish I could speak like... Read More

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters.... Toastmasters....What is Toastmasters?Is it a bunch of guys in stuffed shirts & suits standing... Read More

Time Management

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date. No time to say "hello", "goodbye",... Read More

SOS - Goal Setting

... --- ... SOS This is the traditional seafaring emergency call to "Save Our Ship!"... Read More

Fear

FearOf what am I afraid, you ask. Of myself, I answer. The self I have... Read More

Does Uptalk Make you Upchuck?

Uptalk is invading the work place and is reaching epidemic proportions. It's that singsong speech... Read More

How to Give a Speech Without Dying

Two of the top fears of most people are dying and giving a speech. In... Read More

Will Speak for Food - Using Free Speeches to Attract Customers

If you want to get in front of prospective customers, and be viewed as an... Read More

Speech Writing Tips: The 14 Speech Writing Secrets of President Bill Clinton

Speaking in public can be a powerful way to build a business. It can help... Read More

A Quick Tip for Delivering a Great Speech

Does speaking in public leave you tongue-tied? Do you stumble over your words? Do you... Read More

Ten Steps to Fearless Public Speaking

There is plenty of dubious material which suggests you can combat public speaking fear. Much... Read More

The Best Practical Tips for Overcoming Stage Fright

As one who does some speech coaching, I have heard all of the crazy ideas... Read More

The Ps and Qs of Public Speaking

Avoid the painWhich would you prefer - root canal dental surgery without an anaesthetic or... Read More

10 Worst Tips To Give A Speaker

1. Learn the speech by heart or read it from a script.This is meant to... Read More

Speaker Partnership Offers Trade Show Value

Want to gain added exposure at a trade show? Consider sponsoring a professional speaker at... Read More

What Makes A Great Presenter?

Every day millions of people around the world make a presentation. Yet most of us... Read More

The Ten Ps of Dealing with Questions

Presenters and those making speeches will frequently be faced with having to answer questions. Sometimes... Read More

How To Use Microphones

Microphones are designed to help your voice, not replace it. No matter how good the... Read More

Ten Tips on Speaking with Authority and Power

No matter how good you are as a presenter, there will be times when you... Read More

How To Dramatically Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

This Article Is For Those Who Understand How Persuasive Communication, Public Speaking, And The Ability... Read More

Make The Most of Examples and Stories

Examples and stories can bring your presentations alive. They can transform a dull, dry subject... Read More

Moving Key Audiences to Take Action?

You know, those really important outside groups of people whose behaviors can help or hinder... Read More

15 Ways To Keep Your Speaking Inspiring and Creative

When stressed or blocked it is wise to make a change so that we don't... Read More

Now Appearing: 9 Tips for a Well-Attended Event

When I made the decision to do free workshops and book signings for my latest... Read More

Be Brief!

Centuries ago great speakers often spoke two hours and more. But today when sound bytes... Read More

A Short Guide to Effective Public Speaking

Delivering an effective presentation to 20 or to 200 people is difficult. Because listeners have... Read More

How to Prepare your Mind/Body to Give Great Speeches

Sure you have catecholamines ? all speakers do. (including Sir Winston Churchill and Presidents Kennedy,... Read More

12 Ways to be a Confident Public Speaker

Speak from your heart. If you believe in what you say, than others need to... Read More

How to be a Great Speaker

Did you know that great speakers are often nervous with butterflies in their stomach before... Read More

Top 7 Ways to Succeed in the Business of Speaking

How attractive are you as a speaker? No, your looks, but your consistent ability to... Read More

Top 7 Tips for Speakers

Public Speaking is the number one way to advance your business career.Do you get nervous... Read More

Top 7 Steps to Better Public Speaking

Whether you want to be a part time, full time or BIG time speaker you... Read More

Speaking Body Language

I observed an almost surreal event when I was a business student.At the front of... Read More

How Well Do You Speak?

The ability to speak well can enhance your career, clinch a sale, sell a point... Read More

Getting Results from Your Writing & Speaking

When we communicate, we usually want something to happen. We want results. And, when we're... Read More

Making Transitions

Ever notice how smoothly some speakers or writers move you through their speech or memo?... Read More

Speak With E?s Part 2

"Educate, Energize, Entertain, and provide an experience for your audience"1. Use the "Rule of 3."... Read More

Conquer Presentation Anxiety: Olympic Athletes Show Us How

Whether going for the gold or giving a presentation, the beast of performance anxiety rears... Read More

10 Tips for Better -- and Less Scary! -- Public Speaking

The fear of speaking in public is well-documented, often discussed, and probably overrated. The great... Read More

Directing Voiceovers: Dont Be, Do!

Directing a voice-over talent you've hired to read a spot for, say, dog food is... Read More

No More Stagefright - Have Fun Speaking!

7 Tips that calm and center you before your presentation:1. Breathe and stretch before your... Read More

How To Get Paid Every Time You Speak - REALLY!

For many, speaking or training is a full time business. Yet for other business owners,... Read More

Ten Fatal Flaws Frequently Found from the Podium

1. No clear purpose for the presentation. What is the point and focus of the... Read More

The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Speakers

Successful speakers do not do all the right things all the time. They often take... Read More

Speaking On Your Feet

Your ability to communicate effectively will account for most of your success in life. As... Read More

Speech Coach?s Tips to Public Speaking Success

It is inevitable that at times during our careers or personal lives; we will be... Read More

Poised for Success: How Developing Self-Awareness Can Improve Your Presentations

There are a number of factors that determine how your audience will judge you and... Read More

How To Start With Public Speaking

I don't know how many books, articles, manuals and scripts have been... Read More

20 Tips to Becoming a Professional Speaker: How to be a Rising Star

Entering the speaking industry can be both daunting and exciting. It is an excellent environment... Read More

Take The Fear Out Of Public Speaking

You're a bright, dynamic executive. You've been scheduled to give a major company presentation. You're... Read More

Get Real

Humans are born storytellers, but our education system doesn't help us develop these natural talents... Read More

How to Use Public Speaking to Attract Clients

When Robert Middleton moved his marketing consulting practice, Action Plan Marketing, to Palo Alto,... Read More

Youre Making Me Nervous

Almost everybody is nervous when they stand up to speak. There's no shame in being... Read More

Be a Guest Speaker and Attract Business

Being a guest speaker in front of the right audience can be an excellent way... Read More

Five Tired, Worn Out Speaking Cliches

The subject of public speaking is riddled with tired, worn out cliches we ought to... Read More

Executive Public Speaking for English as a Second Language (ESL)

Public Speaking is a challenging skill. It is TOUGH! For some of you, it's probably... Read More

For Speakers: Ten Tips on How to Increase Your Fees

One of the most important tools speakers use is their FEE SCHEDULE. Here are ten... Read More

Speaking One-to-One

Speaking to an individual is different from the group experience. Whether you are training someone,... Read More

Conversationally Speaking

"Would you like to say a few words?" How many of us dread that request?... Read More

Are You Talking the Talk?

"More learning occurs through emotion than through intellect" C.S. LewisEven Hillary Clinton needs presentation skills.... Read More

Know Your Audience

What is worse than wearing a tuxedo to an event when everyone else is attending... Read More

Ethics in Speaking: A Practical Point of View

Often managers have to deliver presentations with unpleasant content. The vice president has to announce... Read More

For Speaking Ease, Forgive Your Younger Self

I love the Disney movie The Kid with Bruce Willis. In it he plays a... Read More

Knowing Your Boundaries

While delivering a speech, it is clear that we will be judged and perceived in... Read More

Earn Your Cs as A Speaker

Franklin Delano Roosevelt had some good advice for the public speaker when he said, be... Read More

Lessons in Love for the Shy at Heart

One of the biggest regrets of my life is that I was cursed with the... Read More

Speak With a Relaxed Body and Mind

Fear of public speaking is No.1. Death is No.4. So most people would rather get... Read More

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Knocking knees, butterflies (who came up with that word?) in your stomach, sweaty palms, quavering... Read More

Speak Up or Sit Down

Last night the phone rang; my wife said, "I hope it's for you". When I... Read More

Start Conversations as Easily as You Start a Car

Starting a car is easy. Put the key in, turn it, and the car starts.... Read More

The Porch Light* Method to Speaking Confidence

You know the feeling. Looking out at a sea of faces, you notice a few... Read More

Lose Stagefright Over Your Lunch Hour

While teaching a two-day Speaking Confidence program to a group of 25 government secretaries, I... Read More

Demand Dignity in Public Speaking Training

Mandy*, a bright, attractive professional woman, had a fear of speaking in front of groups.... Read More

Speakers Learn How to Define Your Niche

This is one of the hardest things speakers have to do - defining their niche,... Read More

How to Create a Compelling Media Kit

A well-built media kit is vital for effective marketing. Without it, all your promotional... Read More

What is YOUR Speaking Expertise?

Why do you have to be an expert when getting speaking engagements?The first thing you... Read More

Giving Your Audience Great Benefits

What benefit do you provide the audience?People should listen to you because you have an... Read More

How VALUABLE is Your Speaking Topic?

What information can be used immediately by the audience and what is to follow?Can you... Read More

Speaking for FUN and PROFIT

How do you gain contacts from a speaking engagement?The name of the game in providing... Read More

Getting Yourself Known

What are the 5 best ways of getting known in the speaking industry?Getting known in... Read More

Getting on the Speakers List

How do you get your name on a speakers list?Speaking experience is usually required before... Read More

How to Use your Inner Circle

Who do you know that knows that you speak?There is a famous saying "It is... Read More

How to Promote yourself as a Speaker on the Web

Why use the web for promoting your speaking engagements?Most people now agree that the web... Read More

How to Get Paid to Speak

Now that you have all the contacts you can possibly use, when can you expect... Read More

Internet Marketing and Public Speaking: Seven Steps to a Successful Murder Board

I recently posted an article providing tips on public speaking for internet marketers, and was... Read More

Speak in Public! Who Me?

The first time I had to speak in front of a group was in Air... Read More

Feedback

I believe that asking for and acting on objective feedback is the best way to... Read More

15 Ways for Speakers to Earn More Profits

There is huge potential to create additional profits from your speeches by partnering with a... Read More

How to Become a More Persuasive Speaker: A Systems Approach

There is no surer way to get ahead in business than to be a persuasive... Read More

A Perfect Meeting: AKA When You Dont Want to Strangle the Speaker

Have you ever worked for weeks or even months, often far beyond normal office hours... Read More

What is Public Speaking?

When we talk about public speaking, we usually think about some person in front of... Read More

Fear!

I am terrified of heights. The thought of skydiving, for example makes my stomach do... Read More

If You Arent a Little Nervous, You Arent Paying Attention

The fear of public speaking is one of the most common forms of phobia. That... Read More

Get Speaking

On a recent Sunday evening, I watched a friend 'graduate' from a beginner's class for... Read More

Shortcuts to Eloquence

You have probably had the experience of listening to a speaker who, even if you... Read More

Presentation Skills Without PowerPoint

Can you identify what each of these actions or activities have in common: 1. Motivate... Read More

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How to Promote yourself as a Speaker on the Web

Why use the web for promoting your speaking engagements?Most people now agree that the web... Read More

Speech Training - Building Your Voice, Tips from a Professional

Having a clear and confident voice is an essential business skill to be an effective... Read More

Overcoming Your Fears of Public Speaking

You're waiting your turn to make a speech, when suddenly you realize that your stomach... Read More

Ten Steps to Fearless Public Speaking

There is plenty of dubious material which suggests you can combat public speaking fear. Much... Read More

Speech Making - Reasons Why People Dont Listen

Making a speech seems simple. You speak, others listen. However this isn't always the case,... Read More

How to Get Started In Public Speaking

Public speaking is among the five most feared activities human beings encounter.The majority of us... Read More

Moving Key Audiences to Take Action?

You know, those really important outside groups of people whose behaviors can help or hinder... Read More

A Simple Guide to Writing (and Giving) a Speech

Nearly as dreaded as snakes and spiders, public speaking ranks high in causing fear in... Read More

A Short Guide to Effective Public Speaking

Delivering an effective presentation to 20 or to 200 people is difficult. Because listeners have... Read More

What Makes A Great Presenter?

Every day millions of people around the world make a presentation. Yet most of us... Read More

Speak Up or Sit Down

Last night the phone rang; my wife said, "I hope it's for you". When I... Read More

How to Use Public Speaking to Attract Clients

When Robert Middleton moved his marketing consulting practice, Action Plan Marketing, to Palo Alto,... Read More

Top 7 Steps to Better Public Speaking

Whether you want to be a part time, full time or BIG time speaker you... Read More

SOS - Goal Setting

... --- ... SOS This is the traditional seafaring emergency call to "Save Our Ship!"... Read More

How VALUABLE is Your Speaking Topic?

What information can be used immediately by the audience and what is to follow?Can you... Read More

Public Speaking:10 Simple Steps to Confident Speaking

1.Preparation The most important step in public speaking is preparation. It is the No.... Read More

Dont Judge an Audience by its Stare

Don't Prejudge A Situation: In the areas of emotions and feelings, it is important to... Read More

Start Conversations as Easily as You Start a Car

Starting a car is easy. Put the key in, turn it, and the car starts.... Read More

Time Management

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date. No time to say "hello", "goodbye",... Read More

What to Do When an Audience Member Disagrees With You

Some people enjoy drawing attention to themselves by trying to trip you up on a... Read More

Performance Feedback: Why Were Scared and How Not to Be

Effective communication is not a one-way street. It involves an interaction between the sender and... Read More

Fear

FearOf what am I afraid, you ask. Of myself, I answer. The self I have... Read More

Conquer Presentation Anxiety: Olympic Athletes Show Us How

Whether going for the gold or giving a presentation, the beast of performance anxiety rears... Read More

Speak With E?s Part 2

"Educate, Energize, Entertain, and provide an experience for your audience"1. Use the "Rule of 3."... Read More

Getting on the Speakers List

How do you get your name on a speakers list?Speaking experience is usually required before... Read More

How to Get Paid to Speak

Now that you have all the contacts you can possibly use, when can you expect... Read More

Trust in Training: Societys Effect on an Audience

It is important to be continually aware that a person usually will not be consciously... Read More

Public Speaking for Scaredy Cats

Business communications researchers have studied the phenomenon of stage fright experienced by would-be public speakers.... Read More

Public Speaking Tips

1. No speech is ever perfect. Perfectionism creates more fear. Do your best and leave... Read More

The Top Four Ways To Get Audience Involvement In A Presentation

In the thousands of speeches I've heard very few presenters truly engage and involve the... Read More

Analyzing Your Audience and Assessing Comprehension Through Feedback

Aside from fielding and asking questions, there are other ways of analyzing audience attention and... Read More

How To Start With Public Speaking

I don't know how many books, articles, manuals and scripts have been... Read More

12 Ways to be a Confident Public Speaker

Speak from your heart. If you believe in what you say, than others need to... Read More

15 Tips For Making A Great Speech

1. Listen to your internal dialog. 2. Visualize a positive out come. 3. It's not... Read More

How To Use Microphones

Microphones are designed to help your voice, not replace it. No matter how good the... Read More

Poised for Success: How Developing Self-Awareness Can Improve Your Presentations

There are a number of factors that determine how your audience will judge you and... Read More

Is Information Delivery Instruction?

Do you work for one of those organisations whose "training" invariably consists of someone standing... Read More

Take The Fear Out Of Public Speaking

You're a bright, dynamic executive. You've been scheduled to give a major company presentation. You're... Read More

Tips For Keeping Your Cool Before Your Presentation

Stretch to relax. Rise on your toes and reach for the ceiling, with your head... Read More

Making Transitions

Ever notice how smoothly some speakers or writers move you through their speech or memo?... Read More

Make The Most of Examples and Stories

Examples and stories can bring your presentations alive. They can transform a dull, dry subject... Read More

15 Ways for Speakers to Earn More Profits

There is huge potential to create additional profits from your speeches by partnering with a... Read More

7 Sure Fire Ways To Overcome Stage Fright When Speaking Or Performing

Prayer or Meditation: If you're a believer you can pray if you are not at... Read More

Will Speak for Food - Using Free Speeches to Attract Customers

If you want to get in front of prospective customers, and be viewed as an... Read More

Top 7 Tips for Speakers

Public Speaking is the number one way to advance your business career.Do you get nervous... Read More

Five Tired, Worn Out Speaking Cliches

The subject of public speaking is riddled with tired, worn out cliches we ought to... Read More

A Powerful Vocabulary Will Transform Your Life

Studies show that your word-power determines your earning power, that your skill in self-expression determines... Read More

Ethics in Speaking: A Practical Point of View

Often managers have to deliver presentations with unpleasant content. The vice president has to announce... Read More

Speech Coach?s Tips to Public Speaking Success

It is inevitable that at times during our careers or personal lives; we will be... Read More

Fee Credibility is a Must

Think of it like this: your fee credibility is as important as putting on your... Read More