Bill Cosby’s Conviction Being Overturned

How Much Should An Author Be Paid to Speak? Should You Speak for Free?

Chocolat author, Joanne Harris, has notoriously pulled out of a book festival because organisers are only paying her a 50 pound fee. So what should authors charge to speak at conferences and events? Is speaking a good way to promote your books? Should you ever speak for free?

Eye See What You Are Talking About

I’ve got a quick question for you: what’s the most important thing that speaker can do during a presentation? Give up? The answer is to form a bond with your audience. This will only happen if your audience believes that they really “get you” – that you understand them and that your message has been hand crafted just for them. This is what the importance of public speaking is all about. If you want to make this happen next time you speak, then you are going to have to learn to use eye contact correctly…

Public Speaking Tip: Why Should Your Audience Care?

A concept I’ve heard my entire 31-year career is centered around the idea of ‘hard work.’ There are many ideas about what this phrase means, but there is one consistent belief about this concept that was recently brought back to my attention by an NFL Hall of Famer. To understand the myth, read on…

Presentations, Impromptu and Prepared

To become an organization leader is to become its public face and unifying symbol to the members. Public speaking is part of the job. It is often necessary to offer words of inspiration and encouragement and verbally demonstrate that as the leader you embody the vision, mission and values of the organization. There will be impromptu speaking “opportunities” that arise and you, the leader, must shine. In the professional sector, one will likewise be invited to speak ex tempore about business products and services. How do you successfully make an unrehearsed speech and manage to sound reasonably informed and eloquent?

How Far Are You Willing to Go for Your Speaking Success?

The world needs your message. And you need a platform to share your message. Read on to learn how I figured out how to find my path to becoming a world class public speaker.

5 Tips For Delivering Bad News the Right Way

As with all things in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to deliver bad news to an audience. When we find ourselves in a position where we’ve been asked to be the ones to deliver bad news, the people who are asking us to do this have the expectation that we know about the importance of public speaking and that we’ve mastered the right way to go about doing it. Do you?

The Best Way To Deliver Bad News

Guess what? There is bad news out there and sometimes it’s going to be your job to deliver it to an audience. Nope, this is not going to be an easy thing to do; however, it does need to be done and you are going to have to make sure that you do a good job of doing it. As with so many other things in life, it turns out that there is a right way and a wrong way to go about doing all of this.

Speaking Lesson From the US Olympic Hockey Team

Read about a Hall of Fame sports broadcaster who used one of the most powerful speaking tools to create one of the most memorable sports memories in history. You can use this same tool to create deeper connection with your audiences.

The Art Of Delivering Bad News

Let’s face it – not every speech that you’ll give will be one that your audience will want to hear. There are times that we are asked to give a speech that will contain bad news for our audience. When this happens, we will need a special set of speaker skills in order to effectively communicate our message in a way that shows sensitivity to our audience. It’s not only how you organize your message, but also how you go about delivering it.

Presentation Tip, One Tip to Get Their Attention!

There is one presentation tip that can help you be a great presenter! Get the attention of your audience by doing this one thing.

Take the Fear Out of Public Speaking

Studies show that one of the most common fears for most people is public speaking. When you are in front of people you feel as if you are vulnerable. You get seen. People will think things about you- most likely criticize you, whether they say anything to you or not.

Would Banning PowerPoint Improve Your Presentations?

We’ve all sat through those presentations where someone bored us to death with slide after slide of text, dated images or graphs crammed with information. That’s why the phrase “Death by PowerPoint” was invented. Many organisations have responded to this by banning the use of PowerPoint in any presentations.

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