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How To Use An Elevator Pitch To Start Your Next Speech

For years and years folks in sales and people who are looking for a job have been reminded of the importance of public speaking and told to master their “elevator pitch”. This pitch is a set of one or two short pre-scripted sentences that tell someone who you are and what you do. When you encounter someone for the first time who does not have a lot of time to listen to you, an elevator pitch can be a great way to deliver a lot of valuable information in a short period of time. Is it possible that an elevator pitch could be part of your next speech also?

How to Become an International Speaker

How to become an International Professional Speaker? I hear this question many times after I speak. Maybe this is a questions that you have thought about. Most people have two dreams about this. One is to become a paid speaker at webinars, courses, workshops and a trainer. The second one would be that you would grow into becoming an international speaker.

Speech Lesson From a King: The Power of Metaphor to Inspire Your Audience

The speech known as “I Have a Dream” is often lauded as THE speech that moved the United States to finally face it’s history of racial injustice and inequality. What’s often overlooked is Dr. King’s unparalleled use of metaphors to create vivid imagery that created a deep emotional connection with his audience. Learn how he used this powerful speaking ‘tool’ to improve your next presentation.

How Writers Can Become Better Speakers

Due to the importance of public speaking, those of us who do a lot of writing often get called on to give speechs. Having the skill to put words down on paper is a great skill to have. However, it does not necessarily mean that we have the skills that are needed in order to be able to deliver an effective speech. The big question is how can we writers become good speakers… ?

Let It Go! The Dangers Of Being Too Attached To Your Material

Any speaker will tell you that it’s easier to deliver a long speech than a short one. I’m a member of the Professional Speaking Association and, at our meetings, people deliver speeches of 10 minutes, 20 minutes or 45 minutes. I’ve done all of those and the 10 minute speech is certainly harder than the other two.

Corporate Storytelling Tip – Find the Meaning in the Moment

A good story teaches a powerful lesson that is relevant to the audience. To determine the point of your story, find the meaning in the moment.

How You Write Determines How You Speak

As public speakers, because we know about the importance of public speaking, we are always looking for ways to become better speakers. We can watch other speakers, read books on public speaking, or take courses. It turns out that there is a simple skill that we already have that if we take the time to use can make us a better speaker: writing.

I Salute You

“I salute you” is a sign that you acknowledge a person’s talent, power, position or achievement or perhaps their fame. Yet, there are many people in our lives – ordinary people to whom we should say, “I salute you,” simply because of their contribution to our lives. Our author talks about three ordinary people who made significant contributions to his life by being there for him. He exhorts us to look around at those everyday people in our lives that we, perhaps, take for granted and truly notice how they contribute much to our lives.

The Up/Out Paradigm

Gain a perspective on the very necessary reasons for becoming comfortable with public speaking. Further expanding on that comfort level to position yourself for success.

Speakers Can Get More Time Just By Taking Control

As a speaker, because of the importance of public speaking we would all like to be in charge of our time. We’d like to be the one who controls how long we stay on the stage – not someone else. However, this is not the case – somebody invited us to speak and they are in charge of how long we take. This is the way that it will always be, but it turns out that we do have some control over how much time we have – if only we know how to take control…

5 Lessons From Neuroscience to Improve Public Speaking

Public speaking is an area that many business leaders struggle with; yet being persuasive, convincing and informative in presentation is an important skill and, despite what some people think, it’s one that can be learnt. You can improve your presentations by taking a few simple lessons from neuroscience, a field which studies how the brain works. By understanding how people process information better you can structure and design your presentations so that your public speaking is more engaging and effective. Here are five lessons from neuroscience that you can apply to improve your next public presentation…

Life Was Meant to Be Easier

Of all the creatures that God put on this Earth, Man alone is the only one who can think rationally and creatively. This gives Man the power to change his life and the power to build on it with ever increasing speed. This speech looks at how life has changed in the lifetime of the author. He explains how life, in the physical domain, has become easier but life, in the relationship domain, has not. He suggests that if Man can make the technical breakthroughs of the twentieth, surely Man can follow this up with a breakthrough in human relationships.

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