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The Best Way to Improve Your Speaking Skills? Practice

By |2018-05-20T19:49:14+00:00April 22nd, 2018|blog|

Practice Helps Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking If you had to put a number to it, how long would you say it takes to be good at something? An hour? A week? A year? The truth is, whatever it is you’re trying to get better at, your success is tied directly to the amount [...]

Why Being a Passionate Public Speaker Matters

By |2018-05-20T19:49:14+00:00December 2nd, 2017|blog|

What Does Public Speaking With Passion Mean? If you could speak about any subject in the world, what would you choose? Your family? Your most prized possession? An incredible experience you had? Whatever topic you’d pick, the reason you’d choose it is because you’re passionate about it. It’s something you love to talk about and [...]

Captivating Your Audience: Grab Them Right From the Start

By |2018-05-20T19:49:14+00:00June 29th, 2017|blog|

Captivate Your Audience in Less Than 15 Seconds I’m guilty of being a channel surfer. I can’t tell you how long it takes me to decide whether or not the channel I’ve landed on has something worth watching. Maybe 10 seconds? A minute? Five minutes? Click. Next channel. Click. Click. It probably doesn’t take anyone [...]

How To Speak On Camera Like a Pro

By |2018-05-20T19:49:14+00:00May 28th, 2017|blog|

Speaking In Front Of A Camera: Get Used To It During our Public Speaking Training workshops, it's standard practice for us to set up a camera and videotape every presentation given by our attendees. We do this for a couple of reasons: First, our feedback is more meaningful when workshop participants can see what we [...]

Interact With Your Listeners: Step Out of Yourself and Join The Audience

By |2018-05-20T19:49:14+00:00May 9th, 2017|blog|

Interacting With Your Audience is Important The thing about a terrific business presentation is you aren't even aware it's a business presentation. Obviously, if the purpose of the meeting is to pitch an idea or deliver the results of the most recent fiscal quarter, everyone knows why you're there. But when you can put together [...]

Calm Your Public Speaking Nerves

By |2018-05-20T19:49:14+00:00January 30th, 2017|blog|

Stay Calm While You're Speaking Thousands of people pass through our Public Speaking Classes workshops each year and the majority of them aren't just nervous about public speaking, it terrifies them. They're scared of messing up; they're scared they'll look foolish; they're scared something will go wrong and their presentation will be ruined. Let's just [...]

Why You Need Good Public Speaking Posture (Infographic)

By |2018-05-20T19:49:14+00:00December 20th, 2016|blog|

The Correct Posture for Public Speaking Matters It may not seem like a big deal, but a person's posture can play a pretty significant role in their public speaking abilities. Those who have trained with us know we put a huge emphasis on body language and non-verbal communication, and good public speaking posture is a [...]

Need a Great Quote for Public Speaking?

By |2018-05-20T19:49:14+00:00November 13th, 2016|blog|

Give These Great Quotes About Success a Try As a public speaker, your job is to present a message that captures your audience's attention and holds on to it right through to the end. A great, well-placed quote can add humor, intensity, and emotion, and sometimes the best quotes about life are pretty relevant for [...]

Using Gestures Effectively During Public Speaking

By |2018-05-20T19:49:14+00:00October 18th, 2016|blog|

Gestures Are Important to Get Your Message Across One important way to help your audience understand what you're trying to say is through hand gestures. That may seem like a strange thing to say—after all, if your message is clear it's the words you use that should relay your point, right? That's true, but keeping [...]