About Mike Fruciano

A skilled public speaking coach and communicator, Mike infuses innovation and fresh ideas, giving you confidence to overcome your fears and deliver effective presentations.

Make a Connection: Tell Your Audience a Story

By |2019-09-05T19:49:04+00:00September 5th, 2019|Blog|

How to Tell a Story That Matters Public speaking is all about taking your audience on a journey, and the best way to do that is with storytelling. Storytelling has been around since the beginning of time. It’s how we relay information, share our thoughts, and deliver insight. Good stories are a highly effective way [...]

Are You Guest Speaker Material? How to Find Public Speaking Jobs

By |2018-09-02T21:35:17+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Are You Guest Speaker Material? How to Find Public Speaking Jobs Land A Public Speaking Job To make a career out of public speaking, you need to be confident and unafraid to put yourself front and center for all to see. Do you consider yourself a crowd pleaser, a showman, or someone who enjoys educating [...]

How To Stay Focused And Keep Your Audience Listening

By |2018-09-04T18:53:42+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Is Anyone Listening? One thing I notice about many of today’s public speakers is they don’t know how to stay focused. They start out strong with a great opening, but as the presentation goes on, their message gets lost in a maze of irrelevant information. Learning good public speaking skills can improve this common problem and save [...]

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 [...]