According to 'The Book of Lists', the fear of public speaking ranks number one in the minds of the majority of people. Far above the fear of death and disease, comes the fear of standing in front of a...
One of the most powerful skills a speaking or training professional can develop is the ability to select and share stories that empower and motivate their audiences -- and our industry has a rich hist...
I recently gave a keynote speech to a wonderful toastmasters club. The name of my keynote address was "How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking While Becoming a Confident Speaker." After the spee...
Mini narrative speech topics tutorial with 10 ways to find speech topics for your narrative. The primary goal of this type of informative public speaking is constructing a true or fictional narrative ...
In the feature film RV, Robin Williams plays an advertising executive. His boss orders him around and it looks like Robin will be put out to pasture. Showing no respect to Robin, the boss orders him o...
Public speaking is simple IF you’re focused on the right aspects. Most people don’t. Most would be speakers fill themselves up with “What If…”What if I freeze?What if I ...
Who and what you are is important. If the audience perceives a conflict between what you say and what you do they'll tune you out.If you speak on goals, then you must be a goal setter. If you speak on...
In 1989, my first semester of college, I learned a valuable lesson. I was taking a calculus course, but I learned a lesson in public speaking. The professor was quite intelligent and could solve any...
It is said that public speaking is the number one fear of human beings. People are more afraid of public speaking than they are of dying. That's why writing speeches and presentations - whether for yo...
Can you play at the top of your speaking game on demand? How do you handle the rigors of the high stress professional speaking game? Mental toughness is the ability to thrive on stress and to perform ...