• Aug 06
    2018
    You’ve done the research and carefully crafted your presentation to be effective, well-timed, and poignant – then a rogue question throws you off your game. There are countless ways to answer questions in any situation in life. When giving a speech in a professional setting, questions may come up that catch you off guard or set a bad tone for the audience. This means that it is even more important ...
  • Jun 27
    2018
    Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, is one of the more common fears out there. It is estimated that approximately 75% of people actually experience some degree of glossophobia or anxiety when it comes to speaking in front of an audience, while some people even rate their fear of public speaking over their fear of death. There are thankfully ways to help overcome this paralyzing fear of public presentations ...
  • Jun 06
    2018
    Have you ever sat in the audience of a presentation or speech and felt like the presenter was specifically addressing you? That he or she understood your view of the topic and was answering all of your questions? That’s because the presenter did a great deal of preparation beforehand to understand their audience – and you should do this when you present, too. By simply taking the time to understand ...
  • Apr 20
    2018
    Public speaking is definitely not a new practice. Our current persuasive methodology has been tested, worked through, and edited over the course of the 2,300 years since its inception. Aristotle, a founding father of persuasion and public speaking, coined the terms “ethos,” “pathos,” and “logos” in On Rhetoric to explain why good persuasive speeches are effective and how persuasion works. Although they sound like complicated Greek words, the ideas behind ...
  • Mar 12
    2018
    You’ve done everything you can to prepare for a presentation. You carefully crafted the speech, designed your visuals, and rehearsed your delivery. But, is this really enough to totally win over a room? As soon as you step into a room, your audience begins to judge you - and this will make an impression that has nothing to do with what you know nor what you’ve prepared to present to ...
  • Feb 05
    2018
    Not all presentation preparation is necessarily equal. You may spend quite a bit of time preparing to the point of over-preparing and still not do well at the presentation. If you don’t prepare properly, you might as well have not prepared at all. What do you need to be on the lookout for while putting together and practicing your next presentation? Be wary of these seven presentation “sins” if you ...
  • Jan 23
    2018
    The best public speakers are constantly trying to find a way to improve the connection that they have with their audience. Unfortunately, it can be a rather tricky goal to accomplish. Learning how to ensure that you are connected and intentionally communicating takes practice and is hard, time-consuming work. How can you really connect with your audience? Remember these areas of connected communication: Reciprocate Attention – You may not be ...
  • Jan 03
    2018
    It's 2018 and it’s time to start thinking about your resolutions for the year. Although many commit to picking up a new hobby or working on their fitness, have you considered resolving to become a better employee? No matter your industry, making the effort to improve yourself as an employee can help make you an indispensable part of your company. To help you stick to your resolution, I have put ...