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Public Speaking Tips

Scott Walker's 47 Percent Moment

Peter Paskale | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Paskale

Yesterday, the Scott Walker campaign hit precisely the same trap when he not only compared American workers to the terrorist group ISIS, but actually implied that they were worse than ISIS.

Wanna Rock Your TEDx Talk? Follow Three Easy Rules

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

Giving a TEDx talk? Fantastic! You must be thrilled/terrified/nauseous/overwhelmed! Certainly, there's a lot on your mind right now--your talk has a lot to live up to, and you're probably feeling the pressure. How are you going to get your message across? Is it going to be interesting? Where to start?

Tips for Public Speaking

Greg Mania | Posted 03.22.2015 | Comedy
Greg Mania

It's pivotal to be prepared before a public speaking engagement. Acquire all necessary knowledge when you're preparing and make sure you know it inside and out. Ask yourself: What am I forgetting? What should I hone in on?

4 Tips To Get Over The Panic Of Speaking in Public

KnowMore TV | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
KnowMore TV

Have you ever gotten that sinking deer-in-headlights feeling in front of a podium? Or, have you tried to picture an entire audience in their underwear? You're not alone. Let's explore how you can overcome this common phobia.

You Had Me at Hello: 5 Steps to Superhero Public Speaking Status

Jess Teutonico | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Jess Teutonico

Think of it like talking to your friend in a casual awesome conversation. Think of it as something fun. Not only is it one of your greatest assets through life but it helps you be superhero status comfortable in your own skin.

My Top 10 Presentation Tips That Will Wow Your Audience

Catriona Pollard | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Whether we like it or not, public speaking is a fact of life. Whether you're doing a presentation at a conference or event, or pitching to clients in the workplace, we all have to take the stand at some point.

How to Speak in Public Without Puking on the Podium

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.31.2014 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Over the decades, I've given hundreds of speeches. Some were brilliant, some sucked. But never has anyone thrown rotten vegetables at me, or walked out, or hissed that my words were straight from the devil.

Why Your Sales Presentations Are Bombing

Ellevate | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Begin your presentation with your audience's picture rather than your own. Speak in language they can easily understand. Tell them only about your product or service as it has relevance to them and their problem-solving and/or goal-conquering.

Emma Watson's Inspirational UN Speech: 4 Lessons For Anyone Who Wants To Speak As A Leader

Bart Egnal | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Bart Egnal

Anyone who wishes to speak as a leader would be wise to read the transcript of her talk and watch the videos of her delivering in.

Tremble, Sweat and Freeze: 5 Ways to Speak Without Fear

Susan Harrow | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Susan Harrow

I'd like to share five strategies to help you use fear in a productive way, get calm and grounded, and make a powerful impression when you're speaking to an audience during workshop, seminar, retreat, or live event.

Seven Steps To Manage Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Suzannah Baum | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Suzannah Baum

Have you ever avoided a career or business opportunity because it required you to speak in public? Did you ever have a great idea you wanted to share in a group setting but didn't because of your fear of speaking in front of a group of people?

Speaking For Dough

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

If you would like to incorporate speaking into your business revenue steam or improve the revenue you are already making, here are my ten rules for doing so.

I've Prepared a Few Words About Public Speaking

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Be prepared. That's not just the motto of the Boy Scouts or Charlie Sheen when he gives his party guests a tour of the master bathroom; it's the first rule of giving a speech. Write down what you intend to say. Respect your audience.

How to Annoy Your Audience: Tips for Public Speakers

Michael Goldberg | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I recently attended a Saturday morning business meeting. I went to the meeting for the sole purpose of supporting the speaker whom I met at a past conference. It seemed harmless enough!

The Gifted Speaker -- 5 Keys to Comfort in Front of a Crowd

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 06.07.2014 | Business
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

Your comfort level is primary to getting the job done. After all, you are going to present yourself best if you are calm, confident and comfortable. So, how do we build this confidence?

How to Get More Speaking Gigs: Don't Wait for Opportunities, Create Them

Brian Horn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

The cool thing about this natural ability is that it can be turned into a profitable career. But you can't just talk about anything and everything; you have to establish yourself as an expert first.

The Gifted Speaker -- I've Forgotten How to Breathe

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

And you're off. You've opened your speech, you've thanked your host, you've introduced your topic and right at the end of this run-on sentence you realize, you are out of air!

Speaker Points: 2014 SAG Awards Produce Better Acceptance Speeches

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

After disappointing speeches at last week's Golden Globes, I was happy to see better winning words at the SAG Awards. Here are my scores for the most notable speakers.

More Glee: The Story Behind the Magic

Cortney McDermott | Posted 02.17.2014 | Style
Cortney McDermott

We've all witnessed it: A monotone whisperer reading from slides. Even if the content was spot on, you'd never know because he lost you at hello. But what if you could combine killer content with Beyonce's ability to captivate an audience?

What Do You Mean I Have to Give a Speech?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

The fear of public speaking is one that plagues many. However, more and more of us are expected, or even required, to do it on a regular basis. Here are some relatively simple tips that can make the process a little easier.

Don't Be A Huckster

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

The most elegant panel members are very subtle in their delivery. Above the fray, they exude confidence in themselves and their companies without beating their own drum. They know they're experts without saying so. Those are the panel members who always have the most people seeking them out for one-on-one conversations after the Q&A session.

More Glee: Set Your Voice Free

Cortney McDermott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

These three tips alone, when applied, will dramatically and immediately change your voice. Try them out and then join us for part II of this series, in which Roger will reveal the dangers of being sound predictable and explain why speaking and singing are the same thing.

How to Be the Best Public Speaker on the Planet

James Altucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
James Altucher

Polls say people would rather be dead than speak in public. Seinfeld joked that a guy giving a eulogy would rather be in the coffin. I've given 100s of talks -- but last week I wanted to die before I went on stage.

WATCH: Best Man's 'Speech' Will Totally Surprise You

Posted 08.28.2013 | Weddings

As the best man, one of your roles is to get up in front of your buddy, his new husband or wife and all of their guests and give a speech at the recep...

12 Tips For An Amazing Wedding Toast

Posted 07.02.2013 | Weddings

Unless you're a seasoned public speaker or have had a lot to drink (oh, we've heard stories...), the thought of getting up in front of an entire room ...