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5 Tips for Great Public Speaking

Catriona Pollard | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

I very publicly share how public speaking has been a massive challenge for me. I've spent many years telling myself that I couldn't do it, and it was only relatively recently that I realized this simply wasn't true.

5 Secrets of All Successful Product Presentations

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.31.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Even if you learned to picture your audience naked to calm your nerves, you are going to need to say something of value. You can have brilliant ideas, but if they are stuck inside or wrapped in too much junk, they serve you no good.

The Power of NO

Lauren Garcia | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Lauren Garcia

Last year someone approached me about giving a speech in front of my high school. In the spirit of trying new things, I decided to say YES!

The Single Strides to SXSW

Sonya Matejko | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I'll be candid. I once started a blog because a boy broke my heart. Pretty typical, huh? Maybe it could've been. It could've been basic and predictable. It might have even been in the beginning. I used it as a platform to vent to the world, and to make sure others out there knew they weren't alone. I become vulnerable to offer others the strength they were missing.

Toastmasters: My First Step in Launching a Hedge Fund

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

What was my first step in creating a socially responsible hedge fund? Did I engage attorneys and accountants, generate capital provider interest, prep...

20 Hand Gestures You Should Be Using

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

Do you know how to speak with your hands? The best, most charismatic speakers and influencers know the importance of using hand gestures.

Having 'Influence:' Top 10 Takeaways From the National Speakers Assn. Conference

Joan Michelson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Joan Michelson

The 2015 annual conference of the 42-year-old National Speakers Association focused on "influence," made me reflect on the fact that we are "influencing" people in every conversation no matter how small, and how important influence is to achieving our goals.

The Story That Will Boost Your Confidence and Resilience

Clementine Bihiga | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Clementine Bihiga

Sometimes as humans, we are so quick to give up. How many times have we been turned down and decided to stop? How often do we take rejection as a sign...

7 Ways to Be a Better Conversationalist

Quora | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Listening is a very difficult skill few master. Do not be thinking about what you're going to say while they are talking. Genuinely listen.

Simple Tips to Master Public Speaking

Arabelle Yee | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Arabelle Yee

Ever since I was young, I've always been the one to put my hand up in class. Not sure if it was the rebellious nature in me or if I was just really up for it. Last time I checked, I was still half introvert.

How to Turn a Flat Tire Into a Fulfilled Speech

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

I take pride in being independent but there are two chores I refuse to learn: how to change a tire and how to use a chainsaw. There are other people who can do those activities far better than I can.

Silent Treatment

Jim Moret | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media
Jim Moret

My doctor said I was like a major league pitcher being put on the disabled list. I'm not an athlete. I am a broadcaster, but the analogy was not lost on me. My voice is my tool and it was rendered temporarily useless.

How to Face Your Fears and Conquer Your Anxiety Forever

Amy Morin | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Imagine how productive could you be if you conquered your fears. When you're no longer plagued by worrisome thoughts, and you don't need to waste time and energy trying to avoid the things that make you anxious, you can invest your resources into reaching your greatest potential.

What Would Happen If You Had a Blank Canvas?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

One of the biggest shifts that is happening in our world today, and there are many, is that many people are starting to wake up to the fact that life ...

Speaking Authentically Makes All the Difference for Leaders...and Everyone Else Too

Matt Abrahams | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Matt Abrahams

If you are anything like us, you clap politely at the end of your boss's boss's boss's overly scripted presentation and then turn your attention to thoughts of a free lunch as the smell of catered food and Sterno catches your nose.

7 Essential Tips to Prepare for a TED Talk

Simon Tam | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Simon Tam

As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I've learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. Of course, these are just general ideas that work for public speaking as well.

Speak Up Chef: The Making of Marc Vetri

Katherine Preston | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

Many times we believe that we need to 'fix ourselves', that we need to iron out our imperfections before we can be what we want to be. Instead, Marc has reached the height of his profession while stuttering. He proves that you can refuse to let your challenges harness your dreams.

The National Forensics League is Not Just for Future Politicians

Natalie Kalin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Natalie Kalin

Believe it or not, there is another NFL. And this one has nothing to do with 50-yard marks and touchdowns and buff guys in shoulder pads.

11 Ways to Guarantee a Successful Author Talk

Matthew Dicks | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Matthew Dicks

Recently I described the format of my typical (and I think ideal) author talk. Today I offer a few specific suggestions on how to guarantee success at an author talk of this kind.

The Three Rules of Great Speakers

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Preparation is everything a presenter needs to do before getting on stage to give a talk. When preparing for a speech, it's critical to articulate a strong structure, fetch memorable images to use as support and orchestrate seamless transitions

Public Speaking Etiquette - 10 Solid Ways to Get Yourself Noticed

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Most people would rather have a root canal than stand up in front of a crowd and make a speech, even among their own peers. Yet, one of the most efficient and effective venues for getting yourself noticed is speaking to a group of people with a message.

Managing Graduation Trepidation: 3 Techniques to Help New Graduates Interview Confidently

Matt Abrahams | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Matt Abrahams

It is an unfortunate coincidence that this year's graduates must experience both elation and trepidation. While they rightfully deserve to bask in their academic accomplishments and celebrate, these young men and women must also confront one of our biggest fears as they prepare to interview for jobs or graduate school.

Do You Have a Fear of Public Speaking? Here's Help!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I am booked to give about a dozen talks to various groups in the next few months. As a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, a restaurant critic and a film producer, I have a lot to say.....but the prospect still gives me sleepless night.

How To Stop Being A Perfectionist

Nathalie Thompson | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Nathalie Thompson

Perfectionism can really put a wrench in your ability to achieve your goals. When things don't go as planned give these strategies a try before your inner critic kicks in, and you'll be back in the game in no time. Always remember that you don't have to be perfect in order to be amazing!

10 Tips for Public Speaking Confidence

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

If you have ever struggled with public speaking, have ever had a bad experience, or just want to find your voice and shine as a speaker, it is possible. There are simple, proven things you can do, that I have learnt through more than 20 years of speaking to audiences from small and intimate to those in the thousands, to help you shine.