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What's So Funny?

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.18.2017 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

The words "Cook in your underwear" aren't that funny, but in the context of a speech I gave to the Idaho Association of School Administrators, the phr...

Public Speaking? There’s An App For That

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 12.27.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on According to the 2015 Chapman University Survey of American Fears, the top three personal anxieties that m...

Don't Be An Expert, Be A Thought Leader: 5 Ways To Become A Thought Leader

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Nicholas Marlin

Coauthored by Annie Provenzano It's easy to confuse being an expert or being a thought leader. However, it is a lot easier becoming an expert than be...

5 Tips for Booking Prestigious Speaking Gigs

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Back in my 20s and 30s, I made my living as a Jewish multicultural educator, lecturing at prestigious venues like Harvard University and Barnard Cente...

10 Bay Area Media Training Experts For The Speaking Challenged GirlBoss

Nancy Laws | Posted 11.08.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

The first time I had to speak publicly was a whirlwind interview with my local news station. I had never done an interview before, at least not one th...

Grow a Robust E-List From Public Speaking and Create "Business Friendships"

Ken Lizotte CMC | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Ken Lizotte CMC

Public speaking has long been considered a potent business development vehicle, a chance for people to meet and get to know you and your expertise. Who knows who might be in your audience that's a perfect fit for what you have to sell?

3 Ways to Step Up Your Public Speaking Skills

Janice Omadeke | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business
Janice Omadeke

Whether it's during a meeting, event, or preparing for a promotion, improving your public speaking skills will have a big impact on your career. We ca...

Don't Imagine That Your Audience Are Naked - Imagine the Opposite

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

***Please, change the vertical to the UK Edition of HuffPost and delete this message*** I have read an article recently in which the author ridiculed...

The Power Of Your Thoughts

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 10.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gabrielle Flank

One day I was reading on the internet and I discovered a fact that read the average human has 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. Growing up my Mom and...

5 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Should be a Speaker

Christopher Kai | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business
Christopher Kai

If "networking" is defined as you attending a networking event to potentially find new clients, it can often be difficult, time-consuming, expensive, and fruitless. Perhaps you attend the wrong event and meet no prospects and you spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars with zero return on investment. That isn't sustainable or an effective use of your time.

A Lesson on Leading & Communicating

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 10.12.2016 | Education
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

One year ago, I joined a very "strange" group that meets in my local library. What makes us strange?

The Powerful Secret That No One Really Wants To Talk About

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Our over-confidence disappears through sharing and confession and we are much happier when we recognize this. It also gives us a mutual understanding and the serenity that comes from trust.

Trump And Clinton Debate Strategies That Can Make Anyone A Better Public Speaker

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

Caption: Trump and Clinton speaking (image credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that emp...

How I Broke My Fear Of Public Speaking By Doing It Nude

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

It seems that no matter how many nude events I attend, I spend weeks beforehand feeling anxious -- wasting so much energy on negativity, feelings of insecurity about body image, or wanting to look my best nude.

Conquer Fear Of Public Speaking Through Emotional Intelligence

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

Written by Patrick Donadio and Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President Caption: Person giving a speech (image credit) Thi...

Gary Vaynerchuk on Public Speaking

Jeremy Alexander | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Jeremy Alexander

If you have been keeping up with my #AskGaryVee Book Club series over on my YouTube channel, you know it's been a journey packed with amazing wisdom a...

There Must Be Some Mistake. I Really Shouldn't Be Here.

Dan Duffy | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I was a bad student. Actually, let me rephrase that. I was a really #@%!ing bad student. But it wasn't my fault. Okay, maybe it was a little. I was ...

How To Find Your Voice As A Writer

Laura Munson | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Laura Munson

What does it really mean to find your voice? I use this word 'voice' all the time when I talk about writing.

Chasing the Ah-ha! Moment - Business Insight at its Finest

Sherry Gray | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Sherry Gray

For small business people few endeavors are as productive as attending, or presenting at, a conference. The value is not restricted to meeting and net...

5 PR Tactics To Get Ahead Of Your Competitors

Catriona Pollard | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

What public relations does is tell your stories while also building your reputation and credibility - so people buy the relationship and promise rather than just the service or widget.

5 Hacks to Help You Survive a Networking Event

Susan OBrien | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Susan OBrien

Hearing the words "I need you to attend this networking event tonight on our behalf" can trigger a series of extreme reactions in an otherwise rational person. The range of discomfort can vary from apathy and weariness to aversion, distress and even a rising tidal wave of nausea, at the thought of forced social interaction.

3 Important Questions To Help You Conquer Your Fears

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.08.2016 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Fear is insidious. It preys on you, urging you to play it safe. It convinces you not to try anything that might risk failure.

Confessions of a Keynote Speaker

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Mind you, I'm not claiming to be psychic or a mind reader, but after 25 years of doing this kind of work, a person develops a curious ability to sense what people are thinking...

Anxiety Is The Greatest Thief Of All Time

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Pat Blumenthal

It isn't always easy, I admit. Sometimes you have to work hard at putting anxiety in its place. I have to tell it repeatedly that I am boss. I do not want it to claim any more of my life.

6 Ways To Conquer Stage Fright

Lynne Martin | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynne Martin

Just knowing that stage fright originates in my lizard brain, and not my conscious one made it seem less threatening to me. Then we got down to solutions that might put that bad boy to sleep so I could enjoy talking to people about my favorite subject, our Home Free experiences. Here's what we came up with: