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Public Speaking

Shyness: 4 Methods to Work With Social Anxiety

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wolffe

While social anxiety can truly, at moments, suck, it may have also invoked strengths in you. Embrace those strengths. Be thankful for them. Trust them. Allow yourself to be empowered by them. Continue to use them to carve out your niche in the world.

Stop saying that women are beautiful

Matthew Dicks | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Matthew Dicks

Pay attention to the way women are introduced at events like this in the future. Their physical appearance is often mentioned as a part of the introduction, and almost always by other women.

How to Get a TEDTalk

Simon Tam | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Simon Tam

Desire is not enough. Passion is not enough. You have to take initiative, give to others, and prepare yourself for a yes. That's the pitch- and that's how you get a TED talk.

5 Actionable Tips for Public Speakers

Adam Davis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Adam Davis

The first time I walked on the platform to deliver a public speech, my stomach was rumbling and I was a little nervous, to say the least. At the time, It had been nearly a decade since I stood in front of a crowd as large as this one, but this time, it was for a good cause.

7 Secrets to Speaking With Confidence

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

Is there a shortcut to becoming a confident speaker? Oh yes!

The First Thing Introverts Should Know About Public Speaking

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I have a really complicated relationship to public speaking. The mere prospect of giving a lecture used t...

How to Be an Inspiring Public Speaker at TEDx

Angela Lussier | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Angela Lussier

As a two-time TEDx speaker and huge fan of TED talks, I've come to learn a few things about what makes a TED talk great. If you are getting ready to give one and want to make it the best it can be, use the following checklist to ensure your speech is inspiring, memorable, and completely you.

9 Ways This Introvert Polished His Public Speaking Skills

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tyler Tervooren

I stood on stage, looking out over the hundreds focused on me -- waiting for me to speak, to say anything -- and the voice in the back of head made it...

Public Speaking: The Horror

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Pam Ferderbar

According to a Chapman University survey on American fears, our top phobias are public speaking, heights, and bugs. (Fear of clowns rolled in fourth on the Chapman list, but is number one on my personal scared-sh*tless-o-meter.)

How to Have an Impact on the World With Persuasive Speaking

Jonathan Li | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

To make a big impact, we need to be persuasive in public speaking. But there are so many things we can focus on: storytelling, humour, body language... What should we focus on first?

8 Storytelling Secrets Every Business Leader Should Know

Jonathan Li | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

Many people love stories, but few people tell good stories. To succeed in business, we need to tell good stories so people will listen and take action.

Why Public Speaking Is Linked to Being Successful

Richard Bradley | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Richard Bradley

Worth magazine's Power 100, an annual list of the 100 most powerful people in global finance, features men and women from around the globe who work in...

Tell Yourself This Little White Lie to Become a More Confident Presenter

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Aristotle once wrote: "The least deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold." When it comes to presenting to an audience, he's right ...

5 Strategies To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Quiet Revolution | Adam Grant | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used to...

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

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.