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15 Complaints From a Lip Reader

Tracy Stine | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracy Stine

It's pretty much a guessing game sometimes. If I know the topic, I'm able to follow along a lot easier. Now on to a few complaints and tips from lip readers:

TEDx Speaker Combats INFObesity in New Book "Got Your Attention?"

Joe Kutchera | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Joe Kutchera

Over the years, I kept finding myself recommending POP! to friends and colleagues in marketing. While I have given away (or forgotten about) many other business and marketing books that I read, I have held onto my copy of POP! So, when Sam's new book came out, I was excited to read it...and review it.

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...

Let Your Advocacy Voice Be Heard

Marla Murasko | Posted 11.06.2015 | Impact
Marla Murasko

A lot of people are comfortable in the "online" space, but I'm here to tell you to let your advocacy message have a voice, have a face! Above you see me doing a presentation about Down Syndrome Awareness and Inclusion to my son's class.

Word Evolution: 11 Words that Mean Something Different to Entrepreneurs

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Have you ever really thought about how terms take on new meaning over time? When I was a kid, the word "sick" actually meant sick. Today "sick" can also mean "amazing." Words and phrases evolve over time -- especially in the business world.

The Megaphone of Power

Tom Morris | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Tom Morris

The famous South African film director jumped out of his chair and ran up to me, stopping only when his nose was six inches from mine. "I'm right here...

The New Science of Stress: What You Need to Know

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

It's time for us to start having a more balanced conversation about stress. While chronic stress exists and isn't good for our mental or physical health, there is so much more to the stress story than "stress is bad."

Superbwoman Robyn Hatcher: From Shy to Shining

Janet M. Neal | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

As a child, Robyn was exceedingly shy. She did not speak until age 2 and even then had created her own words and language. Because of this intense shyness, her family took to calling her "Shai" instead of her given name.

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.

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.

What Not To Say To Someone Who Stutters

Madeline Wahl | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

The most important thing to do when listening to a person who stutters is to act natural. Don't make fun of the person who stuttered. Don't laugh. Don't try to mimic the person. Don't say anything about learning how to talk.

Re-Imagining the Author Talk in Three Parts

Matthew Dicks | Posted 06.28.2015 | Books
Matthew Dicks

I don't want audience members to walk away feeling like they just received the hard sell. I don't want them to understand the plot or characters of my book better. I want them to know me better as a person, and with some luck, they will want to know even more.

Are You Short Selling Yourself?

Melanie Young | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I believe everyone has a story to tell. Many have several. Just as the average person dreams 4 or 6 times a night, I think an average person can spin ...

Why You Shouldn't Laugh at Someone Who Stutters

Katherine Preston | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Preston

In that silence it doesn't sound like she is apologizing for her insensitivity -- it sounds like she is sorry that I stutter. Sorry that I have a name that has never escaped my mouth unscathed. Sorry that I am who I am.

5 Ways to Be on Top of Your Game in College

Dannia Guzman | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Dannia Guzman

Personal agency can make a difference in any situation. Only we can take control of our learning and the outcome because only we can vocalize our needs.

Why You Shouldn't Finish the Sentence of a Person Who Stutters

Madeline Wahl | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering is just as much an internal dilemma as it is an external one. Friends and family members and teachers don't know the embarrassment that happens when you know what you want to say but can't say it and someone else has to say it for you. They can't see your confidence deteriorating.

Seven Speaking Faux Pas That Can Derail Your Speaking Career

Kelly Phillips | Posted 04.10.2015 | Small Business
Kelly Phillips

The connections I've made from speaking at events have enriched my business and my life in quite a few ways. Unfortunately, a speaking gig gone bad can do serious damage to your reputation. And it's not just about what you do when you're on stage.

How to Talk to Women

Judith Humphrey | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Judith Humphrey

When talking with women, keep these five pointers in mind. You'll find you will create stronger rapport and trust. You'll develop the very best relationships with women -- whether in the board room or in your personal life.

5 Important Questions to Ask About Your Audience Before Your Next Presentation

Ellevate | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women

Every presentation should be built with the audience in mind. In order to do that, you need to be armed with some important information about them. Here are five key questions so ask of whoever invited you to speak.

Secrets of Yoga Teacher Training: Speaking Our Truths

Jenine Durland | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

It is day three of Pete Guinosso's Lighting the Path Yoga Teacher Training, and already my entire idea of what a teacher training entails has been fli...

Communication Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

| Lolly Daskel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business

Everyone communicates and occasionally misspeaks. But the best leaders, the greatest bosses, and the entrepreneurs we admire the most are the ones who...

How to Deliver a Hall of Fame Speech

Michael Goldberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

There may come a time when you have to give a speech whether at a wedding, funeral or award ceremony. Or you might be introducing the next speaker! Here are some ways to prepare yourself for your next big speech, presentation or talk.

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.

An Interview With Nick Morgan, Author of Power Cues

Phil Simon | Posted 08.12.2015 | Books
Phil Simon

For a long time, I have spoken in public settings. At first I taught software classes and then moved to keynote speeches to support my books. I had a ...

Listen Well - It's an Active Exercise!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In her book My Life in Leadership, Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and one of t...