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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
Ellevate

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...

How to Give a Near Perfect Presentation (And Why It's So Hard for So Many)

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.02.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

If you fear, dread, or simply hate giving presentations, there may be a fundamental principle you're missing that's holding you back.

3 Ways to Improve Your Voice Without a Voice Teacher

Arthur Samuel Joseph | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Arthur Samuel Joseph

Breath is fuel. Your voice is the most unique muscle in your body. It is designed as both a wind instrument and a string instrument.

The Gifted Speaker: Baby Your Voice

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

I have found that my vocal chords and my throat are like a canary in a cave. If they don't feel right, a cold, flu or other general cootie is generally right around the corner. Does this send panic through me as I set out to sing or act? Yes it does. Does the same issue hold true for public speaking? Yes it does.

How Not to Introduce a Speaker

Adam Grant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

After giving a few hundred speeches in the past year, I've been struck by the variety of ways that different people introduce the same speaker. Some introductions energize me and seem to leave the audience excited to hear from me. Other introductions inadvertently make it more difficult to deliver a successful speech.

Bluffed, Baffled and Bewildered: How Rand Paul Bilked Berkeley

Peter Paskale | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

Many are seeing Sen. Rand Paul as Daniel emerging unscathed from the lion's den having performed some form of political miracle. Look a little closer though and you'll see the natural results of a good speech, a well planned message, and above all, a flattered audience.

Talk to Thrive

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It seems that everyone has an incurable "fight to be right syndrome," and it is going from bad to worse. Most people are busy speaking or criticizing harshly while very few are listening to understand.

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?