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Public Speaking

More Glee: How to Avoid Communication Suicide

Cortney McDermott | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
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.

5 Entrepreneurial Lesson's Learned From Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

Katie Lance | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Katie Lance

I compiled five of my favorite "Barbara takeaways" that I think will resonate with anyone but particularly those of us who are entrepreneurs, working hard on our business but also leading a full life with family and children.

Are They Talking Behind Your Back?

Erin Donley | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Erin Donley

More than anything, this experience reminds me that a world without judgment is fantasy land, and that most people will only say "nice" things to our face. Can we live in a world where this is the norm?

Michael Bay's Meltdown and How fo Overcome Fear

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Tom Alderman

There aren't too many of us who don't get some level of debilitating schpilkis when asked to talk in front of people. It can be truly unsettling. But the reality is, in business -- as in relationships -- HOW you say things is more impactful than WHAT you say.

Four Ways to Capture Your Audience

Dorie Clark | Posted 03.29.2014 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

You've just been introduced, the crowd is clapping, and you're heading up to the podium. For hours, they've been PowerPointed to death, and now it's nearly lunch. You've only got a moment to make an impression -- how do you capture your audience?

10 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs From an Expert Looking for a Global Impact, Sylvester Chisom

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

All entrepreneurs must overcome fear to start their endeavors. Sylvester Chisom overcame this fear early on, when he founded his first business at age 17. Now, 11 years later, he is committed to helping other young entrepreneurs take the leap.

Speaker Points: 2014 SAG Awards Produce Better Acceptance Speeches

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

After disappointing speeches at last week's Golden Globes, I was happy to see better winning words at the SAG Awards. Here are my scores for the most notable speakers.

How I Conquered My Greatest Lifelong Fears

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Sometimes, when you shine a light on your fear it doesn't look so bad. Not always, of course. But I've found that burying my fears seems to fuel them. When I come right out and admit what's scaring me I'm often surprised to find that I'm not alone. And that in itself brings comfort.

"But I Didn't Prepare Anything!" Three Public Speaking Lessons From the Worst Golden Globes Ever

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Deborah Grayson Riegel

While I realize that movie and television stars are people who get nervous speaking in public just like many of us, they had weeks between the nominations and the awards to get their presentations together.

Hot-Air Balloons At Ted Talks

Michael Drew | Posted 03.11.2014 | Media
Michael Drew

I've been at TED Talks, and I've watched many, many of them and, you know what? I get the feeling that the formulaic is replacing the fresh.

Losing it Live: Michael Bay at Samsung

Connie Dieken | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Connie Dieken

You can now witness your worst nightmare if you deliver presentations: embarrassing yourself on stage. In this case, it happened to famed film directo...

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?

Spanx Your Speech: 5 Tips to Tighten Up Your Toast, Speech or Presentation

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Karen S. Exkorn

It's the holiday season. Time for getting out the Spanx for both your stomach and your speech. Whether you're delivering a keynote speech at the Four Seasons or a toast at this year's holiday party, your presentation needs to be stellar.

What Do You Mean I Have to Give a Speech?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

The fear of public speaking is one that plagues many. However, more and more of us are expected, or even required, to do it on a regular basis. Here are some relatively simple tips that can make the process a little easier.

The Essential 'Carry On' of Mindfulness

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Women
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

Like that "carry on" bag we bring on the plane or train that has all of what we need, I learned more of how to have the skills and techniques become the essential "carry on."

The 4 Pillars of Good Business Writing and Speaking

Phil Simon | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

I've been on a reading rampage as of late, even more than usual. Blame or thank my iPad and bunch of long flights. That's not to say that I read every...

Actions Speak Louder: Reflections on Sept.12

Daniel Scott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scott

It was the 12th of September 2001, and insomnia had only just begun to run rampant worldwide. Thousands of miles away from where my terrified heart wa...

Ten Tips to Stop the Trauma of Stage Fright

Debra Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

I am not going to suggest you picture your audience sitting in their underwear. You are already nervous, and far be it from me to make you physically ill while picturing a bunch of folks lounging in their skivvies. Like life isn't scary enough.

My Cancer Baptism by Fire

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I may have a background in radio, but I've never given a long speech or a talk in my entire life. This was not the place where I had ever envisioned giving one, let alone giving my first one ever.

What It Actually Feels Like to Stutter

Madeline Wahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering was more than peppering a sentence with a few extra syllables. It was the heart-wrenching realization that the word wasn't coming out of my mouth no matter how hard I tried.

More Glee: Set Your Voice Free

Cortney McDermott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

These three tips alone, when applied, will dramatically and immediately change your voice. Try them out and then join us for part II of this series, in which Roger will reveal the dangers of being sound predictable and explain why speaking and singing are the same thing.

How Cancer Saved My Life

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

So while I curse cancer with every fiber of my being, this is the one and only time that I will ever say, "Thank you, cancer. Thank you for motivating me to get off my couch to kick your rectum sideways. 'Preciate you."

How to Be the Best Public Speaker on the Planet

James Altucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
James Altucher

Polls say people would rather be dead than speak in public. Seinfeld joked that a guy giving a eulogy would rather be in the coffin. I've given 100s of talks -- but last week I wanted to die before I went on stage.

5 Secrets to Looking Confident While Speaking in Public

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

Rethinking the way we perceive stress may actually improve our physical and mental performance. It may be easier to give in to our fears, but you will accomplish much more in life and feel a greater sense of pride for facing them.

11 Speeches That Will Teach You How To Drop A Mic On The World

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

These speakers should write the book on captivating an audience and speaking truth to power. Get ready to do a lot of this... 1. Coming O...