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Speaking For Dough

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 Watts | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Peter Watts

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?

10 Practice Tips and Activities to Improve Your Interview Skills

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Small Business
Nikki Stone

Interviews can be extremely important and can be quite influential in the outcome of your career. Knowing how important an interview can be, isn't it worth putting in the time to perfect your skills?

When Oversleeping Before a Big Keynote Presention Is the Perfect Thing to Do

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Two minutes. That is not a lot of time to shower, shave, answer nature's call, meditate, dress, review a stack of yellow-highlighted note cards, and descend 12 flights to Ballroom "A."

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.

Be Impeccable When You Speak and Your Children Will Be, Too

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Learning how to speak well won't guarantee your little pumpkin will get into an elite college or land a great job when he graduates. But I can't think of a single thing in life that's made more difficult by effective communication.

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.

To Say F*ck or Not to Say F*ck... That Is the Question

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business
Karen S. Exkorn

Last month I was in a meeting with one of my clients, a senior executive, who let her f*ck flag fly high. In the course of an hour, she dropped the F-bomb so many times that when I left the meeting, I was feeling... well, mixed.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Randi Zuckerberg Speaks Up for Causes (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

What causes lead Randi Zuckerberg to speak up? In part 5 of my interview with her, Randi talks about: voicing support for women in business stopping...

Is Anyone Speaking?

John Brown | Posted 08.29.2013 | Technology
John Brown

Yes, let's read, write, and use the Internet, but let's not abandon the miraculous pleasure of speaking in the real world with identifiable persons other than ourselves.

Word Love

Roberta Gately | Posted 08.11.2013 | Good News
Roberta Gately

Standing there silently, my reverence for the capacity of a single word to change everything grew exponentially, and that respect for words continues to this day.

The 65 Business Words You Should Never Say

Harvard Business Review | Bryan A. Garner | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

This article originally appeared as a blog post with the Harvard Business Review. It's mission-critical to be plain-spoken, whether you're trying t...

Do You Speak Your Mind? 6 Tips To Find Your More Assertive Self

Helene Lerner | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

With election time almost here, we see candidates speaking their minds. Are you able to assert yourself when necessary? Or are you surprised when "yes" comes out of your mouth when you meant to say "no"?

Does Mitt Romney Speak Too Quickly for His Own Good?

Max Atkinson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Max Atkinson

I've not studied Mitt Romney's style of speaking in much detail, but there may be a clue in his latest gaffe (above) as to why I'd felt there was s...

10 Tips for Giving a Kick Ass Keynote

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.10.2012 | Small Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Actors want to direct. Directors want to produce. And consultants want to be kick ass speakers. And why not? The pay is good. It doesn't take much time. And it's a lot less heavy lifting than most consulting gigs.

About Leadership: Speaking From Notes

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

You are trying to convey the tricky mixture of spontaneity, authority, and audience contact, and to do that you have to be able to concentrate on the audience and their reaction, rather than on finding the right word or phrase.

Speaking Our Reality

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

If we listen carefully to our truest inner selves and speak with a greater presence, we can empower ourselves to create exciting new possibilities and become a witness to the reality of our heart's greatest desire come true.