Steve Boyd

December 17, 2019

Embracing Your Intuition

In public speaking, there are times when a little voice inside you seems to say, “Leave this out,” or “Add this line,” or “Stop here.” […]
September 16, 2019

Everything But Your Words!

How ideas are presented has a great deal to do with how much value they seem to offer. Delivery is the source of your contact […]
June 17, 2019

Good Use of Speaking Time

 You may sometimes wish you could die rather than give a speech, and public speaking did literally kill one of our presidents. William Henry Harrison […]
May 27, 2019

Being a Great Conversationalist

In the information-sharing society in which we live, finding people who will listen is a challenge. In a New Yorker cartoon, a man at a […]
May 6, 2019

Formula for a Great Speech

Thwack! A banana cream pie hit me directly in the chest, spattering my face and ruining my suit and tie. The speaker, who had aimed […]
April 15, 2019

Using Language Well

Three elderly gentlemen were sitting together on a train out of London. The first one said, “This is Wembley.” The second one said, “No, this […]
March 25, 2019

Observing Your Audience

Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot just by watching.” Observing an audience before you speak can really help gauge the attitude and […]
March 4, 2019

Using Your Tone of Voice

In speaking, we know that what we say may not be as important as how we say it. When my children were small, the tone […]