Steve Boyd

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 […]
February 12, 2019

Unexpected Audience Involvement

              We all know the challenge of keeping an audience awake and alert as we speak. But what happens when the audience becomes involved when […]
November 12, 2018

Name-Dropping for Impact

A friend of mine once hosted at the University of Cincinnati a special committee which included both business leaders and university people. After they assembled […]
September 17, 2018

The Last Word

Malcom X, a human rights activist, was assassinated while delivering a speech at Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom in 1965. As he was speaking, a commotion occurred […]
August 27, 2018

In Your Next Presentation, Be Sure to Say…

A few newsletters ago I wrote about what not to say in your next presentation. In this article I want to suggest content to include. […]
July 9, 2018

Another Tip for Better Listening

One day several years ago I was fishing with my good friend Dave when I heard a slapping sound nearby. I had never heard that […]