Steve Boyd

July 31, 2017

Pause Power

Sometimes the most important part of communication is not the words we use, but the space between the words. We need to learn to use […]
July 10, 2017

Careful with Statistics!

George Burns said “If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.” That is tongue in […]
May 1, 2017

Speech Coaching Made Easy

In a “Wizard of Id” cartoon, the first scene shows the king finishing a speech to his people. As the king leaves, his assistant says […]
April 10, 2017

Apples of Gold

Solomon, known as the wisest man who ever lived, wrote that the right words are like apples of gold in baskets of silver.  This is […]
March 20, 2017

Which “Centered” Are You?

At what point do you become an experienced and effective speaker? It’s not something you magically arrive at by speaking a certain number of times. […]
February 27, 2017

Disarming a Challenge

As you prepare for a specific speech, you will sometimes become aware of a situation that could cause challenges. This can create anxiety as you […]
January 23, 2017

What Does Your Face Show?

In my presentation skills seminars, I’ve always talked about the importance of facial expression. Recently I was reminded of how powerful facial expressions are by […]
December 19, 2016

That First Sentence

Want to get off to a great start in your next presentation? Make your first sentence have meaning. Nothing is wrong with “I’m delighted to […]