July 5, 2022

Speaking Without Apology

Often I hear speakers open their speeches by apologizing because they did not know they were supposed to speak until the last minute. Sometimes they […]
November 23, 2021

Read to Become a Better Speaker

There is a difference between written and oral style. Oral style uses shorter words, more repetition, shorter sentences, and even incomplete sentences. Transcribe a portion […]
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.” […]
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 […]
April 20, 2015

Stand to Speak

Usually we associate standing to speak with delivering a presentation. I want to suggest we stand to speak at other times, too. For example, when […]