Steve Boyd

April 2, 2024

Know Your Audience!

From 1869 to 1924, Russell Conwell delivered a speech, “Acres of Diamonds,” 6,152 times. With the money he earned, he helped establish Temple University. How […]
March 12, 2024

Cutting Out Cringey Comments

Some speakers use phrases which make me cringe because the implications of the words may be either insulting or misleading. Let’s look at a few […]
January 16, 2024

Reaching a Resolution

In the workplace, reaching a win/win resolution is often the goal. A huge step toward winning is to listen empathetically. The story of the Titanic […]
November 30, 2022

Driving on Alert

Driving the interstates in winter can be boring when you are on level land with typical Midwest harvested cornfields stretching out for miles beyond you. […]
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 […]