Quick Tips

November 13, 2014

Setting Up for a Later Punchline

The speaker usually thinks of setting up a punch line as part of telling a joke. But the speaker can also set up a punch […]
September 22, 2014

Say It With a One-Liner

“The most important words we’ll ever utter are those words we say to ourselves, about ourselves, when we’re by ourselves.” Al Walker spoke that one […]
April 16, 2014

Humor: Helping an Audience Adapt

For several decades, our church sanctuary had an antique pulpit which was cumbersome to use. The surface for notes or a Bible was small and […]
April 14, 2014

Great Quotations Can Come from Children

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.“ […]
January 15, 2014

A Punch Line for Many Occasions

I’m always looking for punch lines or short quotations that I can use for multiple speaking situations. Recently I read an anecdote that that will serve nicely […]
November 11, 2013

A Template for Repeated Presentations

Painting pictures with words is an important part of a speaker’s repertoire. Here is a variation that is good for the speaker who gives the […]
October 23, 2013

Be Careful How You Say It

“Worsh,” “git,” “pore,” “crick.” Are those familiar words? Some of the words may be familiar, but not the meanings I ascribed to them in my […]
April 9, 2013

The Personal Touch in Presentation Preparation

You can go online and find a tremendous amount of information on any organization or association you might be speaking to. This is important in […]