Quick Tips

October 17, 2012

Five Tips on the Use of Visual Aids

With the rise of many kinds of software for computer-generated visuals, such as PowerPoint and Keynote, we have additional choices for visuals we use in […]
October 9, 2012


This statement is one of the best I have found on enthusiasm: “Light yourself with the fire of enthusiasm and people will stand in line […]
October 3, 2012

You Receive a Poor Introduction…

On more than one occasion I have been introduced as a professor at the University of Kentucky instead of Northern Kentucky University. What do I […]
October 1, 2012

Preparation Should Be Continuous

I’m always preparing—well, in a loose sort of way. As I go about my activities during the day, I am always alert for material for […]
September 24, 2012

Five Tips for Organizing a Speech

We have covered five tips each on handling stage fright and delivery. This “five tip” article is on organization. Alexander Pope said that “order is […]
May 15, 2012

A $119,000,000 Speech

Well, it was a special kind of speech.  Tobias Meyer, auctioneer for Sotheby’s, recently sold The Scream by Edvard Munch, the most expensive work ever […]
February 4, 2012

Let’s Stand and Meet

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, stand-up meetings are becoming common in some companies.  In one company, Atomic Object, employees follow […]
January 18, 2012

Find It in an Obituary!

Great sources for new material in your next presentation can come from unusual places–such as obituaries! I’ve always sought to find in nonfiction books original […]