speaking skills

August 8, 2013

The Ideal Speech in Three Minutes

I’ve listened to thousands of speeches in my career as a university professor, presentation skills coach, and consultant. I recently watched on YouTube a young […]
April 16, 2012

Let’s March!

There are many ways to persuade someone to take action. You may recall the old story about a party on an elegant cruise yacht when […]
September 15, 2011

Connect: Introduction to Introduction

            Not only are the first sentences of your presentation important, but also the last words of whoever is introducing you. Those last words have […]
September 13, 2011

How You Say It Makes a Difference

Mark Twain was known for his regular use of profanity. His wife got tired of this and decided to show him how distasteful this language […]
March 24, 2011

Don’t Miss the Good Stuff!

Last week I heard speaker Scott McKain who stressed an idea about life in general: "Don't miss the good stuff." I also stress the importance […]