Speaking tips

July 1, 2016
Seven Steps to a Dynamic Presentation

Seven Steps to a Dynamic Presentation

In the Bible, the number seven is identified with something being “finished” or “complete.” We might say the same thing about a dynamic presentation. Here […]
November 30, 2015

Ten Tips to Immediately Improve Your Next Presentation

Practice your speech aloud. If you don’t, then your actual presentation is a practice session. You have too much at stake to allow that to […]
June 15, 2015

Slow Down

President John F. Kennedy is considered by most historians and rhetoricians to be one of the greatest speakers among U. S. Presidents. One trait of […]
October 13, 2014

When Other Speakers Are on the Program

When you are not the only speaker on the program, you have a new dynamic to consider in preparing for your presentation. A nightmare we […]
March 10, 2014

Learning From Tony the Tour Guide

 I have listened to many tour guide speeches over the years, from the eucalyptus forest in Australia to the wilds of Alaska. Recently we took […]
September 9, 2013

Memorizing Parts That Can Improve Your Presentation

I’m often asked “Should I memorize my speech?”  My answer is “no,” unless you are delivering a highly emotional presentation like an eulogy or a […]
September 3, 2013

Engaging the Audience

At the beginning of the session in a recent presentation skills workshop, I asked what each participant wanted to gain from the one-day program. Half […]
October 30, 2012

The Mechanics of Reading Your Speech

Certain situations require a manuscript speech, such as a eulogy or a CEO’s policy statement. In the last newsletter, I gave strategies for writing a […]