February 12, 2019

Unexpected Audience Involvement

              We all know the challenge of keeping an audience awake and alert as we speak. But what happens when the audience becomes involved when […]
August 27, 2018

In Your Next Presentation, Be Sure to Say…

A few newsletters ago I wrote about what not to say in your next presentation. In this article I want to suggest content to include. […]
October 5, 2015

Calculating the Timing of Your Presentation

A question I’m often asked is, “How do you know how long your speech will be before you deliver it?” One important way is actually […]
April 20, 2015

Stand to Speak

Usually we associate standing to speak with delivering a presentation. I want to suggest we stand to speak at other times, too. For example, when […]
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 […]
February 17, 2014

Speaking Etiquette

I just read an article on rudeness in using email and how to avoid certain habits. Those made me think of etiquette in speaking. Here […]
January 20, 2014

Good News!

Good news for those of you who would like to have a printed copy of some of Steve’s blog posts on speaking and listening effectively! […]
January 3, 2014

The More Speakers, the More Adjusting

When I see that several others are going to “say a few words,” I’m always in the “changing direction” mode with my presentation. The axiom […]