speaking

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 […]