May 25, 2012

Advantages of Being Nervous

Yesterday I heard two different speakers say as they began speaking, “I’m nervous.”  It is okay to be nervous when you speak! The key 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 […]
March 22, 2011

Prefer a Firing Squad?

          This title is hyperbole, but many people say they would prefer any task to delivering a speech. Three basic fears involve what people think, […]
May 12, 2010

Speaking Anxiety: Eliminating the “What Ifs”

A perplexing challenge for any speaker is to arrest the anxiety of “What if ___ happens during my speech?”  Psychologists tell us that the apprehension of […]