Feeling ‘Chicken’ About Speaking? Try This….

Feeling ‘Chicken’ About Speaking? Try This….

How to Manage Speaking Nerves One of the most common questions I hear is:   “Michael, how do I get rid of my nerves?”   I understand the purpose of the question, but it’s the wrong one to ask. My response is always, “You don’t want to get rid of nerves.”...

The Magic Number for Public Speaking Success

A Simple Lesson From the World Championship of Public Speaking It was the night before the World Championship of Public Speaking. If you’re not familiar with this competition, think American Idol for speakers. It’s an annual contest hosted by Toastmasters...

Are You A Speaker Who Is Too Good For It To Matter?

Are You a Speaker Who Pleases Everyone? I was having breakfast with my friend, Tom. Although he’s not a professional speaker, he talks to audiences every week. He said, “You know, Michael, in my position, not much bothers me when I speak. But, last week, I...

Speak Confidently to Increase Your Impact and Influence

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