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...

Why Speaking is Like an Exotic Sports Car

Public speaking is like caring for an exotic sports car. What?? Picture an expensive, high performance automobile. It has the potential to drive fast, with great power. Take care of it and it can consistently create a memorable experience. Ignore it, or put...

How to Bring Your Audience Into Your Story

Re-LIVE Your Story It was an unexpected moment. In front of 1,000 people, Anthony was giving the speech he’d been practicing for months.  At the end of a key story – about an experience in his apartment in college – he stopped. He took a couple of steps to...

Speak About the Future

 Bring the Future to Life When You Speak On September 12, 1962, President John F Kennedy stood before 35,000 people at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas, and presented a seemingly impossible vision to the nation: “…If I were to say, my fellow citizens, that we...

How to Engage Your Audience In the First Few Seconds of Your Speech

Does This Speech Opening Sound Familiar? “Ladies and gentlemen, honored guests. Thank you for the opportunity to be with you. It’s a great honor to be here to present my speech….” Does this speech opening sound familiar?  It should, because it’s one...

Speak Confidently to Increase Your Impact and Influence

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