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...

Proven Tool to Keep Audience Interest in Your Speech

How to Stir the Emotions With Your Speech When you give a speech, where does your energy originate? Your head, or your heart? Think about the greatest speeches you’ve ever heard. Perhaps it was JFK’s inaugural address. Maybe it was Dr. King’s “I Have a...

How to Fall in Love With Your Speech

Are You in Love With Your Speech? It was Monday morning, June 9th, 2008 at 3:45 AM.  That’s when it hit me. I was driving home from Ottawa, Canada. I was feeling the letdown of not placing in the top 3 of a high-level Toastmasters speech contest. Just south of...

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