Category Archives: public speaking

Check Out Your Room Ahead of Time

If you’re speaking a new group in a new setting, one way to be prepared is to visit the location ahead of time and take a few pictures. I’m speaking to a group in the near future and was talking … Continue reading

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Writing a Speech in Five Minutes

All of us at some point in our speaking career have to give a speech, but don’t have the time to prepare. Illness, family problems, extra time needed at work – these are all valid reasons to be in a … Continue reading

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Aristotle’s Rules for Persuasive Speech

When you think of old, very old, extremely old speakers. Who’s the first person which comes to mind? Larry King? NO – this speaker is older than Larry Impossible you say, no one is older than Larry. Well let me … Continue reading

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Google Alerts for Speech Research

Here’s a quick way to research your speech topic – use Google Alerts. While most people will use the Google Search engine when working on a speech, most of that information is old. It could be years old, months old … Continue reading

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Lecterns 101

Here are a few tips on using a lectern. No, it’s not a podium – see wikipedia. 1. If you’re the Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies, you should try to sit right next to the lectern. This facilitates the transition … Continue reading

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Speaking Like They Sing – Ambassadors of Harmony

The Ambassadors of Harmony encapsulate a lot of things we would like to bring as a speaker. Energy, movement, hand gestures, facial expression and surprise.  The next time you find yourself scheduled as a speaker ask yourself the question, “How … Continue reading

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Say It Like Obama

There are very few “Advanced” speaking technique books available, but this one shows you most of the techniques of a masterful speaker. “Say It Like Obama,” shows us the art of speaking as  presented by our President. If you’re interested … Continue reading

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