Face the Fear of Public Speaking

Make this year, the year you face the fear of public speaking. Fear, Public Speaking. It is debilitating and a significant reason to not move forward in careers and business. Overcoming it can be easy. Imagine yourself knowing that you never … Continue reading

Don’t Set Yourself Up for Failure as a Speaker

Don’t set yourself up for failure as a speaker by not being fully prepared to use PowerPoint   My final post for 2013 (besides the one announcing I was taking a break so I could complete my book on hearing … Continue reading

Public Speaking – Handling an Awkward Moment with Grace

expect the unexpected

I recently had an opportunity to practice a public speaking skill by handling an awkward moment. The #1 Rule As  Lilly Walters instructs, “Remember our motto. Expect the unexpected,” it is important to be prepared for jams, mix-ups, and mistakes. … Continue reading

Importance of Storytelling for Persuasive Speaking

Storytelling in Public Speaking

Last night I attended an evaluation contest and appreciated the emphasis placed on storytelling for persuasive speaking Toastmasters Evaluations One of the hallmarks of the Toastmasters program is evaluations. Each speaker in a club receives feedback, both written and oral, after delivering a … Continue reading

Introducing Public Speaking Quotes Tees

five t-shirts about public speaking

KISS Speaking Tips is proud to begin its custom selection of public speaking quotes t-shirts with quotes from wise and witty communicators.  All shirts are designed from my experience as a public speaker.       <a href=”https://neatees.myshopify.com/cart/20058134086:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Be … Continue reading

10 Irish Toasts for St. Patrick’s Day

Toasting is an important part of any celebration, and these toasts are of special significance among the Irish – Past International Toastmaster President Ted Corcoran, from Dublin, Ireland.   In 2003-04, I served as the District Governor for Toastmasters District 52.  … Continue reading

Hand Gestures when Speaking

Hands are an important part of body language when speaking. In his book titled, Nonverbal Communication,  the leading Californian researcher Albert Mehrabian claims facial expressions are almost eight times as powerful as the words used. That words only count for … Continue reading

If You Can’t Communicate – Warren Buffett Quote

If you can't communicate, it's like winking

If you can’t communicate, it’s like winking at a girl in the dark. ~ Warren Buffett Mr. Buffett Values the Ability to Communicate This quote by billionaire Warren Buffett demonstrates the value he places on communication skills.  In 2009 Mr. Buffett and … Continue reading

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