Public Speaking Anxiety

Public Speaking Anxiety, or Glossophobia, as it is scientifically referred to is the number one fear in the USA. Glōssa, means tongue, and phobos, fear or dread. Scared tongue!   It isn’t your tongue that is scared, it is usually manifested … 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

Get the Quote Right

Reading an article about a keynote address I had delivered was my first strong awareness of how important it is to get the quote right.   The year was 1998, and I delivered a closing keynote address to wrap up … Continue reading

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

Master Communicator – President Ronald Reagan

Master Communicator President Ronald Reagan kept note cards of quotes and words of wit and wisdom he later incorporated into his speeches. We recently took a trip to the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Southern California.  The library is … Continue reading

Quotes about Public Speaking – Dianne Booher

Quotes about Public Speaking – Dianne Booher – looks at the reality of how powerful (and destructive) the spoken word can be. Samson of Biblical fame killed 10,000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass.   Similar destruction on a daily … Continue reading

Award Winning Book about the Power of Public Speaking

I am honored to have a chapter in an award winning book about the power of public speaking.   The book is titled “The Heart of a Toastmaster” an anthology of true stories for and about Toastmasters.  The book WON the 2014 International … Continue reading

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Video Testimonial of Your Love

They say home made gifts are the best gifts to receive. I agree!  Especially the ultimate Mother’s Day gift video testimonial of your love When I was going through my mom’s things after she passed away, I was moved to tears … Continue reading

Quotes about Public Speaking by the CEO of Stew Leonards

When it comes to good public speaking topics, I think quotes about public speaking by the CEO of Stew Leonards hits the nail on the head: Never give a speech on something unless it is something you like yourself.   … Continue reading

Quotations about Quotes

Quotations are powerful tools for speaking – and living! I believe in the power of quotes.  Quotes are an extremely effective tool to enhance one’s talk. So much so that I have a web site devoted to quotes. For fun I looked … Continue reading

Ted Talk Joshua Prager

Ted Talk with Joshua Prager is a showcase of extraordinary storytelling In a previous post I promised to do a few posts about the 7 newsworthy talks Toastmasters International selected for 2013.  In that same post I kicked off the … Continue reading

Clarity When Speaking

I recently witnessed two presentations that reminded me of the importance of clarity when speaking.     One of the definitions of clarity on is:  “Clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity.” This is what you want to achieve when practicing and delivering your speech. … Continue reading

Three Lectern Etiquette Tips to Avoid What Travolta did at the Oscars

John Travolta became legendary in March 2014 – but for the wrong reason.  Here are three lectern etiquette tips to avoid what Travolta did at the Oscars. The singer’s name is Idina Menzel’s, but introduced by John Travolta as “Adele Dazeem.” … Continue reading

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