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

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

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

Quotes about Public Speaking – Milo O. Frank

This quote about public speaking comes from the author of a book that has been in publication for over 20 years 30 seconds can change the direction of your career and your life. – Milo O. Frank Milo O. Frank … Continue reading

Public Speaking Cartoon – The Budget Talk

You don’t want to be told THIS after completing a talk!       Here are some posts that can help you avoid putting your audience asleep and getting les than life-giving feedback! Any of the techniques used by Dr. … Continue reading

Why Toastmasters Part 3

Why Toastmasters? You become a listener and a leader   A surprise to most Toastmaster members is how they become leaders. You become a leader, or at least perceived as one, when you become a good communicator. Toastmasters International realized … Continue reading

Message in a Parable about Two Old Maids and a Cat

In the post titled parables when speaking, I shared one of my favorite parables about two old maids and a cat. It is based on a joke I heard long ago and embellished with elements from my own life.  I have  used … Continue reading

Why Master Public Speaking?

  I’ve done a couple of posts on the amazing public speaking trainer, Maurice DiMino. One is his experience as a youth, the other is about your million dollar message. When Maurice DiMino  was a guest while I had a … Continue reading

PowerPoint Slides

Steve Job Powerpoint

I discuss the use of PowerPoint slides in the D is for Delivery page, and this is the suggestion I made: PowerPoint Slides When possible, do not turn your back to the audience to read the screen. 3 bullet points work best, … Continue reading

Quotes about Public Speaking – Dale Carnegie

dale carnegie quote about public speaking

No site that shares quotes about public speaking would be complete without the wise words of Dale Carnegie      A talk is a voyage with a purpose, and it must be charted. The man who starts out going nowhere, … Continue reading

Quotes about Public Speaking – Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins Quote about Public Speaking

No quotes about public speaking would be complete without words of wisdom from Tony Robbins! Give more to your audience than they have any right to expect.-Tony Robbins I saw Tony Robbins once at a Toastmaster Convention in San Diego. … Continue reading

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