Stories – Take Your Audience Along – Show Don’t Tell

One of the most valuable coaching tips I received as a TEDx speaker is to show, don’t  tell, my stories   The Coach   I shared in a previous post my experience as a TedX Camarillo speaker,  I mentioned we … Continue reading

Public Speaking – Handling an Awkward Moment with Grace

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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

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

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

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

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

Seven Great Quotes about Public Speaking

Many years ago while still working at UCLA a colleague whose father was a professor, gave me one of her father’s prized possessions, “Braude’s Pocket Card of Speakers.”   It consists of five 3X5 cards with tips on public speaking … Continue reading

Public speaking as a youth is not always a tragic ending – Maurice DiMino

Many, many blame their fear of public speaking on some humiliating event that happened to them when young – usually in school. They never got over it. But it isn’t always that way.  In the following two posts I share … Continue reading

Quotes about Public Speaking – Dale Carnegie

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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

Speech Timing Word Count

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Knowing how much time you have and figuring how many words per minute that equals helps you prepare the content of your talk.   A fifteen-twenty minute speech is approximately 2,000 words. Below is a sample format for a typical 10-15 … Continue reading

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