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

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 Dictionary.com 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

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

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

Quotes About Public Speaking – Eliot Aronson

Most people are more deeply influenced by one clear, vivid, personal example than by an abundance of statistical data – Eliot Aronson, Social Psychologist   I used this quote to introduce the “S is for Storytelling” page.  It truly represents the importance … Continue reading

Doing a Roast about a Person – the Boast

In this post we clarify exactly what the “boast” is when roasting a person. Most of the posts on this topic have focused on how to ROAST someone.  BUT, every roast should be sandwiched with BOASTS. That is praise the person who is … Continue reading

Doing a Roast about a Person – Cautions

There are some cautions one should take when preparing to deliver a roast. In a previous post we came up with a list of things we know about Arnold. While many of them are true, we aren’t sure, in a … Continue reading

Analyze your Audience – What Do They Already Know?

Analyze Your Audience

In this post, I am sharing a recent experience when I did not analyze my audience more thoroughly.   To motivate your audience, present your message so that it addresses their pressing needs and interests. People listen to what affects … Continue reading

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