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

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

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

Doing a Roast about a Person – Summary

In this post, we summarize what we learned about preparing and delivering a Roast and Boast for Arnold Schwarzenegger.   The Roast and Boast as a unique way to honor someone special The myth about Roasts that takes all the … Continue reading

Doing a Roast about a Person – Creating Visuals

In this post I’ll share with you ideas for creating visuals for your roast.           There are so many ways to incorporate visuals I hardly know where to begin. Take the image above. This was an image from roflrazzi … Continue reading

Hand Gestures While Talking

Hand Gestures Speak Volumes While Talking Hands talk too! The way we use our hands while presenting will affect how our message is received. Here are three POWERFUL messages conveyed by hands: 1) Pointing: Pointing is a hand gesture best … Continue reading

Distractions While Speaking

Nervous habits can cause the audience to become distracted from your message. Convey confidence and power by watching for and eliminating distracting, nervous habits. Through the many years of being a Toastmaster I have seen many types of distracting habits. … Continue reading

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