Public Speaking

The Real Reason Oprah's Speech Was So Good (Running for President Had Nothing to Do With It)

Oprah's speech at the Golden Globes received wide-spread praise. But not for the reason it should have.<p>In every awards show, there is the moment people talk about. An outrageous moment, the announcement of the wrong winner, and in the case of the 2018 Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey's acceptance …

Award Shows

WATCH/Listen| Fast facts on how to win the audience with a good presentation

Never leave it to late says Shelley Walters a sales trainer, as she shares the top tips on how to prepare for an internal presentation.

Opinion | Changing minds, hearts and organizations

Senior leaders stepped out from behind the lectern, left the stage and went into the audience. They didn't have prepared remarks or PowerPoint …

Leadership

The Myth Of The TED Talk

<i>Full disclosure: I have TED Talk FOMO. I’ve never given one. I got turned down for the TEDx event I recently pitched. It’s a goal of mine, so I wanted to know: Is it really worth it?</i><p>For experts and innovators, the TED Talk is the holy grail of achievement. Give one, the thinking goes, and you go …

TED Talks

A speech coach explains exactly why Oprah sounded so presidential

As a speech teacher at the University of Washington, I listen to speeches for utility. Can I use this in class? Will it help novice speakers improve? I think Oprah Winfrey’s recent Golden Globes speech is a useful teaching example. There’s a lot going on in those eight minutes, but I would direct …

Recy Taylor

Narrative Therapy 101: Why You Should Write Your Own TED Talk

<i>The story we tell ourselves about ourselves directly shapes the way we exist in the world. The introspective journaling exercise below from energy</i> …

TED Talks

11 Horrible Body Language Mistakes That Are Hard to Quit (But You'll Be Glad You Did)

You may not realize how often you do some of these.<p>It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.<p>It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Body language is a …

Learn How to Capture Anyone's Attention With These 5 Tips From Famous Motivational Speakers

What you can learn about engaging any audience from Jim Rohn, Amy Purdy Tony Robbins and others.<p>There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you …

Tony Robbins

4 Tips on Becoming a Great Public Speaker

Perfect your speaking strategy on YouTube or through videos.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Salma Jafri breaks down four great strategies you can practice that will make your public speaking technique more effective. You can practice these strategies when writing a speech, giving a …

Trump says U.S. open to talks with North Korea — White House

WASHINGTON/SEOUL — U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea's leader a day after the first intra-Korean talks in more than two years that the …

North Korea

Oprah Just Gave A Master Class in Public Speaking. Here's What CEOs Should Learn From It

Even if you didn’t watch the Golden Globes on Sunday night, you’ve probably heard about Oprah Winfrey’s speech. While accepting the Cecile B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, Winfrey delivered a masterful speech that brought the house to its feet. The speech was stirring, and the social …

Psychology

Developing Student Voice Is Critical. TED-Ed Clubs Can Help.

Learning Strategies<p>Developing Student Voice Is Critical. TED-Ed Clubs Can Help.<p>By Marcos Navas     Jan 9, 2018<p>Image Credit: Marcos Navas<p>As John stood …

Education

Stammer sufferer delivers wedding speech to his wife in emotional live TV moment

Here’s the emotional moment that a stammer sufferer managed to overcome the condition to deliver a perfect rendition of his wedding speech to his …

Emotions

A linguist explains why it's okay to say "um" and "uh"

In a study of how people talk in English, the linguist Mark Liberman analyzed a massive database of spoken language and found that one in every sixty words people pronounce is either <i>um</i> or <i>uh.</i> Depending on how fast you talk, this means you are producing two to three of these ‘fillers’ per minute.<p>Why …

Language

3 Important Ways to Engage Your Audience, From a TED Talk Coach

Well-practiced imperfection may sound like an oxymoron, but it's exactly what you need to achieve if you want to move your audience to action.<p>Working with TEDx presenters as a global executive coach has been challenging and rewarding, and it has taught me some vital truths about public speaking. …

How to Dramatically Improve your Public Speaking Skills

The ability to communicate a message, sell an idea, or paint a vision is a critical skill for <i>anyone</i> who wants to have an impact on the world. And …

TED Talks

How to Give a Speech Like Oprah

We all listened to Oprah’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. de Mille Award? Yes? Good. Did you notice how even though she’s Oprah, and could …

Edit

Consider These 10 Tips When Making Your Next Sales Pitch

There’s something to be said for making an impact with an audience. It’s even more critical when you are delivering a pitch to earn that …

Small Business

15 Important Things Every Superb Communicator Does

No matter what role, industry or career stage you’re in, it’s a safe bet that strong communication skills are a key requirement for your job. Being able to clearly state directions, information and messages in a way that others can understand and follow is critical to keeping a business and team …

Leadership

The Art of Giving Amazing Portfolio Presentations – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Hey! I saw your medium article on doing portfolio presentations and I thought it was pretty helpful. One question I had though was that I’m still not …

UX Design

How To Deliver Your Presentation In Half The Time You’d Allotted

Talking faster during a presentation is a bad idea. Here are a few better ones.<p>It’s the day of your big presentation. You’ve spent the last few weeks fine-tuning every detail. You rehearsed last night, and you were flawless. You’ve never felt more prepared.<p>But then you hear something that makes …

How to Engage Your Webinar Attendees

If you find hosting a webinar stressful, you’re not alone. Even the most seasoned pros get nervous they’ll deliver a flat presentation that bores …

Marketing

Can hypnosis cure us of our deepest, darkest fears?

Have you ever been so scared of something that it stops you in your tracks?<p>Yes, we have too. So we decided to try and do something about it for the …

Mind

Nine Activities Any Entrepreneur Can Do To Boost Their Confidence

Building confidence is a daily habit that every entrepreneur needs to incorporate into their routine. It can be easy to listen to that inner voice and recognize your faults over your accomplishments. Having the proper amount of self-esteem is necessary to perform as a business owner, and you need …

18 Ways to Make Employee Town Halls More Engaging in 2018

Break out of the box and take town halls to a whole new level.<p>If your organization holds employee town hall meetings, chances are you're already planning your first session of 2018. That's why it's a great time to resolve to make next year's town halls more energetic and engaging.<p>After all, town …

How to Become a Conference Speaker, and Why You Should

In any week somewhere in the world, you’ll find a pack of programmers, product managers and startup founders hitting their choice of conferences, …

DevOps

How to Write a Sure-Fire Elevator Pitch for Your Job Search

Every now and then, you may bump into a friend or acquaintance with whom you’d like to reconnect. This person may have resources or connections that …

Elevator Pitches

11 horrible body language habits that are hard to quit but you'll be glad you did

It's not what you say, it's how you say it.<p>It's a cliché, but it's true. Body language is a crucial part of communicating. The way you act can warp …

Body Language

Amanda Davis, Veteran Morning News Anchor, Dies at 62

CBS46 morning news anchor Amanda Davis died on Tuesday after suffering a massive stroke while at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on …

Entertainment

Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in 'Star Wars: A New Hope,' Dies at 87 (Report)

Alfie Curtis, the actor who famously intimidated Luke Skywalker as Dr. Evazan at the Mos Eisley cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, has …

Entertainment