Public Speaking

The Secret to a Great Presentation Comes Down to 1 Simple Thing (It's Not Charisma)

Confidence comes from your mission, not your talk.<p>Public speaking is stressful but it's an essential skill to have if you want to communicate your ideas in a business world. A great presentation can land you a life-changing deal, while a bad one can lose you your job.<p>After practicing enough, …

Self-esteem

5 Simple Ways to Build Trust With Your Body Language

You can lay the foundation of trust all without saying a word<p>Building trust quickly is an essential business skill. Whether you're in sales or you're the CEO, chances are you'll need to connect and talk with clients and customers to keep your business moving.<p>But getting people to trust you can be …

Body Language

How To Own A General Session Like A Boss

<b>Make Sure You’re On The ‘Need To Know’ List</b><p>Ensure your client shares all guest keynote contracts with you as they will outline technical …

Forget procrastination with these productivity hacks and tips

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Somewhere inside your lazy bones, there waits a hyper-productive, highly motivated version of you ready to be unleashed upon the world. All you need is a little guidance to let that go-getter out. …

Time Management

4 Important Truths of Lasting Relationships

Some days it feels like we’re in constant communication, flooded by a nonstop stream of status updates and tweets and three-word questions: “What’s …

MIT

Build Your Home Business With Public Speaking

Public speaking often appears in the number one slot of things people fear most. However, it’s a great way to get your message to your target market …

Personal Finance

An Update to The Boy Scout Handbook

<i>“The Boy Scouts of America sought to distance itself Tuesday from President Donald Trump’s highly political speech to tens of thousands of Scouts,</i> …

Humor

Not Crazy About Public Speaking? Few of Us Are. Here Are 7 Pointers to Help.

First piece of advice: Start with a story about vulnerability. It makes you relatable and trustworthy in the eyes of your audience.<p>Selling today is all about giving back to your customers, and customers prize transparency. One of the ways I give back to my community -- and strive to be transparent …

it doesn't matter

Forget PowerPoint: 3 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Relatable

PowerPoint is a tool. You--not the slides--carry the message.<p>Ever see this? People presenting at a meeting or pitching to clients will click to a slide, look at the audience, and then turn back to the slide. It's like they're expecting the audience to be dazzled by their insight as they read each …

Call to Action

5 Public Speaking Apps to Perfect Your Next Presentation

Put your phone to good use and turn it into your own personal speaker coach.<p>These days, there's an app for everything. Need to manage your stress? Want to keep track of your workouts? Optimize your vocabulary? You have options. Many options.<p>There's even The Rock Clock that lets Dwayne "The Rock" …

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Harvard Researchers Find Prezi App More Effective Than PowerPoint

We all have our opinions--good, fair and not so good--about presentation software that we use all the time. The term "Death by PowerPoint" is …

Enterprise Tech

9 Things You Should Always Do Before a Big Presentation

The most successful public speakers use these tips to make their point and manage their fear<p>"Maybe I should have prepared a bit more."<p>I'll admit it. I've said these words to myself right before stepping in front of a group to make a presentation or pitch. I feel sorry for both the audience and …

Short Stories

Learning to Hook an Audience

I work in fifth grade at a school in Germany with the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, which promotes inquiry into conceptually connected …

Teaching

With Just 3 Words, Jordan Spieth's Caddie Helped Him Win the Open

Great performers in any field practice this one habit to calm down, build confidence and regain focus.<p>At the age 23, Jordan Spieth became the youngest player to win the British Open since 1979. It almost didn't happen, but Spieth regained his mental edge with help from his caddie.<p>Through the first …

Golf

How I Manage My Social Anxiety in a Public Speaking Career

Happily waking up at 6:00 in the morning isn’t typical for an elementary school student, but it became the only thing that could help get me through the day. While most kids my age were sleeping through their alarm clock buzzer, I considered that loud obnoxious sound my own piece of serenity.<p>I woke …

Brit + Co

How to Watch (Almost) Every Official TED Talk Ever

The new TED Archive is making hundreds of previously unavailable talks available on YouTube for free<p>Consider yourself lucky if you are able to attend the TED Conference in person, not only to of see the stellar speakers in a live audience, but to actually see the many, many TED Talks that are never …

TED Talks

Exclusive first look at all the speakers at TED Global this year

<b>(CNN) —</b><p>Ask anyone who knows Africa today: the continent sits at a critical inflection point. Not just for Africans, but for everyone on our planet. By 2050, the bulk of the world's population growth will take place on the continent.<p>And while Africa has experienced spectacular economic, demographic …

Africa

How to Be More Confident, According to a Comedian, a Singer and a Pornstar

Also a life coach and an actor, for good measure.<p>For many, confidence has a pretty ephemeral quality. It comes – maybe when you're surrounded by your nearest and dearest, or when you're in that perfect three-pint pocket – and goes just as quickly. Which can be frustrating, because confidence is a …

The Best Speakers For Business Growth

As someone who speaks at more than fifty events each year, I have the good fortune to observe some brilliantly talented professionals as they share their wisdom with audiences. I also get to see others who will someday be brilliant (one can only hope). The list below represents some of the best …

These 3 Issues Make People Forget Up to 90 Percent of Your Presentation

If you're not acknowledging these problems when you plan you're talk, you're not ready for the stage.<p>When you give a presentation, the whole point is for your audience to walk away having internalized something important (hint: your mission). But despite such a clear objective, research shows that …

Nine Skills Worth Learning for Any Career - and How to Learn Them

I recently had the pleasure of reading Scott Adams’ book <i>How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big</i>. At one point in the book, Adams refers to …

Psychology

The Most Inspiring Speeches Have These 4 Things in Common

Remember these next time you're at the front of the room.<p><i>What makes a speech great? Why are some so much more memorable than others? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jimmy Soni,</b> …

Abraham Lincoln

Six top tips for business presentations

Big presentations and important pitches are an unavoidable part of leadership – use these tips from chief executives to deliver a top quality speech.<p>1. Bring a dry subject to life<p>“I try to bring props to support my points to engage my audience, because having something visual is often more exciting …

The scientific reason no one wants to see your PowerPoint presentation

Hating PowerPoint is one of the society’s last acceptable prejudices.<p>The tedious PowerPoint slide deck has become a well-worn cliché of numbing office life, the communication equivalent of a jammed copy machine, and the program has been blamed for everything from dumbing down university education …

Prezi

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Meet the speakers: Spin, Kelly Anna, Peter Anderson and ManvsMachine

At Nicer Tuesdays July our speaker line-up has a broad range of experience, anecdotes and advice to share. Taking to the Oval Space stage will be …

Air Max

How to Conquer Anxiety

Dear friend,<p>I’ve always been a pretty brave person, but even now — I fall victim to anxiety.<p>Most of these anxieties are irrational. For example:<p>I. …

Eric Kim

7 Reasons Why You Should Improve Your Public Speaking

Improve Your Public Speaking<p>Over ten years ago, I found myself in a class for leaders and managers. After building rapport and working to create a …

Leadership

The Most Important Part of Your Speech Happens Once You Get Off Stage. Don't Blow It

Every presentation has the potential to grow your business in a big way, but only if you know what to do.<p>Congrats! You were selected to present at a conference in your industry, or at an association event, or some other event where people will sit in chairs and listen to what you have to say. This …

Your Business

These 6 Things That Actors Do Will Make Your Presentations a Lot Better

Use these stage techniques to connect with your audience, draw them in, and give them a performance to remember.<p>Unless you're a regular on the TED Talk stage, chances are you could improve your presentation performance.<p>If you need motivation, look no further than billionaire Warren Buffett, who …

TED Talks