Public Speaking

An analysis of 700 presentations revealed that adopting one speaking skill can make you more persuasive

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.<p>The data firm Quantified Communications has added to the …

The Brain

The Skill That Most People Don't Have: Active Listening

Active listening is an active process, it is not just simply giving attention to the speakers, but also to show the verbal and non-verbal signs at …

Body Language

Arnold Schwarzenegger refuses to be paid for commencement speech

Arnold Schwarzenegger terminated the fee to speak at an upcoming commencement.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

middleman-presentation

<b>UNMAINTAINED</b> This project is unmaintained.<p>This project helps you to build wonderful presentations based on HTML and JavaScript. The JavaScript-part …

Web Development

How to Escape the PowerPoint Prison

Pity poor PowerPoint. Has there ever been a piece of software that elicited such negative feelings? Meeting goers have long been bored senseless by …

Simon & Schuster

The Impromptu Speech moment

Getting up on the stage and delivering a talk isn’t everyone’s forte. For many, it’s highly important that they are informed well in advance. This …

What makes a great speech?

ABC RN<p>What makes a great speech?<p>This resource is a primary (&/or) secondary educational audio recording from ABC Splash.<p>Did you know that making a …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

How I Survived a Public Speaking Nightmare in 5.5 Steps

When disaster strikes moments before your big presentation, here's the survival guide.<p>It was a Tuesday. I was hired to give a 90 minute keynote for 350 people at a sales kickoff. Sound check was scheduled for 7 a.m., and at 9 a.m. I'd take the stage. However, within moments of turning off the hotel …

Productivity

Is public speaking fear limiting your career?

Your fear of public speaking may be holding you back at work. Here’s what you can do about it.<p>Glen Savage is about to go on stage wearing wings and a halo. He’s terrified.<p>The year is 1961 and the five-year old Savage is playing the Archangel Gabriel in the nativity play at St James School in …

5 Powerful Ways to Make Your Presentation More Memorable

<b>Want people who hear you speak to remember you long after your presentation is over? Follow my top five rules for success.</b><p>You’re standing at a …

Unicorns

Obama writer: Crafting speeches with authenticity

In her speech to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama recalled the time her family headed for the White House seven and …

Public Relations

This Is the No. 1 Soft Skill You Need to Develop

It can't be replaced by automation.<p>It's been heartening to see heightened interest in soft skills in response to rising automation and the shrinking half-life of hard or technical skills. I'm among those who believe soft skills and continuous learning will be what lift some careers while others …

Leadership

Liz Reyer: Introvert should look at speaking opportunity as chance to advance

Q: In my job, I often create detailed presentations for others to present. I've been told that if I'm to advance in my career, I need more visibility …

Introverts

How To Get Ready To Give A Speech Faster!

Sometimes we just don’t have a lot of time to prepare our next speech<br>Image Credit: Riccardo Cuppini Do you feel that the time that you put into …

Choosing a Teleprompter

Some quick hints about buying a teleprompter<p>What is the distance to the talent? 3-12 feet, iPAD and 12" teleprompters. 15' - 15", 20' -17 or 19", …

Cameras

Representing Facebook Design on Stage

Takeaways from my Journey<p>On a Friday afternoon in Berlin, Germany, I stood in a movie theater-sized room about to speak to hundreds of people on …

UX Design

Ace Your Next Presentation With 3 Winning Warm Ups

You've prepared for your speech for weeks. But what about right before you step on stage? Learn last minute techniques for a winning talk.<p>First impressions matter. People make an assessment of you almost instantaneously. You want to pass this initial test and win your audience over. But how do you …

Public Speaking 101: How to Prepare, Perform and Present Yourself

Author Jill Schiefelbein chats with entrepreneur Kat Loterzo, who talks about how to be unapologetically you.<p><i>This video is part of a series brought to you by Entrepreneur’s book division, Entrepreneur Press, the publisher of Jill Schiefelbein’s book</i> Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, …

Entrepreneurship

What great speakers do

I’m obsessed with finding the best speakers to put on stage at my upcoming event Leade.rs Paris April 11–12. Only 3 weeks to go! Check out who is …

Brené Brown, Expert on the Power of Vulnerability, is Auditorium Speaker at 2017 ALA Annual Conference

Dr. Brené Brown has spent the past 15 years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 <i>New York Times</i> …

TED Talks

Top Tips for the Perfect Elevator Pitch

The question is, how many elevator pitches should a job seeker have at the ready?<p>Imagine you go to a job search networking meeting for the first time, and the leader at one point informs the audience that everybody will have a chance to stand in front of the group and present an elevator pitch. I …

Elevator Pitches

Use Colors to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

A famous 2014 study conducted by Chapman University in the USA reported that public speaking was the biggest fear of American people. What was more …

Confident Public Speakers Always Focus On Their Hands Instead Of Their Audience

Remember once in your public speech experience, your hands started sweating the moment you were in the backstage, it sweated even more when you stood …

Body Language

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Conference Panel Discussion

<b>Panel discussions are a popular part of many conferences but there are lots of things to consider to ensure a successful session. Break away from the</b> …

Interior Design

How to be a better speaker, according to a coach who's spent nearly 20 years helping high-powered execs, TED presenters, and news anchors

Nightmares about public speaking typically involve showing up naked, completely forgetting to prepare, or having your audience cackle and hoot as you sweat and stumble through your lines.<p>Real-life presentations are rarely so dramatic. But they can still — and often do — go poorly.<p>"Pitch Perfect: …

Finding the Bliss Point for Public Speaking

We've identified it for the food we eat and the music we listen to. Now, can we do it for the words we speak and the messages people hear?<p>I recently read an article in <i>The New York Review of Books</i> about a new paradigm in the music industry.<p>Since many of today's Top 10 Hits sound the same, I tend to …

Public Speaking Not Your Thing? This Company Will Write Your Wedding Speech for You | Brides

If just the <i>thought</i> of standing in front of hundreds of people and reciting a handwritten speech makes your palms sweaty, we've got some good news for you. No, it doesn't save you from public speaking itself, MOHs, but it <i>can</i> take the stress of writing an eloquent wedding speech off your plate. …

Weddings

The 1 Decision That Launched Warren Buffett's $76 Billion Empire

Warren Buffet's social anxiety jeopardized his career. Here's how he learned to love the spotlight.<p>With an estimated net worth of $71.9 billion, octogenarian and Omahan Warren Buffett is one of the world's most successful financiers.<p>From an early age, Buffet seemed destined for greatness--by 16, …

Warren Buffett

3 Myths That Are Killing Your Presentation (and 1 That Can Save It)

Have to give a presentation? These are the public speaking myths you should ignore and what to do instead.<p>It was 2008. I was chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the biggest presentation of my life. I had eight make-or-break minutes to launch my career.<p>It was the National Storytelling …

How To Incorporate Humor Into Presentations In The Most Un-Cringeworthy Way Possible | Fast Company

By Michael Grothaus03.15.17 | 5:09 am<p>You’ve likely been there: A speaker at a conference attempts to warm up the crowd with a few jokes, and they fall flat. Yet making people laugh can be a powerful tool for success. A study published in the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> found that if …