Public Speaking

3 Ways to Give Your Presentation an Emotional Punch, Courtesy of Ken Burns

If you want to make an impact in business, tell emotionally engaging stories.<p>If you want to make an impact in your profession and stand out from your competitors, tell more stories--and not just any story, but emotionally engaging ones. If you're stuck on how to tell stories, look to Ken Burns for …

Storytelling

When Gashora Girls Became Africa's Debating Giants

[New Times] When it comes to public speech and debating, Gashora girls are a class apart. From wining debating competitions locally, they have taken …

Education

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Star Bernie Casey Dies at 78

Bernie Casey, best known for his scene-stealing role in <i>Revenge of the Nerds</i> and as the star of <i>I’m Gonna Git You Sucka</i>, has died at the age of 78.<p>The …

Entertainment

Startup Cheat-Sheet: How To Create a Winning Pitch Deck

So, you want to wow investors with an amazing pitch.You may be tempted to jump straight into Keynote or Powerpoint to get started. Don’t do it! …

Guy Kawasaki

Cut the filler and fat from your communications

Cliches, culturally suspect phrasing and filler words such as "uh" and "like" are easy to fall back on but don't do you any favors when speaking, …

Language

This is what you should study at university if you want to be a billionaire

If you want to be a billionaire, you'd be well served by studying engineering at university or taking a job as a salesperson.

Success

Get Executives to Say 'Yes' With These 3 Tips

If you want executives to listen -- and say yes -- to your idea, know your main point and articulate it from the start.<p>Interacting with executives can be nerve-wracking. After all, why would they want to listen to you?<p>As I've learned after decades of executive coaching globally, you don't have to …

Management

Cindy Crawford's Kids Kaia Gerber And Presley Gerber Make Their London Fashion Week Debut At Burberry

Both 16-year-old Kaia Gerber and her older brother 18-year-old Presely Gerber made their London Fashion Week debut modelling oversized knitwear on …

Women's Fashion

Tapping Into TED to Boost Your Author Platform

How TED Talks have become a new milestone for aspiring and established authors.<p>I remember sitting on a publishing panel about a year after <i>The Oprah</i> …

Publishing

3 mindful minutes: these videos will make you calmer and happier

Mindfulness expert Jody Shield shares her super-quick tips<p>Stressed? Anxious? Overloaded? Author, speaker and modern healer Jody Shield is here to …

Mindfulness

SpeechCoach.ai helps you step up your public speaking game

Public speaking can be terrifying. Before every TechCrunch Disrupt, moderators are required to go through mandatory speaker training to ensure we’re not flaming disasters on stage. Our bosses bring in a real-life human to train us and point out how often we use filler words or simply don’t make any …

William Howard Taft

Author Simon Sinek Shares The Exact Definition Of A Leader In This Inspiring TED Talk

In today's excessively tough, overtly-competitive times, what is it that an entrepreneur absolutely must have?<p><b>In the words of ace entrepreneur,</b> …

Leadership

Vocalytics analyzes your body language to make you a better public speaker

Vocalytics, one of the many projects that came out of our Disrupt SF hackathon this weekend, wants to make you a better public speaker.<p>The project uses machine learning to analyze videos of your performances and gives you feedback on your body language. The team trained the system to look for your …

Machine Learning

3 Proven Tips for a Talk That People Remember Long After you Step off Stage

Create a Talk That People Remember Long After the Lights go Down<p>Living a meaningful life matters, and creating a meaningful presentation that resonates with an audience matters too.<p>Why do you think TED Talks are so popular? Their "ideas worth spreading" tagline embodies the exact definition of …

TED Talks

Overcome Your Public Speaking Concerns With This Course

We've all had that first impression meeting that went south or bombed a presentation. Presenting to peers is tough, but you can amplify your public …

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Most Important Communication Tip That Helped Him in His Career

In 1995, Neil deGrasse Tyson made an earth-shattering discovery that shifted to trajectory of his career: The importance of speaking in sound bites.<p>Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson can lecture on just about anything under the sun (and everything around it, for that matter). But what …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Richard Branson's Secrets on Public Speaking -You Need to Know

Give more to audience than they have the right to expect.<p>I recently heard Richard Branson say how much he hates public speaking. I have to admit I was more than a little surprised, because I constantly see him out and about on the speaking circuit. Along with his feelings, he shared some of the …

Richard Branson

3 presentation tricks Steve Jobs used that can help you be a better public speaker

Apple is hosting its widely anticipated event on Tuesday at its brand new Apple Park campus, where CEO Tim Cook recently said of the company's late …

Practice, practice: 4 tips for rehearsing your presentation

Some speakers feel they’re best when speaking off the cuff.<p>They believe rehearsing robs them of their spontaneity and that their instincts will guide …

Public Relations

Steve Martin Explains How To Deliver A Great Speech

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Aaron Sorkin

7 Key Components Of A Strong, Unforgettable Investor Presentation

Entrepreneurs spend so much of their time targeting investors and securing meetings that they forget how important the actual pitch deck is. Now that you’ve secured the meeting and determined your key talking points, don’t delegate the creation of your deck (PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.) to someone …

Entrepreneurship

Want to win over an audience? How to improve your presentation skills

Whether the prospect of delivering a presentation fills you with excitement or dread, there are key steps to ensuring you make an impact<p>Presentations shouldn’t be just a set of bullet points on a screen. In An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore used presentation slides to provide a compelling argument to …

Three Presentation Tips From ABC's 90-Second Hurricane Tutorial

Scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs and leaders who deliver complex information might want to take some lessons from a 90-second video on how hurricanes form, produced by ABC News. Chief meteorologist Ginger Zee explains hurricanes clearly, simply and visually. Here’s how she does it.<p><b>1. No …

Education

Perspective | Why Hurricane Irma wasn’t far worse, and how close it came to catastrophe

Full screen<p>1/127 SLIDES © Mic Smith/AP Photo<p>2/127 SLIDES © Tami Chappell/Reuters<p>3/127 SLIDES © Sean Rayford/Getty Images<p>4/127 SLIDES © Sean …

Weather

TED Speakers Use This Pro Trick to Instantly Improve Their Presentations

Got toes? Then you're all set to use this odd but effective trick.<p>If you want to improve your speaking skills, you can learn a lot from watching TED speakers. After all, the best among them are some of the most accomplished presenters around. But there might be an even better source of presentation …

5 Ways To Become A Better Public Speaker

Nervous before a big presentation? Welcome to the club.<p>Early into my career as a coach for job hunting millennials, I landed my first ever speaking engagement… A TEDx talk.<p>Not so shabby for a first time gig, right? Well, I panicked backstage among a sea of polished speakers who ended up confiding …

Afraid

5 Top Tips For Presenting Data More Effectively

Reporting the findings of data-driven discovery is often thought of as “the crucial last step” in an analytics program. Unfortunately, this is often misinterpreted as meaning it is of lesser importance – nothing could be further from the truth!<p>If you’re interested in data-driven transformation and …

There's a secret message hidden in Richard Osman's Pointless playlist on Spotify

There’s a secret message hidden in Richard Osman’s Pointless playlist on Spotify<p>This will be music to Pointless fans' ears...<p>By Eleanor Bley Griffiths<p>…

Television (UK)

Surprising Public Speaking Advice From Some Of The Best Public Speakers

Although ranked ahead of death in the list of most common fears (the top three are public speaking, death, and spiders in that order) public speaking is a required skill for every ambitious professional. I have worked with many professionals who could use a boost when it comes to delivering …

New York Times

Why Introverts Make The Best Public Speakers

‘The majority of my students had never heard a politician speak like Barack Obama; with clarity, dignity, focus, passion, humanity and authenticity. …

Introverts