public speaking

Add More Impact to Your Presentations

After the basic structure of the Three-Point Talk is created, you can add more impact to your presentation by adding analogies, demonstrations, samples, anecdotes, or other pieces of showmanship. In a previous article titled How to Design a Presentation Quickly, we covered how to use a simple Three-Point Talk structure to design a skeleton of […]

A Few Good Presentation Skill Websites

The Fearless Presentations ® website is a great resource for presentation skills and tips on public speaking, but below is a list of some of our instructors’ favorite websites (other than our own) that offer free public speaking tips as well as additional information to develop other leadership development skills. Our instructors have both identified […]

How to Design a Presentation Quickly

Looking for a way to design a presentation quickly and, pretty much, stress free? The Three-Point Talk is a presentation style that makes writing a presentation very simple and very fast. Sometimes, we just need to get information across to our audience in a poised and confident way. The Three-Point Talk format is a simple […]

New Fearless and Persuasive Speaking Website

Over a decade ago, The Leader’s Institute® started teaching presentation skills classes, and the first version of our programs was the Fearless and Persuasive Speaking ™ class, which later just became Fearless Presentations®. Well, our original website at www.FearlessAndPersuasiveSpeaking.com was always pretty popular because we offered a bunch of free public speaking tips and presentation […]

Presentation Gestures and Movement

The best rule of thumb for gestures and movement while public speaking is simple—move when you need to. When I first began speaking, I was always concerned with trivial things such as what should I do with my hands? Should I scan the audience with my eyes, or look over everyone’s head? How do I […]

Developing a Persuasive Speech

In order to learn about how to develop a persuasive speech, let’s dissect a few of persuasive presentations that you might be familiar with… “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now […]

The Power of Stories

One of the most valuable presentation skills that a presenter can develop is the power of stories. When I was about six-years-old, I stole a dollar from my dad’s nightstand. When he found out what I had done, he sat me down and told me a story about how when he was a young man, […]

Presentation Introductions and Conclusions

In our technology centered world, information moves very quickly.  We are constantly bombarded with so much information that out of necessity, we disregard much of what we are exposed to.  Psychologists fifty years ago determined that the average attention span of a person is just two-minutes.  Today, they say that the average attention span is […]

10 Ways to Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety

When I was in college, I had an internship with a large oil and gas company. While I was working there, I felt like I really impressed the people around me with my work ethic, determination, resourcefulness, and productivity. Many of the projects that I worked on were finished weeks and even months ahead of […]

Slideshow for 101 Public Speaking Tips

We recently uploaded the slideshow for the 101 Tips that are posted at www.fearlesspresentations.com/101-public-speaking-tips/. Click the link for details and explanations about each tip. If you want to easily learn how to apply each and every one of these tips, make sure and attend a Fearless Presentations class in a city near you.

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