5 of the Most Common Myths about Public Speaking Debunked

5 of the Most Common Myths about Public Speaking Debunked

It's time to set the record straight. ANYONE can be a fantastic, world-class speaker with a little bit of training, a little bit of coaching, and a little bit of practice. It doesn't take years of study and practice. It also doesn't require thousands of dollars of...

You Are the Undisputed Expert. So, Now Prove It

You Are the Undisputed Expert. So, Now Prove It

Be Perceived As the Expert When You Give a Presentation. One of the fundamental steps in improving your presentations is to realize that you are the expert. Regardless of what industry you are in or what background you have, you first have to realize that you are the...

How to Recover from a Terrible Speech (Bombing on Stage)

How to recover after giving a terrible public speaking performance and bombing on stage – how I did it after a disastrous speech in college, and how you can too. Ever have one of those situations where you are asked to do some public speaking, and things just don't go well? Whether it is from public speaking fear or presentation anxiety, or if the poor performance just came from preparing for your speech in an inproper way, it happens. Even public speaking pros can bomb a speech. These are a few things that you can do to recover.

How to Scare the Gooey Out of a Nervous Public Speaker

Podcast 29 - Scroll to the Bottom for Audio Are you a nervous public speaker? A majority of the population has some type of fear of public speaking. Ironically, a great deal of this nervousness or anxiety comes from well-meaning friends or coworkers who are just...

Five Turnkey Ways to Add Enthusiasm and Energy to Any Presentation

Five Turnkey Ways to Add Enthusiasm and Energy to Any Presentation

Enthusiasm and Energy is the absolute, most-important skill in public speaking. If you take only one piece of advice about public speaking, make sure that it is this pearl of wisdom. If you focus on this one simple thing, the number of times you say "uhm" won't...

Deliver Inspiring Speeches at Work

Deliver Inspiring Speeches at Work

Are you ready to enhance your leadership skills and help drive greater performance? One of the fastest ways to make a positive impression at work is by being inspiring when you deliver your business speeches. Want to know how to deliver inspiring speeches at work?...

Speaking Skills Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety

One of the easiest ways to reduce public speaking anxiety is to strengthen your speaking skills. The fear of standing up and giving a presentation to your peers is still of the biggest anxieties that plagues the business world, but it is a simple challenge to overcome...

Presentation Skills Checklist

Presentation Skills Checklist

When folks go through our presentation skills classes, they are often surprised at how simple we make designing and delivering fairly complex presentations. In fact, one of the things that we cover in the Fearless Presentations class is how to design an entire...

PowerPoint Tip: Video - Use Pictures Properly

PowerPoint Tip Video: Use Pictures Properly to Better Explain Your Presentation This is PowerPoint Tip #6 of Ten in the PowerPoint Tip Video Series. Pictures can add a lot of clarity to your presentation, but only when we use them properly. Pictures just for...

Reduce the Data on Your PowerPoint Slides-Video PowerPoint Tip

Reduce the Data on Your PowerPoint Slides-Video PowerPoint Tip Too Much Data on Your PowerPoint Slides: Your PowerPoint slide deck should be a visual aid to help you explain your point, so if you put too much data on a slide (too much text, too many numbers, or charts...

Eliminate Death by PowerPoint (Public Speaking Tip Video)

New PowerPoint Tip Video Eliminate Death by PowerPoint is a new public speaking tip video in our PowerPoint Tip series. Too many PowerPoint slides cause the audience to be bored and lose interest, so remember that in public speaking visual aids, less is more. Reduce...

What is Your Most Embarrassing Presentation Story?

What is Your Most Embarrassing Presentation Story?

What is the Most Embarrassing Thing that has Ever Happened to You or Someone Else in a Presentation? We've all had those hiccups in presentation delivery where we either just freeze, or visual aid malfunctions, or we prepare an hour-long speech and are told just...