101 Public Speaking Tips

This is our "Public Speaking 101" page. We are publishing it in honor of our 101st podcast. Below is a list of 101 public speaking tips to help you reduce stage fright and become more self-confident. Don't try to memorize all 101 tips, and don't try to apply every...

Body Language in Public Speaking

Body language in public speaking is the nonverbal queues that your movements make during communication. Presenters often focus on what they are going to say and their visual aids. However, we often overlook an important part of the speech -- body language. In public...

Three Simple Ways to Create Better PowerPoint Presentations

If you deliver presentations at the office, you'll often look for ways to create better PowerPoint presentations. Let's face it. Most meetings are pretty boring. They are also repetitive. So, if you are a speaker, and you deliver PowerPoint slideshows, they can be a...

Present a Bid Proposal- Great Sales Presentation Outline

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you present a bid proposal. Here is the scenario... You have done your homework. A team at your company painstakingly created the perfect sales proposal. In fact, the potential client was so impressed, that they moved you to...

How to Present a Proposal to Management

You have identified a problem or opportunity for your company. Now you need to get approval. So, how do you present a proposal to management that will get approved? The process is actually pretty simple. The method of how to present a proposal to management that we...

Continuous Improvement Methodologies Improve Success

As we approach the 100th podcast episode, I'm amazed at how my company and training program have changed. I'm shocked at how important continuous improvement methodologies have been to this process. By the way, if you are looking for a long series of academic...

The Importance of Presentation Skills in the Workplace

I was reminded this week about the importance of presentation skills in the workplace. Three participants in my presentation skills class in Detroit taught job placement skills. I noticed a couple of interesting things as the class went on. First, these participants...

Remember Stories from Your Life to Insert into Presentations

  This "remember stories from your life" post is part three of a three-part series about how to tell stories in your speech. My audience members will often come up to me after a presentation asking, "How do you remember all your stories?" Actually remembering...

The 5 Steps of Storytelling - How to Tell a Great Story

Great speakers know how to tell a great story. This post will give you the five key steps of storytelling that these great speakers know. This is a continuation of the post about how inserting stories into your presentations reduces public speaking fear. In that post,...