How a Shy, Trailer Park Kid Overcame Fear (And How You Can Too!)

Doug Staneart -- President and CEO of The Leader's Institute ® and Creator of the Fearless Presentations ® Public Speaking Training Programs. This is my story of triumph over public speaking fear. I overcame being an incredibly shy kid who got beat up and bullied in...

Visual Aid Examples for Both In-Person and Virtual Presentations

Visual Aid Examples for Both In-Person and Virtual Presentations

So you have designed a great presentation. Now you want a few visual aid examples to make your presentation more memorable or interactive. If that is the case, you have done well, Grasshopper. You have begun to look at your visuals in the correct order. As a...

A Few Fun Zoom Icebreakers for Trainers Doing Virtual Training

A Few Fun Zoom Icebreakers for Trainers Doing Virtual Training

Looking for a few fun Zoom icebreakers for trainers or facilitators. These seven activities can be used very easily to help you start your Zoom meetings on the right foot. I was leading a virtual training session via Zoom this week. Of course, the entire group was...

5 of the Most Common Myths about Public Speaking Debunked

The Top Five (5) Biggest Myths about Public Speaking Fear and Stage Fright 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...

7 Fun Ways to Make Zoom Meetings More Interesting and Interactive

7 Fun Ways to Make Zoom Meetings More Interesting and Interactive

Are your Zoom meetings kind of... well... blah? Want to make them more fun, interesting, and interactive? Below are seven of our best tips to help you jazz up your next online meeting. Keep in mind that anytime a conversation is one-sided, it will be boring for the...

Frequently Asked Questions About Public Speaking and Presentations

Frequently Asked Questions About Public Speaking and Presentations

When folks are having challenges with public speaking, they will often contact us with questions. Since all of our consultants are both professional presenters and public speaking coaches, we thought it might be a good idea to answer a few of the most frequently asked...