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...

10 Simple Ways to Get Over the Fear of Public Speaking

10 Simple Ways to Get Over the Fear of Public Speaking

There is an obvious reason why people come to the Fearless Presentations ® website and classes. They want to get over the fear of public speaking once-and-for-all. I have personally taught over 2000 public speaking classes in my career. (Yup... I'm old.) Although...

Catchy Presentation Titles Are the Start of a Great Presentation

Catchy Presentation Titles Are the Start of a Great Presentation

Catchy presentation titles are important when you begin to design a great presentation. Your audience will determine whether your presentation is worthy of their time almost instantly. In most cases, they make that determination based entirely on the title of the...

How to Design Presentations Quickly

Want to know how to design presentations, from start to finish, in minutes versus hours or days? There are different types of presentations. Each different style has a different purpose. So the correct number of bullet points to cover and the correct amount of content...

Increase Security and Income with Presentation Skills Training

I originally wrote this article back in 2013 to tout the value of investing in yourself. For the last couple of decades, we have seen thousands of people increase their income and job security by investing in professional development classes. So, when I originally...

Presentation Gestures and Movement

Whether you are brand new to speaking or you have been presenting for years, you will want to look confident when you stand up to speak. This can be a challenge though if you are really nervous. We are always afraid that the nervousness that we feel will be obvious to...

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...

Top 5 Reasons to Improve Your Presentation Skills

The statistics about people’s anxiety about public speaking are well known, and many public speaking coaches will quote The Book of Lists claiming that the fear of public speaking is greater than the fear of death. Other coaches will reference the Jerry Seinfeld joke...

June 2015 Fearless Presentations in Tampa, Florida

In Tampa, Florida on June 25, 2015 a small group of industry specialists got together to alleviate the  anxiety of public speaking fears, learn new presentation techniques and gain confidence in their ability to present concise presentations. “The presentation...

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...