Public Speaking Myths

Public Speaking Sign

Almost any field has its myth’s that persist despite the efforts to dispel them. Public speaking is no exception to this rule. As a learning path, public speaking is riddled with myths that hurt beginning speakers. Herein we’ll explore some of the myths that persist… Continue reading

Voice Tips for Speakers & Leaders Part II

Benefits of Public Speaking - Smiling Speaker

Beginning speakers & leaders often make vocal mistakes that effect their communications outcomes. Herein we’ll explore a few of the most common vocal mishaps novice speakers make and how to avoid them. Like most other skills, our habits often drive our outcomes. Often beginning speakers… Continue reading

Voice Tips for Speakers & Leaders Part I

Public Speaking - Climb the Ladder of Success

Beginning speakers often make mistakes and its no fault of their own. Mistakes are a part of the learning process and furthermore most people are simply unaware they are even making these vocal mistakes. Herein we’ll explore a few of the most common vocal mishaps… Continue reading

5 Myths of the Emotional Intelligent Leader

What is Emotional Intelligence

Like many areas of scientific study, EI or Emotional Intelligence has its detractors. EI is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and… Continue reading

Time Management for Speakers

Time Management for Public Speakers

Beginning public speakers often fail to realize the importance of time management. Often, they don’t realize the amount of content they will deliver should be carefully considered to match their allotted speaking time. Most novice speakers think if they have 1 hour they need to… Continue reading

5 Body Language Mistakes Public Speakers Make

Benefits of Public Speaking - Smiling Speaker

Public speaking can be a difficult skill to master but its far from insurmountable. One of the key issues we see with the 1000’s of students we have trained in our public speaking and leadership courses is a lack of awareness of body language fundamentals.… Continue reading

How Not to Close a Speech

How Not to Close a Speech

Ever wondered how to close a speech? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Closing your speech with confidence, vigor and enthusiasm can mean the difference between a powerful impression or the lack there of. Many speeches fall flat due to their final lackluster close.… Continue reading

Dealing with a Difficult Audience

Public Speaking Difficult Audience

Public speaking involves uncertainty. You can never be sure of how an audience will receive you or your message. There are times when your delivery is powerful but yet still you can’t seem to connect with your audience. As a speaker these kinds of challenges… Continue reading

10 Ways to Eliminate Filler Words

Filler words and why you shouldn't use them.

Beginning speakers often have poor habits that negatively affect their public speaking performance. One such less desirable habit is utilizing filler words like, um, ah, so, you know, etc. while speaking. In previous posts we explained why one shouldn’t use filler words in great detail.… Continue reading

Avoid Filler Words

Filler Words

Beginning public speakers often exhibit the bad habit of utilizing filler words (um, ah, like, so, you know, etc.) while speaking. Herein, we’ll explore why these non-words rarely serve your message and should be minimized (if not removed entirely.) In our public speaking and leadership… Continue reading