5 Steps to Acing Your Job Interview

How to Ace Your Job Interview

So you have made it through the application and phone screening phases and landed an interview? Congrats! Now you can meet face to face and secure the position. Feeling anxious yet? It can be a bit unnerving to prepare for your interview. After all, it… Continue reading

Lessons of Failure

Far too often, students in our public speaking and leadership courses recall their ‘failures’ as challenges that define their present & future outcomes — rather than a bump in the road to their success. They often recall these experiences of ‘failures’ in vivid detail and… Continue reading

Know Your Resting Face

Benefits of Public Speaking - Smiling Speaker

Our resting face is the facial expression we make most often. It is our facial expression default, a non-verbal communication conveyed via one of our most powerful body language delivery mechanisms – the face. Speakers and leaders need to be mindful and aware of how… Continue reading

Using Music to Improve Public Speaking Performance

Smiling Man Listening to Music

Do you have a song that just makes you smile, or one that helps get you motivated for your morning run?  If you do – you’re not alone.  Music can be a powerful tool to change your state of mind and motivate you to action. … Continue reading

Becoming a Professional Speaker

Paid to Speak

Have you ever consider being a professional speaker? Want to know why you should pursue paid professional speaking? In this post, we will explore some of the benefits of becoming a professional speaker. Public speaking can yield much in career and life. Let’s explore to… Continue reading

Engaging Your Audience Thru Questions

Speaker Questions

When a member of the audience asks a question, it is most likely because they are trying to better understand the subject that is being presented. As such, most of these questions usually fall into one of three categories: either the questioner did not fully… Continue reading

5 Mental Tricks to Calm Your Nerves Before a Speech

Public Speaking Mastery – Start Creating Positive Speaking Habits Today

The brain is the most powerful organ in your body. It dictates your every move, thought and reaction. By properly harnessing this power through mental and psychological exercises, you can learn how to control and fine-tune your emotions. This is especially valuable during times of… Continue reading

5 Physical Exercises to Calm Your Nerves Before a Speech

Just before a speech or presentation you may feel very tense and anxious. This is common and it happens to the best of us. However, one way to relax and become focused is through mild physical and mental exercises – often referred to as ‘loosening… Continue reading

Veterans Day Thank You & 25% Discount

Institute of Public Speaking Honors Our Vet's with 25% off always.

To all those who served, we thank you! The Institute of Public Speaking, would like to thank all of our brave men and women who serve our country. However, our support for you isn’t just on this single day but year round. Years ago we… Continue reading

Positional vs. Persuasive Leaders

Persuasive vs. Positional Leadership

There are many kinds of leaders. Each of which subscribe to their own philosophy and approach to leadership. In this article, we will compare two types of leaders: Positional Leaders and Persuasive Leaders. We will explain the key traits each type of leader possess and… Continue reading