Prepping for Public Speaking with Creative Visualization

Public speaking need not be an anxiety driven experience with the right coping mechanisms such as creative visualization. We all should be aware that we always have 2 points of creation in any effort in our lives: Our thoughts and consciousness – This happens during… Continue reading

Power of Smile – Your Public Speaking Secret Weapon

So often beginning public speakers are exceedingly serious in their approach to public speaking – smiling isn’t part of their delivery. They may fear public speaking, be anxious speaking, or simply not learned one of the many techniques to loosen up before speaking. Author of… Continue reading

Speaking and Leadership

Public Speaking Training

Few explore the essential connection between public speaking skills and leadership. Speaking is often seen as a valuable skill but it is rarely tied to leadership as a critical pillar on which it stands. To be successful as a leader, you must communicate, motivate and… Continue reading

The Fallacy of the Natural Born Speaker

Public Speaking

Contrary to popular belief public speaking isn’t a skill we are born or blessed with but one we acquire. Sure, there are people who might be better than others – more natural speakers but none are born successful in this skill. Like most else in… Continue reading

Fear of Public Speaking

Face Fear with Hope and Courage

Fear is an emotion that places us in a psychological state of unnecessary immobilization.  The fear of public speaking, is one the top fears that keeps people from success in many arenas of life they would otherwise conquer. Emotions are a Message It is important… Continue reading

Reading Your Audience

Public Speaking Success – Read your Audience Novice public speakers often ask me how to best gauge an audience during a speech. Hearing this question impresses me because indicates a speaker is making an effort to more effectively connect with his or her audience. Reading… Continue reading

Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Let’s face it, Public Speaking is hard. For most it is an experience of dreaded more that snakes, spiders and even death itself. These beliefs tend to influence our physiology (define) and our ability to deliver as a speaker. The “speakers nerves,” speakers anxiety, or… Continue reading

Benefits of Public Speaking

Public speaking isn’t without its benefits. My friends, family and others have heard me declare my love for public speaking for many years now. They often ask why I love it so much. My answer is always the same. Public speaking changed my life in… Continue reading

The Psychology of Public Speaking

As a public speaking trainer and perpetual student of public speaking I’m always looking deeper into this art to learn more. Public speaking represents unique challenges for everyone who endeavors to do it well. Truth be told, many of them are in the realm of… Continue reading

Fear of Public Speaking – No More

Public speaking is often listed as one of the most feared experiences. This is often listed before fear of snakes, spiders and even death itself. Really? Is public speaking really worse than death? How is it that such a powerful communication skill gets such a… Continue reading