Category: Public Speaking

Learn how to master the skills of public speaking from the experts in public speaking.

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

5 Ways Public Speaking Helps Grow Your Business & Career Part II

Public Speaking - Climb the Ladder of Success

In this our second part of our two part series, (see Part 1) we explore 5 more ways you can build your business and career with public speaking. Public speaking is a compelling skill no matter where practice it — be that in business or… Continue reading

5 Ways Public Speaking Helps Grow Your Business & Career Part I

Public speaking is a compelling skill both in business and professional life. Being able to articulate, connect and persuade are all fundamental skills for success. This is particularly true if you are in a leadership role or own and run your business. Public speaking can… Continue reading

Is Public Speaking a New Year’s Resolution

With the dawn of every new year and advent of the preceding – often come valuable personal resolutions. We personally vow to do countless things for the betterment of ourselves, others and society as a whole. These actions signal the core human existential struggles we… Continue reading

5 Opportunities for Getting Speaking Engagements Part II

Public Speaking Microphone

As I detailed in my first post (5 Opportunities for Getting Speaking Engagements Part I), there are plentiful opportunities for public speakers to get out gain speaking experience. The only true limitation to these positive outcomes is our effort to connect with them. Public speaking… Continue reading

5 Opportunities for Getting Speaking Engagements

Public Speaking Podium - Institute of Public Speaking

Getting Practice as a Public Speaker – Part I Many new speakers in my Boston public speaking training classes often ask how they might get speaking opportunities to hone their skills. As I always tell them, opportunities abound once you know where to look for… Continue reading

The Value of Positive Ritual-Positive Habit – The Pre-Speech Ritual – Part II

The Value of Positive Ritual-Positive Habit – The Pre-Speech Ritual – Part II

As I spoke to in a previous post (Public Speaking Mastery – Start Creating Positive Speaking Habits Today): Rituals have existed in all societies in one form or another as a form of education, social endorsement, and important rite of passage. Rituals in the realm… Continue reading

Public Speaking – Decoupling Fear & Anxiety and Embracing Excitement & Joy

Have you ever stopped to think about how often we are at a loss to describe the emotions we experience? How even, at times our own understanding of different emotions is hard to comprehend or vocalize. This is doubtlessly true in the case of our… Continue reading

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

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