[Image by Alexa of Pixabay] Who doesn’t like a story? In case you’re wondering why that’s the case, it’s because most of us were read to as children and loved hearing stories. That brings us to the skill of public speaking. Knowing how to effectively tell a story while presenting to an audience is in … Read More
Thanks, but No Thanks
[Image by Gerd Altmann of Pixabay] We’ve all heard it before and maybe even said it…“Thank you.” While those two words have immense value in some situations, that’s not the case when it comes to a speaker ending a presentation by saying “Thank you.” Some speakers even start a presentation by saying “Thank you.” The … Read More
Is chatGPT an effective tool for public speakers?
[Image by Gerd Altmann of Pixabay] Have you heard of chatGPT? If not, you’re probably familiar with artificial intelligence or AI as it’s commonly referred to. First of all, let’s understand the term chatGPT, which stands for chat generative pre-trained transformer. If you’re thinking that’s quite a mouthful, then you may wish to think about … Read More
Public Speaking Requires Muscle Memory
[Image by daniel 64 of Pixabay] How’s your muscle memory? Some people associate muscle memory with going to the gym, participating in a sport, playing an instrument, or conducting some form of physical exercise. If that’s you, you may want to rethink your definition of this term because muscle memory clearly applies to public speaking. … Read More
How Relevant is your Degree?
[Image from Pixabay] Do you hold an MS, MBA, Ph.D. or some other degree? Maybe you do or maybe you don’t, but that’s not what truly matters, as a public speaker. What makes a difference is your experience or expertise in your chosen field. You can always indicate that you will obtain a particular degree … Read More
How to Cut Back
[Image by Karolina Grabowska of Pixabay] It’s not uncommon for public speakers to hear these words: “You now have 30 minutes to present instead of 60 minutes.” Uh-oh…what can you do? By the way, speaking fast is NOT an option. (I’ve told my clients that and they know that speaking fast is simply not the solution.) … Read More
2023 Public Speaking Promises
[Image by Eliza of Pixabay] For some of us, the end of the year signals that we need to develop promises (or resolutions) for the upcoming year. According to Merriam Webster, a “promise” is a declaration that one will start or refrain from doing a particular act. This year, perhaps you want to try a … Read More
[Image by Gerd Altmann of Pixabay] Imagine that you just learned that you have to give a presentation (or webinar, interview, podcast, etc.). We all have a similar moment and typically our reaction ranges from disgust, to dislike, to dread or maybe some combination of each of these. Am I right? Believe me when I … Read More
Want to Guest Podcast?
[Image by Markus Winkler of Pixabay] The year was 2008 and I produced Podcast Particulars. Now that it’s been 14 years, I have decided the time is right to blog about guest podcasting. For those of you who haven’t yet created your own podcast, being a guest on another individual’s podcast is something to consider. … Read More