Tag Archives: Public Speaking

Trump’s Wall

The president’s speech last night was the best example of fear mongering I have seen in a long time and I taught Public Speaking for over 25-years. I watched it, along with the Democratic rebuttal and the analysis from a … Continue reading

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Trump’s Trouble With Words…

For those of you who do not know my background, I taught college Communication classes for close to 20-years. One of the classes I developed was Political Communication, which examined U.S. presidential speeches and papers from George Washington’s Farewell Address … Continue reading

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Warming the Speaking Voice

One thing most professional speakers and writers of speech communication do not mention is the care of the tool you use for public speaking – your voice. “But I speak all day. Why warm up my voice for a speech?” … Continue reading

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7 Points to Active Listening

I have seen the experiment done over and over again in colleges and universities. In fact, in his book How to Win Friends & Influence Strangers, Dale Carnegie tells copious stories about effective communication by not speaking at all. Most … Continue reading

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Self-Editing of Business Communication

Let me start by saying that it is always better to have an independent set of eyes read your copy before you publish it. And it should be someone who, as a friend of mine would say, is willing to … Continue reading

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Using Statistics in Your Business Speech

When using statistical data as part of the opening or within the body of your speech, there is basic rule that should be followed. In fact, the people who produce infomercials know this rule well and use it often. TED … Continue reading

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Why hire a Business Communication Coach?

No matter what field you are in, your level of management or your political aspirations, we all need to communicate effectively and efficiently. We are not talking about the technical side of communications, the writing of code or the programing … Continue reading

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The Impromptu Speech for Business and Politics

I believe it was Grover Cleveland who said that there was never an impromptu speech for which he was not prepared. Yet I have watched politicians and business types freeze up when asked to give an impromptu speech in a … Continue reading

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6 Rules of Getting Over Speaker’s Anxiety

If you believe that professional speakers are not nervous when they step in front of a new audience, you are greatly mistaken. In fact, the fear of speaking in public is so great that some would rather have a tooth … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Better PowerPoint Presentations

Death by PowerPoint. If you have not heard that term before allow me to explain. You have attended seminars or talks about a variety of topics. Today, almost all oral presentations are accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. Most PPTs are … Continue reading

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