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Aug 30, 2021

Richard Strauss once said, “The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.” How well do you play this wonderful gift you have?


Do you vary your pace? Do you alter your pitch? How about your tone and volume?


If you’re not sure you’re including enough vocal...

Aug 26, 2021

One of the questions I get asked often is, “How do I know my presentation connected with the audience?” That’s a fair question because just about every speaker is curious, if not eager, to know if they served their audience well.


Here’s what I tell them. First, listen to the subject of their comments. If...

Aug 23, 2021

The mission of basic training is to motivate, train, and inspire the generation of service men and women. And in that spirit, who better to discuss the basics of public speaking than a veteran of both the service and the White House communication Agency.


In this episode, Darrell Williams, a man who served his...

Aug 19, 2021

What do you do if your energy level and that of your audience are different? Do you try to force them from their sluggish state or go to where they are and raise their energy level as you progress through your presentation? The latter may be the correct answer, but the former might be implemented more often.


In this...

Aug 16, 2021

As a speaker, you want to get more gigs, especially higher-paying gigs, so you can share your message with more people. To accomplish this, you need to market yourself, your expertise, and the result your message provides.


Perhaps the most cost-effective way to get in front of your target audience is to be covered in...