Public Speaking Articles


Common Speaker Pitfalls
by Craig Valentine

As a speaker, you may have the greatest content in the world, but if you do not connect with your audience, it can all go to waste.
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Common Speaker Pitfalls

Lighten Up Your Speech

Lighten Up Your Speech
by Judy Carter

Getting laughs as a speaker is a lot easier than doing stand-up. Speakers aren’t expected to get laughs every 10 seconds, so when you do deliver a funny line, it’s a happy surprise.
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Mastering Storytelling
by Allen Schoer

You’re on the road to becoming your company’s Chief Storyteller. Let’s begin with some good news: You’re already better than you might think.
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Mastering Storytelling

How Intriguing is Your Speech Title?

How Intriguing is Your Speech Title?
by Howard Scott

What’s in a name? Plenty, if it is the title of a speech. If speakers took more care in crafting their speech titles, they would deliver better talks.
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The Power of the Pen and the Voice
by Judith Tingley

Mentors give new Toastmasters this speaking advice: “Grab their attention right off the bat, then keep them listening.”
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The Power of the Pen and the Voice

Dealing with a Distracted Audience

Dealing with a Distracted Audience
by Tim Cigelske

Don’t be put off by those who text or tweet when you speak. It’s not easy speaking to an audience of people who appear to be distracted.
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