Speaker Dilemma – Time Cut Short?

Do you have a standard hour-length presentation, but your host can only spare a half hour? Are you in the middle of a presentation when you realize that, due to a late start or abundant questions, you are running out of time? No matter what your topic, always be flexible and ready to cut short… Continue reading Speaker Dilemma – Time Cut Short?

Speaker Introductions

Introducing a speaker? – follow these five basic guidelines Address the audience – grab their attention Refer to the speaker – tell the audience who the speaker is and prepare them by giving some background on the speaker’s experience, qualifications or special interest in the topic Refer to the topic – this is of great… Continue reading Speaker Introductions

Public Speaking Tips

Any public speaking involves delivering information to people who are, in one way or another, waiting to get some information. This is a key reason why you should pay careful attention as you prepare to make your speech and as you plan to meet your audience. Some people are naturals at public speaking and getting… Continue reading Public Speaking Tips

Getting Along With Others

How To Get Along With People Keep skid chains on your tongue; always say less than you think. Cultivate a low, persuasive voice.  How you say it often counts more than what you say. Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully, no matter what it costs. Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind… Continue reading Getting Along With Others

3 Easy Steps

Throughout the history of human civilization, people have been expressing their confidence and strength, not only by force, but also by the noble art of public speaking. The orators of ancient Greece were highly respected and valued in the community. Likewise, today’s world leaders are admired and esteemed when they have the power to address… Continue reading 3 Easy Steps

What Is Your Body Saying?

An article by my friend Marion Grobb Finkelstein Your Body Talks … Do You Know What It’s Saying? Gut feeling, intuition, hunches. Whatever we call it, we all have feelings about people we meet. Part of the information we’re taking in that leads to such conclusions is body language. Whether we realize it or not,… Continue reading What Is Your Body Saying?

Successful Presentations

To quote Mark Twain: “If you want me to give you a two-hour presentation, I am ready today. If you want only a five-minute speech, it will take me two weeks to prepare.” “The communicator’s job is to make the important, interesting”.- John Howze Remember that accomplished speakers set themselves up to deliver high-value information,… Continue reading Successful Presentations

Assertive Communication

Communication is fundamental in our lives. We communicate our thoughts and our feelings to family, friends, co-workers and strangers every day. Effective communication allows us to build healthy relationships in our private lives and healthy partnerships in our business lives. Ineffective interaction leads to frustration, dysfunctional personal relationships, stagnant organizations, and even war between countries.… Continue reading Assertive Communication