Play at Having Fun

Playing & Hobbies Aren’t A Waste Of Time   Play is good for young children. We encourage them to play, solve fun puzzles, and use their imagination. It’s an important part of growing up and learning to think for themselves. It’s also a great way to encourage creative thinking.   The good news is that… Continue reading Play at Having Fun

Losing The Guilt

Time To Lose The Guilt Let’s talk a little bit about guilt today. I’m sure you have your fair share of feeling guilty. We all do, and it’s not a great feeling. It’s a feeling that makes you feel powerless. It’s not a productive state of mind, and it certainly isn’t a positive state of… Continue reading Losing The Guilt

Training Journals

Most of us have trained at one part in our lives. Chances are if you’ve ever taken your training seriously you’ve used a training journal or a training log. The main difference between training journals and training logs, is what you document in them after each workout or day, etc. Training journals are just that.… Continue reading Training Journals

Hold Their Attention

By Sims Wyeth Sims Wyeth is a speech and presentation coach. He writes speeches, works with executives on their content and delivery, runs presentation-skills workshops, and gives speeches about speaking. His most recent… Full bio @simswyeth President, Sims Wyeth & Co.@simswyeth In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention… Continue reading Hold Their Attention

New Puppy – Old Tricks

Presentation Skills: A New Puppy Can Learn an Old Trick by Darren LaCroix, CSP Do you look for presentation tips everywhere you can? There are lessons all around you if you look. With my passion for teaching presentation skills, sometimes it is hard to turn that part of my brain off. My friend’s stepdaughter was… Continue reading New Puppy – Old Tricks

How To Put Your Audience To Sleep

Ten Tips to Put Your Audience to Sleep Have you ever fallen asleep when listening to a speech or presentation? Sometimes a little nap during a presentation can boost your energy for the rest of the day. Speakers- if you want to be the one to send your audience to sleep, so they will be fully… Continue reading How To Put Your Audience To Sleep

Communication – An Essential Life Skill

As a Toastmaster, I spend a lot of time reading articles on communication to enhance my skills in public speaking.  Here is a quote from an article I recently read and a link to the full article. “Good communication skills are key to success in life, work and relationships. Without effective communication, a message can… Continue reading Communication – An Essential Life Skill


” Procrastination:  to be slow or late about doing something that should be done : to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.” Although I have been busy writing speeches, attending meetings, earning educational awards, I have been procrastinating about updating my blogs. … Continue reading Procrastination

Speech Contests

By Eric Monse (edited by Fran Watson) I have a fear of public speaking. More precisely, I should describe it as a phobia. I’m not really scared, I just react badly when I get up in front of a large group of people. My blood pressure starts to rise, my skin starts to get flush,… Continue reading Speech Contests

Improve Your Presentations

Almost everyone feels a bit nervous about delivering a presentation before a group. It seems that some people would rather undergo a root canal than experience the anxiety of giving a speech.  They must have a really good dentist! If you can follow some basic guidelines for preparation and delivery, you can transform your nervousness into… Continue reading Improve Your Presentations