Public Speaking Tip #9

Public Speaking Tip #9

Talk Louder. Talk louder than you think you need to or are comfortable doing. If you are not comfortable speaking louder, then you almost certainly need to! Always use a microphone if you are offered one, even if it’s a smaller room. Your voice through the speakers...

Public Speaking Tip #8

Be the Cat. What do cats have to do with public speaking? First, I am a big cat fan. I’m sure I’ll be a crazy old cat lady someday. Of course, I have a cat. A big, black, long-tailed one. That’s him above. His name is Seth. That’s a whole story of...

Public Speaking Tip #7

Signature talk.  I like to start out a signature talk with a story designed to connect with my audience and illustrate that I was just like are and have dealt with what they deal with. Here is a story I often start my talks with. At 27 years old I am a haircutting...

Public Speaking Tip #6

Unconventional Public Speaking Preparation. A lot of people have public speaking nerves. Just one of the sources of this is they don’t realize they are telling themselves the audience is judging and/or comparing them. You actually have complete control over what...
Public Speaking Tip #5

Public Speaking Tip #5

Public Speaking starts inside of you. Have you ever considered who you are for yourself matters, and has everything to do with how you show up for your audience? I am talking about your beliefs about yourself and your self-image. It starts before you ever get in front...
Public Speaking Tip #4

Public Speaking Tip #4

7 of the worst pieces of public speaking advice.   Apologize for anything – last-minute speaker and not quite prepared, late. This takes away from your credibility and puts the attention on something that is other than what you want to talk about. Plus,...