When most people think about how to improve their public speaking skills, they often overlook one of the most important tools at their disposal: your speaking voice.
Common public speaking tips might include how to start your speech or how to combat nerves, but your voice influences the impact of your speech and can make or break its success.
Fortunately, you can learn to use your voice, just like playing a musical instrument, to increase your power and persuasiveness in any conversation or speech that you give.
All you need is a little bit of guidance, so now I’m going to walk you through my 6 tips to help you improve your public speaking voice. … Read more
The powerful speech pause might be the most important speaking technique you will ever learn. Not only will it help you overcome your fear of public speaking, but it will help you master your control over the emotional impact of your speeches.
This secret is something that I’ve used for many years. In fact, dramatic pauses are so powerful that they should be illegal.
In music, all of the beauty is contained in the silences between the notes. In speaking, the drama and power of the speech is contained in the silences that you create as you move from point to point.
This is an art that you can learn with practice…. Read more
You have heard the saying “First impressions are lasting; you never get a second chance to create a good first impression.”
The same is true when talking about how to start a speech…
The truth is, when you start your speech, you must focus everything on making a positive first impression on your audience members.
Here are 15 different ways to start a speech as well as 2 extra BONUS tips at the end…. Read more
A good talk or public speech is like a good play, movie, or song.
It opens by arresting the listener’s attention, develops point by point, and then ends strongly.
The truth is, if you don’t know how to end a speech your key points may get lost.
The words you say at the beginning, and especially at the end of your talk, will be remembered longer than almost any other part of your speech…. Read more
What is the goal of professional speaking?
The goals of professional speaking are to entertain, inform, inspire, and to get the audience to take action.
The truth is, in order for your presentation or speech to have its greatest effect you need to be able to entertain and wow your audience.
I’m going to give you 8 ways that I use in my speeches to keep my audience on the edge of their seats until the end of my talk…. Read more
The average person ranks the fear of public speaking (also known as glossophobia) higher than the fear of death. The truth is, this fear could be hurting your professional and personal life.
You may have been there before.
You feel nervous, your palms sweat, your stomach ties itself into knots. You don’t want to do it. But you can overcome this fear of oral presentations with these simple public speaking tips! … Read more
30 million PowerPoint presentations are made around the world daily. How many more bad ones should we have to sit through? Sitting through a long, boring, PowerPoint sales presentation that no person wants to listen to can be torture.
The much worse scenario is that you are the one giving that presentation. . …. Read more
A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
-Charles Schwab… Read more