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4 Things Speakers Must do Before Delivering a Remarkable Presentation

What do athletes, actors and speakers have in common? They need to perform–and do it well. With every public speaking engagement, speakers need to “step up to the plate” and “hit their mark.” Eloquent delivery and an authoritative persona are part of the game. And the reason much of the same language is used [...]

The Neuroscience Behind Memorization (and 3 Apps to Help)

You’ve heard of “zero-effort” guides to memorization or tricks to streamline the memorization process. But at the root of all of those quick hacks is the basic truth: There’s no substitution for practice and rehearsal. Rote memorization is a necessary evil–and how could it really be pure evil if it’s the key to [...]

3 Vocal Techniques to Command the Room Like Margaret Thatcher

What do British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President Obama have in common? They both used the power of their voices to boost their executive presence. And no, I’m not just talking about their use of their platforms to have their voices heard. These two leaders took steps that any speaker can replicate in order [...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Visual Storytelling

How do you get your audience to see your vision? Show them what to look at! Our last post, Don’t Just Give a Speech—Tell a Story, discussed the importance of storytelling for a compelling and memorable speech. Words, the basic units of a story, are important tools, and a picture [...]

3 Must-Have PowerPoint Tips From the Top TED Talks

Humans are visual creatures. MIT Neuroscientists have found that the brain can recognize images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds. In fact, web pages with images draw 94 percent more views than text-only sites. How can a speaker take advantage of this powerful way that the brain operates? That's why visual social media performs [...]