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TEDx Behind Bars: What 12 Inmates Taught Me About Public Speaking and the Power of Human Connection

The day I went to prison started like most other days--well, actually, maybe not. Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is a men's prison east of San Diego, and the closeness creates a sharp contrast between the two. The inmate acting as master of ceremonies announced to the TEDx visitors, "You are [...]

3 Tips from the Top TED Talk Tips to Run Your Most Successful Team Meeting Yet

You call a meeting--everyone groans and trudges to the conference room, already absorbed in their smart phones. Wouldn't a creative and engaging meeting be a nice change? Will that happen? Probably not--poor communication runs rampant in meetings. But a talented communicator can fix all of the pitfalls of the typical [...]

March Madness Teaches You How to Command The Room With Your Next Speech

It's that time of year again: March Madness gets down to the Sweet 16. High pressure scenarios like this can make us or break us. March Madness is no different: it tells us much about leadership and performing. Both are essential to elevating your presentation skills with executive presence. So what [...]

How the Best Public Speakers Create Their Own Luck Onstage

133 million people in the United States celebrated St. Patrick's Day in 2014. That means that nearly half of the population believed in luck, or green beer, for a day. But it isn't always St. Patrick's Day when people start wishing they could increase their luck or attract good luck. Some [...]

Increase Your Bandwidth With These 3 Tech-Savvy Speaking Tips

In these fast times where Tweeting has become the ultimate form of communication, speakers need to connect with their audience at lightning speed. And that doesn't always mean in the boardroom--or in the same room at all. Virtual meetings have become a staple in this tech-savvy era, but what about the [...]

3 Tips from Top TED Speakers to Get to the Heart of Your Message

Did you know that 62 percent of adults celebrate Valentine's Day? There are plenty of suggestions for entrepreneurs who want to have a fancy, romantic night out. There are even options available for people looking to send their exes glitter or dead roses. You could even try to be your own [...]

Pre-Game Like a Pro With These 3 Super Bowl Inspired Public Speaking Warm Ups

The annual Super Bowl lends itself to all sorts of lessons for entrepreneurs. Watching Sunday Fun-day is a crash course in marketing tips from the multi-million dollar ads to the genius strategies of the businesses behind them. The same tactics used to win football games can even help you win at [...]

Troubleshooting TED: Avoid These Public Speaking Mistakes

There's no shortage of public speaking lessons to learn from TEDx Talks. Whether its general communication lessons gleaned from observing TEDx speakers or analysis of the presentation skills in a presenter's TED Talk, TEDx is a gold mine of information for speakers and audiences alike. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of [...]

Want to Finally Become a Great Public Speaker? Try These 5 Challenges

The new year brings new public speaking opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs alike. Maybe you've resolved to boost your career, overcome your introverted personality or establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry? What about your speaking-related goals? Public speaking is the glue that holds your business together and the [...]