Public Speaking

Does Imagining Your Audience Naked Work?

“Imagine your audience nude.” Any public speaking coach worth their salt will refrain from giving this age-old advice. In fact, we may never know why some people still think the antidote for fear of public speaking is imagining their audience naked. Many people attribute this advice and practice to Winston Churchill, who was, indeed, [...]

Don’t Just Give a Speech—Tell a Story

As public speaking coaches, we will share an important presentation and business tip with you (hint: This is how to level up.) Every single pitch is a story—whether you are trying to convince someone to consider a new belief, to invest in your product, or even that your ideas are worthwhile--there’s always an arc [...]

How to Command the Room: A Public Speaking Coach Spills the Secrets

As a public speaking coach, I’ve been told that I have presidential speaking skills. What does this mean? And have you ever wondered what makes presidents historically remarkable speakers? Why do they orate a cut above the rest of us? We know that presidents are masters of inspiration. One look [...]

How Gratitude Can Elevate Your Speech- and Your Life

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. G.B. Stern “Gratitude” may feel like an overused word at this time of year, but it can also be a very practical tool to elevate your public speaking training. As we ease into this season of gentleness, it may feel surprising how this [...]

Can A Public Speaking Coach Help You Bring Broadway to the Boardroom?

Practice Makes Performance. The best keynotes and TED Talks we’ve seen have been as entertaining and “sticky” as some of our favorite movies. Same for you? That’s because the most successful presenters and leaders understand that if you want to connect and convert your audience, you need to get them excited. For some [...]

Need to nail your next speech? There’s an app for that.

These days, there’s an app for everything. Need to manage your stress? Want to keep track of your workouts? Optimize your vocabulary? You have options. Many options. There’s even The Rock Clock that lets Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson keep you motivated during your daily tasks. Why not harness the power and flexibility of your own mobile device to boost [...]

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 to describe competent athletes, [...]

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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 a successful talk or [...]

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 to achieve a commanding [...]

What I Learned from Working with Fia Fasbinder and The Moxie Institute

I want to thank you for being a wonderful coach. Since Wednesday, I have received so many compliments from the audience.  At least 20-30 people came to talk to me after the speech to tell me how much they liked the phoenix story and my presentation was engaging, powerful and impressive.  Someone even asked me if [...]