Public Speaking

Speak From the Heart

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s a great time to recall the most heart-filled speeches we’ve experienced in our lives. These speeches can be, quite literally, the pivotal moments that change our future. In fact, almost every important moment in life begins with a speech or a passionate verbal interaction. Valentine's Day is [...]

Avoid a PR Disaster and Go Positively Viral with Media Training

Tiger Woods. Janet Jackson. Roseanne Barr. Big Tobacco. Facebook. H & M. BP during the oil spill. Burger King. Would they agree that “There’s no such thing as bad publicity?” Who can forget the biggest PR blunders of the decade? That is not the way you want to go down in infamy. With news [...]

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The Secret to Crushing Your Next Speech: A Masterclass

“There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.” - Mark Twain Why would anyone skydive? It’s terrifying: you can’t breathe, you’re unprotected, and your blood pressure is, well, stratospheric. Why subject yourself to such strain? For the payoff. For the feeling of freeing yourself- [...]

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Elevate Your Brand with Employee Communication Skills Training

“What most employers want are written communication, oral communication, team building, and leadership skills.” -Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn Wouldn’t it be wonderful if leaders were born, not made? What if every single employee in your organization, from the greenest intern to the CFO, were natural performers, storytellers, and diplomats? Unfortunately, [...]

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Why Communication Workshops are the Best Way to Spend Your Training Budget

In today’s forward-thinking business climate, you may be surprised to learn that the most under-developed and understated skills are, in fact, effective, interpersonal communication skills. And with everyone and their sister going live on social media videos, the gap between those maximizing communication soft skills and those hiding in the [...]

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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]