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 [...]

Why Start with Why?

Mahatma Gandhi said, “My life is my message.” The ability to transform an audience by introducing new thoughts, ideas, and concepts is an incredible gift! In fact, it’s the entire basis of the world-changing TED talk movement. But…where do you start? How do you discover the message of your talk? Before they experience a [...]

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 [...]

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy to present and clear to your audience. In his book, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, Christopher Booker explains how [...]

How 3 Emmy Winners Can Teach You About Making a Powerful Speech

What do Oprah Winfrey, Sterling K. Brown, and Lena Waithe have in common? They all know how to speak with style and substance. And 2017 made sure they were able to do just that. Commencement speeches have long provided a platform for the successful and learned to share their wisdom with new graduates entering the working [...]

Make Each Talk a Call to Adventure That Your Audience Can’t Wait to Take.

A confident speaker steps onto the stage and gives the most persuasive speech you've ever heard. Credible, informative and engaging--the crowd loves it. Where did that come from? How did they pull it off? It wasn't just a miraculous improvisation--trust me. Actually giving your presentation is just the final step of a much longer journey. "wing it" A great [...]

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