Want to Give a TED Talk? First You Need to Write a TED Talk

Talking for TED is one thing but talking like TED in all of your public speaking engagements is a sure way to impress everyone--TED and TED fans alike.TED speakers are intelligent, passionate and respected. And the techniques used by TED speakers are ones you want to use for your own presentations and speeches. But the first step [...]

By |2019-10-17T13:36:56-08:00|All, Writing & Storytelling|Comments Off on Want to Give a TED Talk? First You Need to Write a TED Talk

How to Write A Killer Business Presentation

Once you're ready to start to write the first draft of your presentation, believe it or not, the hardest work is behind you. "Really?" you say, "But I haven't written the speech yet!" Of course. And that will take time. But look how far you've come! Now you know what you want to say and roughly how you'll say [...]

By |2019-09-05T09:09:47-08:00|All, Writing & Storytelling|Comments Off on How to Write A Killer Business Presentation

3 Proven Speechwriting Techniques all Great TED Talks Use in Their Presentation

Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? What should be left out? Should there be jokes? You'll answer all [...]

By |2019-09-05T09:28:40-08:00|All, Writing & Storytelling|Comments Off on 3 Proven Speechwriting Techniques all Great TED Talks Use in Their Presentation

Hook Your Audience Within the First 60 Seconds of Your Presentation

How you open and close your presentation decides everything. Nothing matters more for effectiveness. The internet is full of great ideas for how to open and how to close speeches. You'll be ahead of most speakers if you can just avoid the most common error. But in this first of two blog posts on openings and closings, I'd like [...]

By |2019-09-03T15:45:15-08:00|All, Writing & Storytelling|Comments Off on Hook Your Audience Within the First 60 Seconds of Your Presentation

Every Story is the Same | Will Schoder

Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we’d naturally do. Draw a circle and divide it in half vertically. Divide the circle again horizontally. Starting from the 12 o clock position and going clockwise, number the [...]

By |2019-09-06T15:29:25-08:00|All, Writing & Storytelling|Comments Off on Every Story is the Same | Will Schoder

2 Presentation Skills Tips to Transforming Your Speech

What does the audience want from your words? They want to be moved. They want to be led from where they are right now--their fears, their hopes, their nervous tics, their outlook on life--to somewhere new. Somewhere better. Somewhere transformational. And as it turns out, leading them on a journey like that is a shockingly difficult task, [...]

By |2019-09-03T16:15:02-08:00|All, Writing & Storytelling|Comments Off on 2 Presentation Skills Tips to Transforming Your Speech

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 [...]

How Douglas MacArthur Speech Shows Us How to End Every Presentation

You've probably read plenty about how to hook your audience in the first 60 seconds of your presentation. Let's talk about how to close with just as much power. Closings are key--they're your last chance to leave a lasting impression. Last chance, that is, unless there's a Q&A. And if so, your closing matters even more! A weak ending can sabotage [...]

By |2019-09-03T15:03:21-08:00|All, Writing & Storytelling|Comments Off on How Douglas MacArthur Speech Shows Us How to End Every Presentation

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 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 [...]

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