Public Speaking

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-21T07:03:01+00:00 |Public Speaking|Comments Off on Need to nail your next speech? There’s an app for that.

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, [...]

By | 2018-06-11T10:12:30+00:00 |Presentation Skills, Public Speaking|Comments Off on 4 Things Speakers Must do Before Delivering a Remarkable Presentation

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 [...]

By | 2018-06-03T13:55:31+00:00 |Public Speaking|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Best Kept Secret to Confident Speaking? You’re Already Doing It

Industry leaders, great speakers, influencers--some people just do things differently, whether it's innovating, plan or breathe. No, seriously--I literally mean breathe. You would think that everyone knows how to breathe, right? Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But, in reality, most people are taking shallow breaths instead of using their diaphragms. Diaphragmatic breathing is a calming, centering and [...]

By | 2018-04-03T17:24:08+00:00 |Public Speaking|0 Comments

How to Train Your Mind For Confidence Onstage When Hard Work Alone Isn’t Enough

You may have heard of an abundance or a growth mindset. You may have even adopted some tactics of business leaders with strong mindsets, such as exercising or working with coaches. But what mindsets combat the fears associated with performances in front of an audience? Similarly to speakers, athletes must bring their 'A' game to [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:32:52+00:00 |Public Speaking|0 Comments

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 people try year-round to [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:34:31+00:00 |Public Speaking|0 Comments

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 business. But when do [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:35:36+00:00 |Public Speaking|0 Comments

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 life blood of your [...]

By | 2018-04-02T16:36:03+00:00 |Public Speaking|0 Comments