presentation skills

3 Proven Tips for a Memorable Talks

Living a meaningful life matters, and creating a meaningful presentation that resonates with an audience matters too. Why do you think TED Talks are so popular? Their “ideas worth spreading” tagline embodies the exact definition of meaningful. And, as a result, TED Talks are just that: meaningful. What you have to say–your message–is already meaningful. Your task is [...]

The Best Presenters Use These 3 Tricks to Ignite Your Presentation

It’s that time of year: Everyone is getting ready for school to start. Whether you’re currently a student, teacher, parent, or none of the above, going back to school conjures classroom memories for all of us. Book reports, oral presentations–some memories may be more pleasant than others. Talking to a classroom isn’t so different from running a team [...]

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

The Power of Deliberate Practice

As humans, we’re better together. An ancient proverb puts it this way: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Today there’s no better way to stay sharp than a small-group masterclass. This post is the last of a three-part series. In the first, we saw why masterclasses can be so effective for [...]

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 [...]

It’s Time You Learned to Speak With MOXiE

Shakespeare got it right when he said that all the world’s a stage. The trick to that stage is learning to command it. This (totally free) e-book shows you how.