The views have been tallied, here are the heavy hitters! Over the past 13 months, we have published over 90 posts; the 5 most popular articles include a book review, commentary on a current event and advice on delivery skills. Read them today and join the conversation to help ensure you are confident, heard and inspiring next time you step up to speak.
#5: Do Better Listeners Make Better Speakers
The flip side to being a good speaker is being a good listener. Most speakers are understandably focused on how to deliver their best possible presentation. Therefore, most of my consulting work is to help presenters:
- Be Confident. Believing in their message and their ability to connect with the audience.
- Be Heard. Strengthening their credibility with a focused message that’s easily understood.
- Be Inspiring. Delivering their message with an authenticity and a dynamic delivery that engages listeners and motivates action. Continue reading here.
#4: Make an Impact: 5 Techniques to Ignite your Next Presentation
“Should I be interactive in my presentation?
It’s a daunting question for some speakers, but in many cases the answer is, “Go for it!” Depending on your purpose, adding interactive elements can be a tremendous help in making your message stick. Continue reading here.
#3: The 1st Presidential Debate
Earlier this week, anticipating last nights’ first Presidential debate I asked . . . what will win over the American voter, substance, style or possibly both?
And the answer is BOTH — at least for Romney. Continue reading here.
#2: Eye Contact: 10 Tips to Elevate the Effectiveness of Your Next Presentation
As a presenter, using your eyes to engage your audience is critical to creating a sense of confidence, establishing credibility, and building rapport. So, what can you do to make your next presentation an eye-opening experience? Consider these 10 tips to elevate the effectiveness of your next presentation.
TIP #1: GREET YOUR LISTENERS AS THEY GATHER
Before the meeting or event even begins, an initial greeting with direct eye contact helps build rapport, turning strangers into friends. Continue reading here.
#1: Speak Like Churchill; Stand Like Lincoln
It’s often said that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Well, it turns out you can’t always judge a book by its title, either.
At first, I dismissed James Humes’ Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln, assuming it would be full of historical platitudes and anecdotal stories rather than actionable advice. Instead, I discovered a terrific reference tool for novice and seasoned presenters alike – Continue reading here.