Great Presentations

May 22, 2017

Meet the “Conversational Presentation”

Julie Hansen for Business 2 Community writes of a new approach to presenting. See below for more details from her article.


  • For many, when we think of presentations, we imagine a monolog being given by
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May 15, 2017

Command Respect and Project Confidence

Writing for, Betsy Mikel reveals how to project confidence in high-stakes job interviews and when speaking in public. Check out my summaries from her article underneath.


  • The verbal ticks we include when speaking in
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May 8, 2017

Leave a Lasting Impression

Courtney Goldsmith, writing for, teaches us her tricks for nailing your presentation. See below for my top takeaways from her article.


  • Reaching people’s emotions with a good story is more compelling than just throwing
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May 1, 2017

How to Give a Technical Talk

Lewin Day of Hackaday bolsters our confidence in our abilities to give technical presentations. Check out my key observations below.


  • It’s vital in a business environment to know what you’re going to give a talk
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April 24, 2017

Don’t Be Good, Be Great

Bijal Shah shares her tried and tested presentation techniques on Your Story. Check out my top takeaways from her piece below.


  • A great presentation isn’t really about you; it’s about what your audience walk away
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April 17, 2017

Be at One with Your Audience

Michael Mamas, writing for Entrepreneur, shares his masterful public speaking practices. Read my top takeaways from his article below.


  • Casual asides and in-jokes may seem like they would lighten the mood of your presentation but
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April 10, 2017

Be Mindful

Maurice DeCastro, writing for Business 2 Community, offers the use of mindfulness up as a tool to help you with your presentations. Check out my summaries below.


  • The power of mindfulness can help us become
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April 3, 2017

Powerful Storytelling

Simply Amazing Training’s Dee Clayton reveals how we should be ramping up the storytelling aspect of our presentations. Read on for more information from her article.


  • As an audience, we remember things more powerfully when
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March 27, 2017

Stop Making the Same Public Speaking Mistakes

Today, check out Business Insider’s article from public speaking expert Terri Trespicio talking about the major mistakes all speakers make at times. Read on for more details on how to avoid these.


  • It may seem
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March 20, 2017

Mistakes to Avoid When Public Speaking

Smart Company’s Eve Ash walks us through the common mistakes we tend to make when giving presentations. Check out my key takeaways below.


  • The usual problems that speakers find themselves making when giving a presentation
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March 13, 2017

Give It Your All

Christina DesMarais walks us through her techniques to keeping your audience wide awake and engaged in your presentation in her article for Read my top takeaways below.


  • Use visual images and explanatory metaphors to
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March 6, 2017

TED Talks: The Gold Standard of Public Speaking

Writing for Forbes, author Carmine Gallo reveals that TED talks are setting the benchmark for public speaking at an all time high. Check out my insights for how to match this level below.


  • Great TED
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February 27, 2017

Be Passionate About Developing Your Public Speaking Abilities

Dr Nick Morgan helps us prepare to be the best public speakers we can in 2017 with his helpful truths from Forbes today. Check out my key insights from his article below.


  • With the competition
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February 20, 2017

Look to Aristotle to Create a Killer Presentation

Marc Stoiber finds inspiration from Aristotle today in how to create the perfect presentation from the site, Your Ultimate Speech. See my observations from his piece below.


  • 2,500 years ago, Aristotle’s keen observations created the
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February 13, 2017

When We Can’t Control Ourselves

Jacquelyn Smith, for Business Insider, walks us through the presentation mistakes we should all avoid as good public speakers. Check out my top takeaways below.


  • We all tend to act strangely when we’re nervous, and
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February 6, 2017

Anyone Can Be a Professional Public Speaker

Gorana Blagus, of Bamboo, shares the secrets to relaxing during your public speech like a pro. Check out my key observations underneath.


  • Becoming a relaxed pro speaker isn’t a major undertaking to make, anyone can
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January 30, 2017

Win the Hearts and Minds of Your Audience

Carmine Gallo shares his secret behind the key to sharing personal insights and stories for inspiring your audience. Check out my summaries below for more detail.


  • People find our stories of struggle inspiring, from the
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January 23, 2017

It’s All in Your Mind

In today’s feature, we showcase Alex Honeysett’s article from The Muse on how to overcome your fear of public speaking—without having to picture your audience naked. Check out my top takeaways below.


  • Calm your fears
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January 16, 2017

Begin at the Beginning

In today’s article Jaquelyn Smith combats the best ways to start a presentation for Business Insider. Check out my summary below for more details.


  • In just one minute you need to excite your audience’s attention,
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January 9, 2017

Fear of Public Speaking Ranks Just Higher Than Fear of Death

Check out this hugely insightful assessment by Nancy Duarte and Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic from the Harvard Business Review today to discover what’s truly behind your anxiety when speaking in public. See my key takeaways from the piece below and complete Read the rest

January 2, 2017

Key Vocal Exercises to Enhance Your Public Speaking

Jason Peck from Flick First has some great tips for enhancing your public speaking, by exercising an often overlooked tool. Check out my summary for more information.


  • Often, when faced with public speaking we concentrate
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December 26, 2016

Stop Your Heart Racing Before Speaking in Public

Sweaty palms, racing heart, and knees knocking; it’s a common fear for everyone when giving a presentation. Jacquelyn Smith of Business Insider shares her tips for calming your nerves before public speaking. Read on for more information.

December 19, 2016

Drop It Like a TED Talk

Jeff Haden’s article on Inc will certainly inspire those in the run up to their public speaking events. Even if you’re not giving a TED talk, the insights he shares are great techniques for everyone. More in my summary below.Read the rest

December 12, 2016

Master Your Body Language to Master Public Speaking

Hannah Martin, co-founder and writer at the Talented Ladies Club, reveals her tips for improving your public speaking skills—it’s all about your body language. Check out my key insights from her article below.


  • Don’t underestimate
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December 5, 2016

Phrases to Avoid in Your Presentation

Today, Better Presenting’s Rick Altman shares the things you should never say during your presentation. Read my key takeaways below.


  • Don’t ask, “How are you all doing?” Are you really going to wait for 30
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November 28, 2016

Don’t Be Old-School With Your Presentation

Public speaking expert Janice Tomich urges us to quit using the same tired presentation techniques in her article for See my summary of her no holds barred piece about exciting your audience rather than boring them. 

November 21, 2016

Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

As an introvert, the idea of speaking to large groups of people can be your idea of hell; overcome this fear with techniques from Diana Beyer’s article on Ragan’s PR Daily, written to help you become a better public speaker. Read the rest

November 14, 2016

Tackling Public Speaking the Navy SEAL Way

Today, Brent Gleeson shares his public speaking tips on Inc.—apparently even Navy SEAL veterans get nervous in front of an audience! Check out my key takeaways below from his insights.


  • Be an expert in your
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November 7, 2016

It’s All About the Icing on the Cake

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Matthew Gutierrez shares speech coach, Sally Chopping’s recipe for delivering an excellent presentation. Check out my main summaries from the piece.


  • Presentations are just like a good slice of cake; you won’t enjoy
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October 31, 2016

Techniques to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

The experts at Organo shared these great business tips for enhancing your presentation skills. Check out my key takeaways from the article below.



  • Make it personal; a good story or anecdote can be a powerful
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October 24, 2016

Suffering From Stage Fright When Speaking in Public?

Care of The British Psychological Society, Dr. Christian Jarrett offers professional insight into the anxiety you feel when speaking in public, and how it has a lot to do with your audience. Read my key summaries of his piece below.Read the rest

October 17, 2016

TED Talks Are Setting the Bar High for Public Speaking

Top communication theorist and coach, Nick Morgan asks if Chris Anderson’s TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking will improve presentation giving globally; just as the TED program itself has inspired so many people too. See my summary Read the rest

October 10, 2016

What Not to Say in Your Presentation

Jeff Haden, writing for the Business Insider, shares 10 sentences that you’ll never hear excellent public speakers say. I shared my favorites in the summary below.


  • Don’t let on that you’re giving this presentation anything
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October 3, 2016

Enhance Your Career Progression With Great Presentation Skills

James Citrin makes a valid point on his LinkedIn blog, about improving your presentation skills to enhance your career options, and discusses how the two are inextricably linked. Read my insights from his article underneath.

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September 26, 2016

New Ways to Deliver Ideas Effectively

The collective minds of business and career coaches from the Forbes Coaches Council have come together to produce some alternative approaches to improving your presentation skills. Read my top insights from their article.


  • The ability
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September 19, 2016

Improve Your Ability to Present Yourself to Any Audience

Today, I found this great article on enhancing your presentation skills to boost your success at work by Maurice DeCastro, an expert in public speaking and writer for See my key takeaways from the post below.

September 12, 2016

Making Your Presentation Unforgettable

Today, Art Markman from the Harvard Business Review teaches us how to create presentations that are more memorable by reaching certain aspects of your audience’s memory. Check out my insights from the article below.


  • The
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September 5, 2016

The Reality Behind Common Myths On Giving Presentations

Today, read Inc.’s article by Rowena Crosbie as she debunks 14 myths about giving presentations. Check out my key insights from her piece.


  • Only use humor or a joke if it’s appropriate to support your
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August 29, 2016

The 5-Step Process For Creating Great Presentations

Check out my summary of Richard Feloni’s article in Business Insider on presentation advice, according to 2014 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi.


  • Summarize your presentation’s message in fewer than 10 words
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August 22, 2016

Give Your Presentation Skills a Dazzling Quality

Today, I took my key insights from John Boitnott’s article for Entrepreneur on how to impress your boss with your dazzling and creative presentation skills.


  • Metaphors are a great tactic to paint a clear image
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August 15, 2016

The Art of a Non-Sucky Presentation

Read Melanie Pinola’s take from Lifehacker on ways to master creating presentations that don’t suck, I lifted some key insights together for you here.

  • Presentation going on forever? Feel like you haven’t achieved anything—either as presenter
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August 8, 2016

Make Presentations Great With Eye-Catching Visuals

  • Get your audience hooked by beginning with visuals that add an element of mystery to the opening of your presentation
  • Don’t give everything away with your chosen visual though; it should offer worth to your presentation
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August 1, 2016

Capture Your Audience’s Attention With Your Presentation

  • Be bold and startle them with your introduction—grab their interest by being controversial and exciting
  • Uncover interesting facts about an unknown date and discuss events happening that might be of consequence to your audience
  • Don’t forget
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January 24, 2015

Showing a Clear Benefit Up Front

The need to show a clear benefit up front is important for so many reasons. Showing a clear benefit in the beginning of your speech can, many times, be the difference between delivering a speech that involves an engaged audience… Read the rest
January 17, 2015

Provoking Thought in an Audience

I f there is one thing that speakers can do to cover a variety of the necessary pillars of a great speech it is to consistently provoke thought in the audience. One of the great examples of this is Chimamanda… Read the rest
January 8, 2015

Learning From Subpar Speeches

F or speakers looking to gain a further understanding of a great speech, it is just as important to evaluate and learn from subpar speeches as it is to learn from great ones. Sometimes even great speakers fail to deliver… Read the rest
December 29, 2014

The Importance of Simplicity

S implicity is an important part of any great speech. Without it, your audience will inevitably become confused and disengaged. No matter what type of audience you’re speaking to it should be your number one goal to create something that… Read the rest
December 27, 2014

Offering a New Perspective on an Old Argument

M alcolm Gladwell is one of the great authors of our time, having produced time-tested books like Blink, Outliers, and The Tipping Point. What many people don’t know, however, is that Gladwell is also an incredible speaker.… Read the rest
December 9, 2014

Creating an Attractive Presentation

C reating an attractive presentation is a great way to force yourself, as the speaker, to consistently stay on point and successfully drive your argument home to your audience. Many great speakers don’t use PowerPoint or other visuals, and are… Read the rest
November 28, 2014

Prepare For Anything and Everything

A  strong argument is the top pillar of any great speech. Without great content, your speech is more than likely going to fall on deaf ears. Along with that strong argument, however, it’s also important that you’re able to combine… Read the rest