You’ve been nominated for an award and now you have to give an acceptance speech. It might be an Academy Award where the whole world is watching or it might be an award for best coach in your little league. Regardless, it’s still important and you would like to look good while giving this speech. So, how to give an
There are certain times in your life that are going to involve ceremony, whether it is getting sworn into a local office, as a school board member, being named head of the PTA or perhaps officiating someone’s wedding. All these occasions are marked by certain ceremonial speeches. So, how to make a good ceremonial speech? A ceremonial speech is not
We’ve all been there. That conference or that Chamber of Commerce meeting where the host is, “OK, before we start, let’s all stand up and introduce ourselves for 30 seconds.” It seems simple, it seems casual and no one is asking you to give a big keynote speech. And still our heart is racing like a Maserati. We’re not even
Using a teleprompter can be a great way to effectively communicate the contents of a speech in a somewhat controlled way so that you don’t forget what you want to say. This way, you can focus on really delivering the message and connecting with your audience. So, how to use a teleprompter during your speech? Vary your speaking speed and
There are a bunch of public speaking related questions that I keep hearing (and probably will keep hearing) during my training sessions or business consulting sessions. Usually these are the same types of questions and therefore I call them “Frequently Asked Questions about Public Speaking” Here are my top 22 most common questions about this topic. Table of Contents 1.
Congratulations you’re about to retire. That’s good news, I hope, for you. And now you have the opportunity to give a farewell speech. This may be the last business speech you ever get. Therefore, it is time to talk about retirement speech. Let’s make it a good one. So, how to make a good retirement speech? It is a speech
Public speaking is like anything else in life that cannot exist without some myths, and today I am going to take a closer look at the most common public speaking related myths you should know about. I am 100% certain that there is no such a thing as a “natural born speaker” or anything else these public speaking myths described
When you’re writing an important speech, you must start with a clear outline. However, I find that many speakers are uncertain of how to write a good outline for their presentation. This is why I decided to write a guide for you, in hopes that learning to perfect your outlines will help you give better presentations in the future. How
One of the many nightmares of public speaking is having a bored audience. It happens to everyone, but it doesn’t make it any less worrisome. Sometimes an audience is obviously bored, and other times you just get the feeling they’re not enjoying your talk. Either way, you should know these tricks to keep an audience engaged. Quickly, here’s how to
If you are a fan of the TED talk format, you may have noticed that most of these speakers give a killer speech without the use of any notes. Maybe you want to learn how to do that, but you’re not sure where to start. After all, the thought of speaking without any notes may seem daunting and nerve-wracking to
It’s the big day! Time is running out and you have yet to work on memorizing your speech. The only problem is, you’re due to give your presentation very soon. In fact, you have less than an hour to go. What do you do? I get emails asking me all the time if it is possible to memorize a speech
Even if there is no official videographer for your upcoming speech, it is very likely that someone in attendance will be recording on their smartphone or other mobile device. You may be shocked to learn that even the most experienced public speakers can get nervous when they realize their every move is being recorded for posterity. But by the end
While we’ve already explored the topic of speaking without notes here on my site, I’ve figured I should add a piece about speaking with notes. After all, there is nothing wrong with using notes in a speech, and it is the preferred method of many speakers. I know that there are a lot of times when I choose to use
The way you use your voice is one of the absolute most important aspects of speaking in public. This can easily change the way your audience sees you, whether for the better or for the worse. Today, I’m going to talk about how to use your voice well so that you can improve your speech-giving skills. So, how do you
Hi! My name is Janek Tuttar, and I am the founder and author of SpeakAndConquer.com.
I have been teaching and blogging about public speaking since spring 2007. Here, I am sharing the wisdom of how to cope in different public speaking situations.
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