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The Sure Fire Way to Engage Your Audience
Do you want your presentation to engage people? Do you want your speech to take the audience on a journey with you as their tour guide? Do you want to lead t...
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Why your humour gets ignored – and how to fix that
Dying is easy, comedy is hard! Ahhh! If only this weren’t true! Comedy can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Do you need humour in your speech? Humour is a...
How to absolutely connect with your audience
Connecting with our audience is one of the most important aspects of public speaking. The main reason we’re delivering a speech is to connect. We want to mak...
How to use beautiful language to engage your audience
There are many language devices that we can use in our speeches to engage our audiences. A magnetism exists in powerful sentences that attract audiences like...
How many words does my speech need to be?
So you have to write a ten minute speech, and you’re not sure how many words to write. You don’t want to write too many. That’s a waste of time. But you also...
Six powerful ways to format speaking notes
All speeches are better when we don’t use notes. Notes tie us to the lectern. They stop us from using the whole stage. They take our focus away from the audi...
This one breakthrough method to create powerful speech topics
People often say they find it hard to think of speech topics. The irony in this is that they have no problems conversing with others on a daily basis, but dr...
Answer the central dramatic question for guaranteed success
Have you ever listened to a speech and wondered, ‘Why did that person give that speech?’ Most likely, they presented the audience with a central dramatic que...
This one simple technique will guarantee story success
Stories can be a powerful component within our speeches. A personal story, when told well, can change people’s lives. What does a good story need? The Answer...
Focus – what types of speeches are there?
What types of speeches are there? You may as well ask, how long is a ball of string? What the different speech types are is not set in stone. There isn’t a t...
How to structure a basic speech
There are many different kinds of speeches. Today we’re going to be looking at how to structure a simple, informative speech. Other speeches have other kinds...
Six ways to connect with audiences
Ultimately, the goal of the speaker is to connect with the audience. We often see speakers who seem to be completely engaged in their own presentation – and ...
Little known ways to structure a speech
Today we’re going to look at three methods we can use to structure our speeches that can completely change the way we present our ideas. These methods are: c...
Use these simple writing hacks to explode your audience connectivity
Today we’re going to take a look at two simple writing hacks that will make your speeches flow more smoothly, and help you connect with the audience. They ar...
This one secret about story telling that will move your audience
Humans are hard wired for stories. People have been sharing stories with each other for thousands of years. After a while, they started painting them onto ca...
Why your speech gets ignored and how to fix that
People can make or break their speeches with the opening lines. You can have your audience dozing off within minutes if you have a poor beginning. Don’t get ...
The subtle art of not losing your audience
There is a wonderful quote often attributed to John F Kennedy. It is: The only reason to give a speech is to change the world. Now, there’s some debate about...
Two easy writing ideas
Repetition is our friend. Let me repeat that. Repetition is our friend. Repetition allows us to drive a point home, it immediately tells the audience that wh...