7 corporate speech coaching tips to help leaders get better on camera
Unhappy with your performance during your last virtual presentation? Follow these corporate speech coaching tips to the letter if you want your next virtual talk to go better. 2020 was the year that leaders at all levels had to learn – and fast! – how best to connect with their audiences on camera. Maybe […]Read More
How to be confident when public speaking
To memorize or not to memorize? That is the question. If you want to know how to be confident when public speaking, do the work it takes to internalize your speech. A common question I get from leaders preparing to deliver a keynote speech at either an in-person or virtual event is this: Should […]Read More
One of the best public speaking resources that leaders overlook
Your conference keynote may miss the mark if you forget to tap one of the best public speaking resources available to every speaker right now. The email arrived late on a Monday evening: “I have to prepare the closing keynote speech at a prestigious annual conference for more than 1,000 technical professionals online. I’m […]Read More
You might be missing this in your virtual keynote presentation
Don’t give in to temptation. All those digital tools available for your virtual keynote presentation should complement – not replace – time-tested methods to engage and persuade your audience. No doubt you’ve been attending virtual events these days. Perhaps you’ve even delivered a virtual keynote presentation as more business is conducted online. Around the […]Read More
How to adapt your keynote speech for a virtual event
The fate of your keynote speech has been up in the air for weeks, and today you finally got the word: That association meeting or annual conference you were eagerly anticipating will now be a virtual event because the coronavirus remains a threat. What does that mean for you and your keynote speech? You […]Read More
5 ways to improve your public speaking when presenting from home
Getting ready to make a work presentation from home in light of COVID-19? You will come off more polished if you follow these five tips to improve your public speaking. 1. Think People right now are being bombarded with urgent messages from everywhere. Don’t waste their time. Think about what you want and need to […]Read More
Your presence: Are you making these public speaking mistakes?
Use this checklist to determine if you are making mistakes with your presence when you speak in public: 1. Are you using your bio as your opening (“but first, a little bit about me”)? Inexperienced speakers sometimes bait and switch: They open by tempting the audience with the promise of a fascinating topic – […]Read More
Your style: Are you making these public speaking mistakes?
Use this checklist to determine if you are making mistakes with your style when you speak in public: 1. Are you failing to reveal a little bit of yourself and your personality to the audience? As humans, we crave connection. The moment you reveal something about yourself to your audience is the moment you […]Read More
Your voice: Are you making these public speaking mistakes?
Use this checklist to determine if you are making mistakes with your voice when you speak in public: 1. Are you mumbling? If you mumble, you may be perceived as not credible and not competent (plus, you’ll frustrate your audience). The fix: Practice enunciating every word you say. 2. Are you talking too […]Read More
Hand gestures when public speaking (part 5)
Your hands can speak volumes. But are they saying what you want them to say? Have you ever thought about how your hands — and what you do with them when you speak in front of an audience — can give more meaning to your message? Your hands are an important tool in your speaker’s […]Read More