The one thing you can do to be a better speaker.

Speak Schmeak

It's a free gift of yourself, your time, your attention, that you give someone with no expectation of reciprocity or repayment. If your product is a square peg and your client is a round hole, no matter how hard you push or insist, there will not be a good fit.

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From the vault: 7 times to turn down a speaking gig

The Eloquent Woman

I've had a few speaking invitations pegged to a specific topic, then found out it had changed after I accepted--without hearing directly from the organizers. Be sure you take the time to reevaluate if changes are made, and feel free to say "I think you'll need to find another speaker."

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Win by Telling Great Stories with Peter Guber

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Guber tells the story of presenting former President Reagan and former President Mikhail Gorbachev with Tiffany-designed jackknives and reminding them of playing mumblety-peg as boys.    For a more nuanced, thorough explanation of what makes a good story, see my (free) article, "How to tell powerful stories in your speeches." Peter Guber has written a masterful additional to the storytelling library shelf with his book, Tell To Win.

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From the vault: Balancing technical & non-technical for mixed audiences

The Eloquent Woman

If the room is packed with Nobel laureates, but the decision-maker is not, peg your remarks to the leader. (Editor's note: I've updated this post, one of the most popular ever on the blog, because this question just keeps coming up. Here, your balanced formula for presentations.)

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The one thing you can do to be a better speaker.

Speak Schmeak

It's a free gift of yourself, your time, your attention, that you give someone with no expectation of reciprocity or repayment. If your product is a square peg and your client is a round hole, no matter how hard you push or insist, there will not be a good fit.

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The Biggest Lesson You'll Ever Learn About Stage Fright to Become.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

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