A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

So let me get this straight: A member of Congress who speaks at a grade level that most Americans can understand, using shorter sentences and shorter words, gets the lowest rating of speaking skills in all of Congress?

3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

And I don’t mean just someone really smart, but someone who lives and breathes their profession and can explain its mysteries with both passion and skill to anyone, regardless of education. Recognize your strengths and your natural speaking style and build upon it!

2017 97

Does Upbringing affect Public Speaking Skills?

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Public Speaking Skills

2014 52

Boost Your Public Speaking Skills by “Sounding” Confident!

DeFinis Communications

In other words, as you speak, make your voice sound like you are enjoying yourself even if you’re under stress. Speak in a higher pitch. Speak with greater inflection. Speak more slowly. Speaking slower can help you sound happier, self-assured, and confident.

2017 130

Illuminating the Public Speaking Skills of Susan B Anthony

Speaking Freely

Rashid Kapadia, a former student and now my great friend, is an evangelist for public speaking. Rashid is an avid reader who is masterful at drawing out public speaking and presentation lessons from all kinds of books.

2016 130

Use the Power of Practice to Build Your Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

During these practice sessions, ask people to comment on specific things you want to improve, such as vocal skills, gestures, eye contact, etc. Utilizing small, everyday interactions to practice key skills. At dinner, practice your storytelling skills.

Let Your Public Speaking Skills Age Like Fine Wine

DeFinis Communications

But he also savored the unique opportunity to consciously practice his public speaking skills over and over in a relaxed venue as he gained experience, skill, and control with each new group.

2013 207

Can public speaking skills be harmful?

Speak Schmeak

"I really can't think of anyone whose life and/or career has taken a turn for the worst after working on their communication and presentation skills." ~ Reginald Braithwaite Reginald and I are not related, but he does have a rather catchy last name.

3 tips to improve your speaking skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I received a question: A financial advisor asked me how to improve his speaking skills. He knows that better presentation skills will boost his business. Speak as often as possible. Public speaking is a skill: […]. He says he does well one-on-one with clients, but his group presentations fall short. My advice has three parts: 1. Career info International speakers Professional organizations

2016 43

Lose weight and improve your speaking skills!

Speak Schmeak

Do you complain about how much you hate public speaking and how terrible you are at it? Same with speaking. If you read articles and books about public speaking and think that, by osmosis, you will get better but you never actually implement what you learn, you're not improving.

Oakland A’s Announcers Exemplify Passionate Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

I often tell my clients to let their passion guide their speaking. Those of you who know me know that I’m a huge Oakland A’s fan. Well, last night’s baseball game between the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers left even me—a speech coach—speechless.

How to Give a Technical Presentation | Public Speaking Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized presentation training Public Speaking Skills technical presentations

Want to Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills? Begin Now!

DeFinis Communications

She explained that this person needed major help with his public speaking skills because he was moving into the role of CEO and was terrified of public speaking. But knowing that public speaking would now be a required cornerstone of his new job, he almost decided not to take it. Public speaking is a big challenge for a lot of people, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a C-level executive or a new supervisor.

What are your speaking skills worth to Warren Buffet?

Speak Schmeak

Many of you, and I certainly could have when I got out, just in terms of learning communication skills. I actually went to a Dale Carnegie course later on, in terms of public speaking. Okay, so not a very articulate plug for public speaking training, but you get the gist. (

Seven tips to improve your public speaking skills

Joan Detz Speaker Services

How good are your public speaking skills? Many executives are more comfortable speaking one-on-one than speaking on a panel. Yet good public speaking skills are essential to any career. Career info Presentation skills Social mediaMany writers are more comfortable at their keyboards than at lecterns. Many authors are more comfortable writing a book than doing the book talks. It’s the […].

2016 43

Let Your Public Speaking Skills Age Like Fine Wine

DeFinis Communications

But he also savored the unique opportunity to consciously practice his public speaking skills over and over in a relaxed venue as he gained experience, skill, and control with each new group. While you may never have a chance to do this sort of speed dating version of public speaking, you can find ways to practice—whether formally or informally—in front of small groups every day. Presentation Skills Sales Presentations Speaking Tips

2013 121

How to Start Your Speech with a Joke | Public Speaking Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Humor joke Public Speaking Skills

2013 52

Small steps to improve your speaking skill

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Its not a book about how to improve your speaking skill per se but its messages are as relevant here as in any other endeavor. That got me thinking about what small things I’d done to build my confidence and speaking ability and so what small steps could others like you do to start your journey towards becoming a great speaker? Borrow or buy a book on public speaking and read 10 pages every day. Subscribe to and read blogs on public speaking skills.

Public Speaking Skills: Schmooze

Great Public Speaking

I actually start this by pre-program phone interviews before I even get to the state where I'm speaking. Learn to build a speaking business of your own! One of the easiest things to do to get a good reaction from the audience is to schmooze with them before the presentation.

How Much Money Are You Losing Because of Poor Public Speaking Skills?

Successful Speeches Blog

How much money are you losing because of poor public speaking skills and lack of preparation? Tags: How to start a speech Opinion Presentation Skills Public Speaking Scripting Your Speech Starting Your Speech Uncategorized Bad Habits Business Presentations Speech Writing How much credibility are you losing because your speeches are boring? How badly is the reputation of your organization suffering because the executives are simply horrible when they give a speech?

2010 145

What are your speaking skills worth to Warren Buffet?

Speak Schmeak

Many of you, and I certainly could have when I got out, just in terms of learning communication skills. I actually went to a Dale Carnegie course later on, in terms of public speaking. Okay, so not a very articulate plug for public speaking training, but you get the gist. (

Sharpen your Skype, conference call & Hangout speaking skills: 8 tools

The Eloquent Woman

There are new worlds to conquer when it comes to the conference call.today, in addition to speaking on a speakerphone or using videoconferencing, you might be using Skype or Google+ hangouts to communicate with far-flung colleagues.

Skype 97

Public Speaking Skills: Simile

Great Public Speaking

Get a full 30 days of public speaking training for only $5.00! Tags: seminar training tomantion Tom Antion public speaking free speaker tips Tom Antion tom antion business Simile is a comparison of two things which, however different in other respects, have some strong point or points in common. The words like and as will normally be used when making the comparison. You might say, Getting this contract signed is as impossible as trying to smuggle daybreak past a rooster.

The Art of Deconstruction: Building Better Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

What does the process of deconstruction have to do with public speaking? . For example, if you were coached and trained a few years ago, the public speaking techniques you learned took you to a new level. Put your performance skills under a microscope.

How to React if You Make a Public Speaking Mistake | Public Speaking Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking blunders public speaking mistakes Public Speaking Skills public speaking training

2013 52

How do public speaking skills advance your career?

Speak Schmeak

I was planning a post on how public speaking skills help us in "real life," and along came Andrew Dlugan with an excellent post on " 10 Ways Your Presentation Skills Generate Career Promotions. " You: Presentation skills are not only about what you say; it’s about how you listen.

2008 130

Use your public speaking skills 36 ways

The Eloquent Woman

Sure, developing public speaking skills can help you deliver a big speech or major presentation. But you can put these workhorse skills to use in these 36 additional ways, in settings that range from everyday life to unusual situations.

Public Speaking Skills - Question-and-Answer Sessions

Great Public Speaking

We hope you enjoyed this excerpt from the Wake 'Em Up Speaking book Question-and-answer sessions are great opportunities to show off your sense of humor, get audience participation, and make two powerful closings. Did I say two closings? Yes I did say two closings.

Using a video camera can be a painful, but enlightening, way to improve speaking skills

Dahle Communication

If you can do those four things - you will see a dramatic improvement in your speaking skills and you will see the responses in your audience as well.  One of the toughest parts about communication is knowing what you do right and what you do wrong.

2009 148

Improve speaking skills with improv

The Eloquent Woman

When I read this post, I thought, "That's just exactly what I wanted to say about improv skills!" When you find yourself presented with a public speaking distraction, limitation or challenge, think of it as just one more tool to make your presentation stand out.

Public Speaking Skills - The Size of the Audience

Great Public Speaking

Why do you need public speaking to boost your career The size of your audience has a direct effect on the types of humor which are most appropriate, the expected audience response and the timing of the presentation.

What Speaking Skills do Lawyers need? | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

2013 52

How to improve Public Speaking Skills Overview | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

2013 52

Your Call to action Must be Specific | Public Speaking Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized call to action presentation skills public speaking

2013 52

How to Introduce Another Speaker | Public Speaking Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized introduce introductions presentation skills public speaking

2013 52

How to Keep your presentation on time | Public Speaking Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized on time presentations public speaking speeches time

2013 52

Are there Natural Born Public Speakers? | Public Speaking Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized natural born speakers presentation skills public speaking

2013 52

How to Give a Presentation While Sitting | Public Speaking Skills

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized presentation skills public speaking training

2013 52

Volunteers, Charities and NPOs Get a Break on Public Speaking Skills

Executive Speech Coach

George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer. One of those is to develop new skills. These skills are important to both individual and organization success. Once learned, these skills stick and can be transferred to other work.

2010 67

5 ways to renew your speaking skills

The Eloquent Woman

Need to get "back in the saddle" after a hiatus from public speaking? Take the time to consider what you want to change: You may hesitate if you lack certain skills or feel you want to step up your game. It's easy to feel uneasy if you are out of practice.

A Pint Size Plan to Help Your Kids Study Public Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

In Part 1 of this blog we talked about the importance of teaching children public speaking skills and using The Fun Theory to make the experience enjoyable and effective. The last thing anyone wants is to raise a child who suffers from glossophobia – the fear of public speaking. Today, as many as 75% of people have glossophobia , and studies show that many people fear public speaking more than death! . When it comes to public speaking, reading is a hidden resource.

2009 137

Executive Speaking Skills

Executive Speech Coach

Clear purpose Attention to detail Appreciation for the skill of public speaking Preparing for the speech Embarrassing executive speakers don’t prepare. Why not prepare and develop better presentation skills? George Torok Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.comWhat is the difference between a good executive speaker and an embarrassing executive speaker?

2006 40

How to critique Public Speaking Skills of colleagues | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized public speaking training

2013 52