If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that public speaking is often intimidating and nerve-wracking! Being able to confidently stand up in front of a room of people and eloquently deliver a speech – while also engaging and inspiring your audience – is no easy task. The great thing is, there is so much information out there to help you turn your fear into skillful public speaking. One such resource is the wealth of inspiring quotes related to the topic.
To give you a boost of inspiration and remind you of the beauty of engaging public speaking, we’ve gathered 50 of the best public speaking quotes here. The wisdom and insight included in this collection will empower you to prepare ahead of time and conquer your fear so you can deliver that speech with confidence and grace. Enjoy!Continue reading
If you’re the type of person who gets head spinningly, palms-sweaty nervous when asked to make a public speech, you’re certainly not alone. As intimating and intimidating as it may seem, it’s true that having the ability to confidently stand in front of an audience and deliver a speech can be a super useful tool. Not only could it bring you better marks in school, it’ll also come in handy in future job applications, leadership positions, and even in everyday conversation.
Now that you’re serious about conquering public speaking, the next step is knowing what to say. We’ve got your back on this one. Here’s a list of 60 interesting public speaking topics which promise to keep your audience engaged and eager to hear what you have to say. Customize them however you please, add more information and ideas of your own, and let your ideas do the talking! Let’s get going!Continue reading
Are you looking for ways to encourage your child to take the stage and share their ideas with confidence? Public speaking is a skill that many of us find challenging and intimidating, and us adults usually lack the foundational skills to even teach our children how to confidently share their voice with an audience.
But public speaking is an invaluable skill that every child should learn. It can help them in school, future job interviews, and any other type of setting where they need to speak their mind. And the earlier this skill is developed, the easier it can be to hone it over the next few years.Continue reading
Are you prepping for a presentation at work and have no idea how many slides to include in your 10-minute presentation? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The average business presentation is filled with slides and it can be difficult to figure out exactly how many your 10-minute presentation should include. Fret not – We’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we’re diving into the nitty-gritty of how many slides you should include in a 10-minute presentation. We’ll cover how to decide whether to cut back your slide count, break your presentation into multiple segments and offer other advice to help you create an effective presentation. By the end, you’ll have a good sense of how many slides you need for a successful 10-minute presentation. So let’s get started!Continue reading
Who hasn’t been in the position of having to step up and make a presentation to the big wigs? You’ve anticipated the big moment, edited the slides, and chosen the perfect outfit (or at least tried). But without fail, nerves still set in. In the crucible of the executive’s attention, it can feel like the presentation stakes are higher than ever.
Is it possible to make a strong impression in the face of executive pressure? As it turns out, with a bit of craft and preparation, a good presentation to your superiors is well within reach. In this blog post, we will break down the fundamentals of how to make a memorable, persuasive presentation to executives.
As you read on, keep in mind that executive presentations are the distinguishing moments when your hard work can show its value. Whether it’s for a proposed project or your team’s performance thus far, a solid presentation can make a critical difference. So, here’s to investing in the peace of mind of wowing your superiors, and to gaining the skills you need to make it happen. Let’s get to it!Continue reading
If you’re anything like me, you know the pain of speaking in front of a crowd and then hearing your own voice echo back to you in all its squeaky, quivering glory. (*Glares at microphone*) You squirm and want the ground to swallow you up, right? Well, that’s why vocal exercises to improve your speaking voice are such a beneficial skill to master.
With an array of vocal exercises, you can learn how to strengthen, rhythmically control, and enunciate your words better. But don’t worry, there’s no need to sign up for voice classes or anything! These exercises come in all shapes and sizes, and you can do them in the comfort of your own home.
Looking for a better way to make yourself heard? Read on about our favorite vocal exercises that give you the power to control your voice and reach the audience with confidence.Continue reading
If you’re looking for ways to up your organization’s game and achieve meaningful outcomes from meetings and gatherings, you might want to consider facilitaration: the art of working with a group of people to achieve a particular result. But first, you’ll have to understand the role of a facilitator and key facilitation methods. In this blog post, we’ll explain what a facilitator is, provide an overview of some of the most useful approaches to facilitation, and explore how to make the most of using a facilitation professional. So whether you’re new to facilitation or looking to brush up on your skills, this guide will help you get ahead and reach your goals. Ready? Let’s dive in!Continue reading
What if you had the feeling that everyone was looking at you, judging your every move? Believe it or not, this feeling could be due to a psychological phenomenon known as the Spotlight Effect. To be more specific, the Spotlight Effect is a cognitive bias we experience when we overestimate the extent to which others take note of our actions, thoughts and emotions. For example, if you were to enter a crowded room and accidentally spill something, you might be convinced that everyone noticed and you’d be expecting that all eyes were on you. Despite that, chances are no one took as much notice of your mishap as you think they did. This post will cover everything there is to know about the Spotlight Effect and provide tips on how to manage it. Let’s dive right in!Continue reading
Speech and body language are intertwined – one accentuates the other. Each of us has a physical manner of expression when communicating in public that impacts how we are perceived as a speaker. This is especially true if you are giving an important speech or presentation.
To help you leave a lasting impression with your audience, here are 10 “speech gestures” you can use to strengthen your message, add emphasis to your words, and show confidence and charisma.
These tips will help you harness the nonverbal elements of your language and unlock your full potential. Get ready to make any speech memorable!Continue reading
There are times when it feels like no one is listening, when it feels like your voice isn’t being heard. But we all have something to offer to the world and we shouldn’t be afraid to use our voices. To give you a bit of encouraging support and to inspire you to speak up and be heard, here are 19 inspiring quotes about speaking up and being heard. Let’s let the words of those larger than life figures remind us that our voices are worth listening to and can have a positive impact on the world.Continue reading