Got the Storytelling Bug? Don’t Confuse It with Effective Public Speaking

Guest Post by John White, VenTAJA Marketing Storytelling. Suddenly, you’ve got the bug. Maybe you’re streaming the 10 most popular TEDx talks, listening to Ignite presentations or tuning in to [...]


3 surefire ways to build connection with your audience — and look like a speaking superstar!

If you’re like many of my clients, you may be comfortable giving presentations. You may have a LOT of experience delivering them. You may even get great feedback after you speak. But is [...]


Speaking at a Podium While Reading Notes: Is it a Recipe for Disaster…Or another way to Rock Your Presentation?

Standing at a podium and reading your script has the potential to create a boring, unengaging, and frustratingly long experience for your audience. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen [...]


Claim the Stage Podcast: My interview with Angela Lussier of the Speaker Sisterhood: Talking about how to find the heart of your message

I had the pleasure to be a guest for Episode #80 on the Claim the Stage podcast with Angela Lussier, founder of the Speaker Sisterhood. We chatted about how to cut through the [...]


Public Speaking Lessons from a US Navy Seal that will mesmerize you…and inspire you make your bed!

Now THIS is an example of speaking with impact, from a podium no less. I got goosebumps watching it. Watch this video, take note of your heart beating faster as he shares his story….and [...]


Why presentations are broken (but yours won’t be, after watching this!)

Have you ever worked so hard on a presentation, one that took you hours and hours to create, and then you delivered it well, and enjoyed great applause and feedback from the audience…but then [...]


7 Ways to Make Your Next Presentation Your Best Yet

If you’ve ever given a presentation, you know how tempting it is to wow your audience with fabulous graphics and over-the-top information. That’s why they came to the meeting, right? And that [...]


Why ‘Very Good’ Isn’t Good Enough When it Comes to Public Speaking (Guest Post)

This is a guest post by Samuel Eddy, the man behind Open Change Workplace Wellness. Through his company he combines his counselling background and corporate experience to deliver keynote speeches [...]


6 Meaningful, Moving and Memorable Graduation Speeches

With graduation season underway, commencement speakers are giving students one last lesson before entering the work force. The most effective speakers share their own life experiences and offer [...]


3 questions that prove you care about your audience [VIDEO]

Here’s the problem with presentations. You’ve got a lot to say, and time restrictions on long you have to say it. So what’s the solution? Easy! CRAM as much information into the presentation as [...]

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