Body Language in Politics: Hands, feet, posture, eyebrows, and MORE!

I recently was asked to be a guest on City TV Montreal to discuss the body language techniques and non-verbal cues within a political debate – specifically, the debate between the four candidates [...]


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 [...]


Houston high school teacher wins Toastmasters’ 2018

Houston high school teacher wins Toastmasters’ 2018 World Championship of Public Speaking® Ramona J. Smith rises above 30,000 participants to win world’s largest speech contest With a speech [...]


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 [...]


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The 2017 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking is Crowned — and here’s the breakdown of WHY this speech won

In August 2017, Manoj Vasudevan was crowned the 2017 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. Manoj rose above 30,000 contestants to take this prestigious title in the finals [...]


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 [...]

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