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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 [...]

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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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Why do people freak out over public speaking?

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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 [...]

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How to Speak in Front of a Room Full of Strangers (My interview with Elle Canada!)

“Professional public speaker Suzannah Baum shows us how to overcome the very legit panic that comes with addressing a group.” I was SUPER excited to be interviewed by Elle Canada magazine [...]

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8 Surprising Traits of the Best Presenters – guest post by Alli Matson

I’ve just popped back in from a whole week off, I watched the WHOLE 2017 Oscars telecast and then got up at 5am for a TV segment on GlobalTV Montreal to talk about the outstanding speeches [...]

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How Slides Can Kill Your Presentation – and 2 Quick and Easy Fixes to Keep That From Happening! [VIDEO]

Picture this….you’re sitting in a boardroom listening to one of your colleagues, your team, or your boss give a presentation. They pull out their slides, and they are CRAMMED with information, [...]

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The Past – and the Future – of Toastmasters International (my Interview with Daniel Rex, CEO of Toastmasters International)

“I realized that I wasn’t very good at public speaking. I lacked the basic principles such as how to properly organize my speech using visual aids, using my voice in a better way, and [...]

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6 Tips to Give a Great Wedding Speech (plus one BONUS tip that’ll make it or break it)

I went to a wedding a few weeks ago, and had the opportunity to listen to at least 7 different speeches given by the family and friends of the happy couple. The content of all the speeches was [...]

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10 Things You Must Do To Be Awesome On the Day of Your Presentation

Your presentation is planned. You’ve prepared, rehearsed, you’re wearing your ‘power clothes,’ and you’re saying the silent prayer shared by speakers all over the world: “May my technology work [...]