When we talk about the fear of public speaking, the first thing the comes to mind is getting up on a stage and giving a formal speech of some kind. However, there are many other times in the course of business and in our everyday lives that we have to speak in public. I invite you to take the … [Read more...] about Are You the Kind of Speaker You Want to Be?
I have always been a champion yawner. When I was a kid, I had a hard time remembering to cover my mouth when I yawned. Instead of constantly nagging me about it; my mother would look at me; and with a twinkle in her eye, she would say, Mammoth Cave. Little did I know at the time, but there are 3 … [Read more...] about 3 Great Reasons to Yawn before You Speak or Sing
On a recent business trip, I happened to be sitting next to a woman on the plane who was furiously working on a PowerPoint presentation that she had to present at an important scientific conference in a few days. She was really nervous about making this presentation for three reasons: She … [Read more...] about 5 Strategies for Speaking in a Difficult Situation
Fear of talking on the phone can cause your profit prospects to dissolve right before your eyes. It prevents you from building the types of relationships that can result in long-term benefits to your bottom line. So what is a person to do to move beyond fear of talking on the phone to a place of … [Read more...] about Does Your Business Phone Weigh 1000 Pounds?
No matter how well crafted a speech or any other type of message may be, and no matter how good you may be at handling speaking jitters, effective presentation skills are absolutely key to gaining and retaining the eager attention of the person or people to whom you are speaking. This advice … [Read more...] about Effective Presentation Skills for Fun and Profit
Do you ever feel so tired of talking that, by the end of the day, you don't want to say even one more word? If your work involves using your voice a lot (meeting with clients or customers, talking on the phone, making presentations, etc.), you may run into problems with vocal fatigue. Vocal … [Read more...] about Is Vocal Fatigue Affecting the Reliability of Your Voice?