THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

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Allison Shapira

How to Get Rid of Um’s and Ahs

One of the biggest (and tiniest) barriers to our credibility as speakers is our use of filler words: um, ah, you know, like, right? And the ... »

Let Your Inner 5-Year-Old Out!

Let Your Inner 5-Year-Old Out!

Warm up your whole being—and your voice—with this quick exercise from voice coach Elisa Hays.   »

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Improving Your Instrument with Voice Coaching

  Even successful speakers can learn to improve their voices to have more impact. Listen in as Linda Keith, CPA, CSP, interviews voice ... »

Two Heads (or More) are Better Than One

Two Heads (or More) are Better Than One

Speaking may be a solitary business, but that doesn’t mean that it happens in a vacuum. NSA is a family, like the Kardashians. Okay, bad exa... »

Speaker’s Toolkit Interviews with Influence Presenters

Speaker’s Toolkit Interviews with Influence Presenters

Speaker Magazine Columnist Marquesa Pettway, CSP, interviews Influence main stage presenters Kindra Hall and Sekou Andrews »

Speaker’s Toolkit Interview with Kate Delaney

Speaker’s Toolkit Interview with Kate Delaney

Speaker Magazine Columnist Marquesa Pettway, CSP, interviews 2016-2017 VOE Chair Kate Delaney. »

Speaker’s Toolkit: Expert Advice on Getting Booked

Speaker’s Toolkit: Expert Advice on Getting Booked

Want to know how to increase your chances of getting booked? heed tips from two pros: one heads a speakers bureau, the other has a speakers ... »

Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

Public Speaking Tips for Introverts

Public speaking isn’t just an extrovert’s game. If you’re soft-spoken, here’s how to prepare for and deliver an awesome speech all the same.... »

8 Common Public Speaking Fears — and How to Squash Them

8 Common Public Speaking Fears — and How to Squash Them

If you suffer from glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, we hate to break it you: you’re not unique. According to the Washington Pos... »

Why George Takei is a Powerful Public Speaker

Why George Takei is a Powerful Public Speaker

Whether it’s on Star Trek or as a social activist, George Takei certainly knows how to engage an audience. Between his stint as Sulu on Star... »

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