THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

Speak

7 Tips to Take Your Panel Discussion from Terrible to Terrific

7 Tips to Take Your Panel Discussion from Terrible to Terrific

The only thing worse than a dull speech is a dull panel discussion, where the misery is multiplied by the number of bad panelists. We’re acc... »

Are You a Fan of BDA? 27 Tips to Add More Value to Your Speech

Are You a Fan of BDA? 27 Tips to Add More Value to Your Speech

As busy, traveling speakers, it’s easy to focus all attention on getting the gig, doing a great job and heading home. The most successful an... »

Straight Talk on the Gay Market

Straight Talk on the Gay Market

What do the following prominent historical figures have in common: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Anderson ... »

Moderating Panel Discussions

Moderating Panel Discussions

In a recent survey of 500 executives and meeting industry professionals, a whopping 63 percent believe the panel format is merely “okay”—or ... »

Tough-Crowd

How to Speak to a Crowd as Tough as Congress

Before President Barack Obama stepped onto stage during the 2014 State of the Union Address, he already knew he was facing a tough crowd: th... »

Deadly-Presentation-Sins

11 Deadly Presentation Sins

A couple of years ago, I had the misfortune to attend the worst presentation of my life. The speaker made every mistake in the book: He star... »

Be-a-Master

Be a Master of Ceremonies

Speakers can enhance their value to clients by serving as a master of ceremonies, or emcee. I remember when I spoke at a broadcasting confer... »

Impact-Your-Business...

4 Levels of Evaluation That Impact Your Business Bottom Line

Rick was not a professional speaker. And it showed. The squinting audience needed binoculars to read his crowded, disorganized PowerPoint®. ... »

how-to-stay-out-of-speaker-theft-jail

How to Stay Out of Speaker Theft Jail

Was I Guilty? Had I Committed The Ultimate Speakers’ Crime? I had my chance to “give back” to the profession with a breakout presentation at... »

clients-suffer-from-ptsd

Don’t Let Your Clients Suffer From Post Terrible Speaker Disorder

Getting outrageous demands from a client? Your client may be suffering from Post Terrible Speaker Disorder! Symptoms include: Unreasonable d... »

Page 3 of 512345