Smart Speaking Blog

April 12, 2018

I get freaked out when an audience stares blankly at me. Audiences can look creepy - it’s not all in your head.  Don’t take the glacier gazes personally, though, since members of the audience are just being an audience.  They are operating under the principles of audie...

April 3, 2018

A Chinese proverb says, “Tell me something, I’ll forget; show me, I’ll remember, involve me, I’ll understand.” According to recent studies, when people participate in a presentation, the material becomes at least three times more memorable for them than if they merely...

March 21, 2018

Obviously, you will be struck by a lightning bolt and no one will ever talk to you again. Seriously, even experienced speakers have moments when they look at the audience with a frozen stare and wonder: Who are these people?   What am I doing here?   And what on earth...

February 22, 2018

We all know a great communicator when we see one: those rare individuals with the ability to command a room and articulate a vision. Ronald Reagan had it. So did Winston Churchill. Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama have it. But what is it about these leaders that makes th...

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