5 Incredible Public Speakers Who Can Transform Your Stage Presence

For today’s working session video, I wanted to address a question I get all the time:  Who are your favorite speakers?  I’m constantly looking for great examples of:  Body Language  Charisma  Stage Presence  In this video, I wanted to share with you my...

7 Steps to Overcome Stage Fright and Beat Performance Anxiety

Nothing is worse than when you are about to walk on stage for a performance, audition or presentation and you get stage fright. In this video I want to teach you 7 steps to conquer it. My name is Vanessa Van Edwards and I am lead investigator at the Science of People,...

How to Get Rid of Vocal Fry

Have you ever heard someone who has vocal fry? It’s when the edge of their voice cracks, creaks and fries–it’s quite unpleasant to listen to. I want to explain how vocal fry works and how to stop it. How you say something can be just as important as what you...

Trump to Truman: An Analysis of 20 Presidential Inaugural Speeches

How is your presidential knowledge? For example, can you guess: Which president used the most hand gestures? Which president smiled the most? The least? Which party uses more negative language? In our human behavior research lab we analyzed these and other traits in...

How to Work a Stage Like a Pro and Win the Crowd

A large stage can be incredibly intimidating. Whether you’re: Giving a speech Public Speaking Or working a room I want to show you how to work a stage like a pro in this video excerpt from our course People School. Check out our steps: How to Work a Stage Like a Pro...

The Top 6 Smartphone Apps for Emerging Speakers

Whether you’re striving to make public speaking your primary job, you’re a professional learning to speak up more so you can become a stronger leader in your organization or you have goals that lie somewhere in between, mastering public speaking skills is the key to...

How to Give Captivating Presentations

“We are all performers.” – Michael Port While you might think only entertainers and big speakers give performances, you’re constantly in situations where you’re telling stories, persuading people to act on your ideas, and choosing which pieces of your character...

Make Your Voice Sound Better by Using the Science of Vocal Power

When preparing for public speaking events, most people carefully plan out what they’re going to say, wear, what presentation aids they’re going to use and even what body language they are going to display. The one thing that people often forget to take care of is...

How to Look Great In Your Videos

Whether you are filming casual videos for Instagram or are coming out with your own video course you have to make sure your nonverbal message is as strong as your verbal one. When we sit down to script out videos or write out bullets, we rarely think about how to use...

How to Give an Awesome Toast

Someone’s getting married. Someone has a big birthday. Someone got a promotion. …and you’ve been asked to give a toast. I want to teach you how to give an awesome toast.  Please don’t blow it. I’m at that wonderful time in a person’s life where wedding invitations...

5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk

What makes a successful TED Talk? Here at the Science of People we endeavored to find out. Why do some TED Talks rack up millions of views, change lives and are talked about everywhere? All TED Talks are good. Why are some great? We set out to answer this question...
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