How to Start a Speech: The Best (and Worst) Speech Openers

One of the hardest things about public speaking is knowing how to start a speech. Your opening line is your first impression. It’s how you capture attention. It’s how you captivate the audience. So how do you make sure you nail it every time? The best way to know how...

5 Vocal Warm Ups Before Meetings, Speeches and Presentations

Most people think vocal warm-up exercises are only important for singers. Wrong! Every professional should be using vocal warm ups: To sound more powerful in meetings When giving important presentations To level-up speeches If you’ve ever spoken up in a meeting or...

6 Public Speaking Apps to Try Before Your Next Presentation

Do you want to nail your next presentation or speech? I want to show you how technology and public speaking apps can help you with: Speaking better and more clearly Mastering voice training techniques Getting rid of “ums’ and sounding more confident in public speaking...

5 Incredible Public Speakers Show You How to Improve Your Speeches

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...

Stage Fright: How to Overcome It in 7 Easy Steps

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 stage fright and keep it at bay forever! I love studying the hidden forces that drive...

Vocal Fry: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It

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 (many would say down right annoying) to listen to. I want to explain what vocal fry is and how to stop it from happening to you! How 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...

5 Ways to Improve Your Stage Presence 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...

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...

15 Science-Based Public Speaking Tips To Become a Master Speaker

Public speaking. Just the thought of having to get on stage inspires anxiety-fueled questions such as: What if the audience doesn’t like my speech? What do I do if I get on stage and my mind completely blanks because I’m so nervous? What if I look super awkward on...

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