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Public Speaking Tip from Abraham Lincoln

Category: Tips from Celebrities “He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.” Those are the words of Abraham Lincoln. His words are a nice reminder that the economy of ideas is important. We want to give as much value as possible in as little time as possible, [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Abraham Lincoln2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Billy Crystal’s Worthy Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Category: Tips from Celebrities In a bit of a departure from our typical "Public Speaking Tips from Celebrities" column, we wanted to use this month's edition to pay homage to the recently departed Muhammad Ali. In the ranks of quotable celebrities, he was surely a contender for world champion.  At Ali's memorial service in Louisville [...]

Billy Crystal’s Worthy Tribute to Muhammad Ali2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Public Speaking Advice from Mister Rogers

Category: Tips from Celebrities “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” On May 22nd, Rhode Islanders will celebrate Neighbor Day. It’s no coincidence that the date happens to fall on the anniversary of the premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood back in 1967. Much more than just a loveable [...]

Public Speaking Advice from Mister Rogers2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden

Category: Tips from Celebrities “If there's anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned ‘winning’.” As this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament winds down, we’d be remiss not to remember the famed head coach of the UCLA Bruins, John Wooden. Wooden is considered to [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from Peyton Manning

Category: Tips from Celebrities "Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the heck you're doing.” Manning recently announced his retirement after a storied 18-year football career. Much of his success can be attributed to being such a dedicated student of the game. He spent countless hours watching game film, learning the playbook, [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Peyton Manning2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00

Public Speaking Idea from Elvis Presley

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.” Those are the words of Elvis Presley. And while he certainly wasn’t talking about public speaking, we certainly see public speaking as being part of the “V8” that can drive your ambition and help you attain your dreams. One of the keys to success in business [...]

Public Speaking Idea from Elvis Presley2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00

Public Speaking Wisdom from Yogi Berra

The recently departed Yankees catcher, Yogi Berra, coined a sage bit of public speaking wisdom when he said, “I don’t want to make the wrong mistake.” What does this have to do with public speaking? The best speakers often make small mistakes because they speak extemporaneously, rather than relying heavily on a script or [...]

Public Speaking Wisdom from Yogi Berra2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00

Public Speaking Tip From Harry Houdini

Category: Tips from Celebrities “The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death.” Those are the words of the great magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. [...]

Public Speaking Tip From Harry Houdini2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from John Wayne

“Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.” Those are the words of John Wayne. And, when it comes to giving presentations, they’re good words to keep in mind. The fact is that anxiety is an inevitable part of presenting. And there is a good chance that you’re going to be scared. [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John Wayne2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from Mark Twain

Mark Twain said, “No word was ever as effective as the rightly timed pause.” In fact, the pause may be one of the most useful tools in the communicator’s tool kit. Pausing helps you gather your thoughts, adds drama, and shows confidence, all at once. In our workshops, we not only coach our clients [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Mark Twain2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00
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