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 Updike

“A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people’s patience.” Those are the words of John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize winning author who passed in 2009. Of course, he wasn’t talking about public speaking. But it’s certainly a good thought to keep in mind as [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Rudyard Kipling

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Those are the words of Rudyard Kipling. It’s a wonderful thought to keep in mind as the New Year begins.  The best presentations have lots of stories. Not only are stories memorable. But they are entertaining and they drive home your [...]

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