Spotlight on Our Coaches: Marilyn Ringo

Category: Other Marilyn is a former CNN Headline News anchor and a six-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and reporter. In addition to working with corporate clients and overseeing Speechworks’ media training program, she serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. We asked Marilyn to share how she [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Marilyn Ringo2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers

By Joey Asher Category: Content Everyone that uses data knows how easy it is to twist numbers to reach a biased conclusion. So how can you make people believe your data? How about telling the story of how your data was compiled? Here is an excerpt from a presentation by a client that wanted to [...]

Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

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

Be a Model: The Non-Speaker’s Role in Team Presentations

By Joey Asher Category: Content We frequently work with professionals who present in teams. Many ask “What should I do while I’m not speaking?” The answer is simple: be a model! In other words, during the time when you’re not speaking, your job is to model what you want the audience to do. That means [...]

Be a Model: The Non-Speaker’s Role in Team Presentations2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

If You’re Looking For a Classy Insult, Try These

Category: Other ‘Tis the Season for good cheer and goodwill.  So if you’re going to deliver an insult, make it classy and witty. There are plenty of websites (many of them quite raunchy so be careful), dedicated to insults.  Here is a list of clever, clean, and witty insults. "He has all the virtues [...]

If You’re Looking For a Classy Insult, Try These2019-09-21T18:44:32-05:00

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 Wisdom from the Late, Great 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 the Late, Great Yogi Berra2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00
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