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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 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 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 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 [...]

Five Resolutions for Better Presentations This Year

By Joey Asher Category: Practice If you’re looking for a resolution this year that is a little different than “I’m going to stop eating desserts”, we have some communication skills resolutions that will help your career by helping you connect better with audiences. Here are five New Year’s resolutions that will improve your speaking skills. [...]

The History of the Motivational Speech

Category: Other To our mind, there’s nothing much more motivational than John Belushi’s (aka Bluto Blutarski) famous speech at the end of the movie “Animal House” when he is trying to motivate his sad sack fraternity brothers. "Over? Did you say over? NOTHING is over until WE decide it is! Was it over when [...]

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