Improve Your Presentations & Reduce Stress by Developing a Pre-Performance Ritual

Public speaking can be stressful. But, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Take a note from athletes, doctors, artists and other folks who are “performing” a task and create a pre-performance routine.   What is a pre-performance routine, you ask? It’s simply a consistent procedure that performers use to prepare themselves for the […]

5 Power Poses to Hold Before Speaking to Improve Confidence on Stage

Back in 2012, social psychologist Amy Cuddy gave her first TED talk on body language. Today, this TED talk is the second most-watched video on TED and has propelled Amy Cuddy’s concept of “power posing” into mainstream conversations everywhere. If you’ve seen her talk, you know why it’s captivated people everywhere. Her advice on how our […]

4 More Popular Rookie Mistakes of Public Speaking

A month or so ago, I had the honor and privilege of writing a fun blog post for one of my favorite public speaking blogs – Big Fish Presentations. I wrote about the top 7 rookie mistakes of pubic speaking and I think it came out pretty good. I’ve spent over three years honing my […]