How to organize a speech [or presentation] to get your point across

After you have the goal of your speech, organizing it for the audience to understand is one of the most important and challenging things to master. It’s important because it can help make the content of your speech easier to digest. And it’s difficult because the organization of the material is what tells the story […]

What really makes a good story? [Infographic]

There has been tons of discussion lately around storytelling and the art of it. Experts are popping up with their own storytelling frameworks, methodologies and processes on how we can create a story that moves and inspires. I found this graphic recently on Google+ (via Ryan Hanley) and thought while it was pretty obvious – […]

5 Techniques to Help Reduce Stress & Calm Nerves Before Presenting

“There are only two types of speakers in the world: 1. The nervous and 2. Liars.” – Mark Twain. Every speaker has feelings of nervousness or anxiousness before taking the stage. And that’s okay.  The critical piece is not to let your nerves get the best of you and to learn to focus that energy […]