Category Archives: The Business of Public Speaking

5 things great speakers and great leaders have in common

I recently read an article by leadership authority Roxi Hewertson, President & CEO of the Highland Consulting Group, that listed five things great leaders do, as well as five things failing leaders do. What struck me was how the information … Continue reading

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The speaker’s responsibility

When you’re the speaker, it is a good idea to participate in the creation of your introduction. In this excerpt from my presentation based on Toastmaster’s International’s “Better Speaker” series of educational presentations, I talk about your responsibility as a … Continue reading

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Don’t give too much away in your introduction

A good speaker introducer shows restraint. That is, they don’t go overboard in talking about the speaker or the presentation. In this third (of five) excerpt from a presentation based on Toastmaster’s International’s “Better Speaker” series of educational presentations, I … Continue reading

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Drafting an introduction

It is always safer to draft your own introduction rather than leave it to chance that the host will introduce your presentation in an effective way. In this second of five excerpts from a presentation based on Toastmaster’s International’s “Better … Continue reading

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