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It’s not just WHAT you say, but WHERE you say it

As a speechwriter for C-Suite executives and senior government bureaucrats, as well as for NGO clients, my responsibilities go far beyond creating compelling drafts.  Or crafting PowerPoint slides.  Or rehearsals.  If you are a speaker yourself, you too need to [...]

July 22, 2014 Speakers

How To Deal With A Passive Aggressive Audience!

Good news speaker — thanks to millions of years of evolution, we are all pretty good at recognizing situations in which we are called on to compete. Our communication skills are tuned to allow us to make ourselves heard in [...]

June 11, 2014 Speakers
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The Elements of Engagement – A Speechwriter’s Perspective

Let’s face it; if your speech or presentation doesn’t engage your audience at some fundamental level, then you might as well have stayed home. Content is quickly forgotten, but engagement has a much longer shelf life. There are six elements [...]

May 29, 2014 Speakers

8 secrets for viral internet content and going viral yourself - be admired and rehired as a speaker

What is it that will make you go viral - become admired and rehired as a speaker? What is it that will have audiences flocking to your presentations where they will engage with you, and change or act or think [...]

May 22, 2014 Speakers

5 Ways to Make Slides Your Best Friend

For most speakers, creating presentation slides is not their forte. Meanwhile,  most high quality slide designers prefer not to speak or communicate in front of audiences. There’s a reason for this state of affairs. Most designers like to be left [...]

May 16, 2014 Speakers

5 Things Your Audience Won’t Tell You

On the whole, the professionals who attend your speeches will be nice, polite people. Nice and polite is all well and good, but it won’t help you improve or grow as a speaker. People telling you how well you did will [...]

May 13, 2014 Speakers

5 Speaker Mistakes That Make You Look Like an Idiot

Speaking is a cutthroat industry. It’s easy to get a reputation as a below-par speaker, ruining your chances of booking more talks. We’ve listed 5 of the biggest mistakes a speaker can make, to help you avoid falling into their [...]

April 28, 2014 Speakers

How Pickevent Helps You: Speakers

Your Pickevent speaker account can give you so much. We want to tell you about how we can help you. Promote Yourself Growing a network on Pickevent allows your community to grow.  Having a profile on Pickevent lets attendees follow [...]

April 10, 2014 Speakers

Timings for Your Next Speech

Having 40 minutes of silence to fill with your own voice can be tough, especially when it comes to parsing out what you want to say. Once you’ve decided whether or not to have a Q&A session, and factored in [...]

April 2, 2014 Speakers

5 Things Your Next Speech MUST Include

It’s easy for a speech to fall flat, and there’s no such thing as a ‘checklist’ for the perfect speech. That said, I think that making sure you’re including these 5 things in your next speech can ensure you have [...]

March 26, 2014 Speakers