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"Be a voice not an echo." - Albert Einstein

The World’s Most Amazing Public Speaking Technique

May 09, 2011 by Gary Genard

For people the world over, speaking in public is a terrifying proposition. Yet what is more exciting than a talk on a relevant or important issue? Speeches have altered history, started wars, and ... read more »

“And I Owe it All to Television”: Making Your Case in 30 Seconds or Less

Apr 20, 2011 by Gary Genard

The world's greatest communicator today isn't a person . . . it's television. read more »

Use Emotion in Persuasive Speeches

Apr 12, 2011 by Gary Genard

A couple of years ago, my wife and I were shopping for a new car. I remember clearly my response to the salesman who showed us the model we were interested in. It wasn’t, “Gee, that is a fine car!” ... read more »

The Simple Art of Learning to Breathe Properly

Jan 23, 2011 by Gary Genard

When I was living and acting professionally in New York, I took a course on meditation at the Himalayan Institute. Casually one day, the teacher expressed an opinion that has stayed in my mind ever ... read more »

A Sure-Fire Confidence Builder: Improve Your Eye Contact

Dec 23, 2010 by Gary Genard

We all know that eye contact is important in public speaking. But looking without hesitation at audience members isn’t easy if you suffer from self-consciousness or speech anxiety. read more »

How to Hook an Audience When It Nibbles on Your Bait

Nov 25, 2010 by Gary Genard

Earlier this month, an executive testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee, and rose from the witness table with a dozen daggers deeply embedded in his back. Well, not literally. read more »

For a Feast of a Presentation, Use These Key Ingredients

Nov 23, 2010 by Gary Genard

The reason we give speeches, presentations, reports at meetings, sales talks and every other type of public speaking performance, is to influence our listeners. We should always be treating our ... read more »

Are You Singing Your Speech or Just Mouthing the Words?

Oct 17, 2010 by Gary Genard

An outstanding presentation is like a great song, with the 'music' and words working together. Do your vocal skills rise to that standard? read more »

What Is Your Body Saying? Using Nonverbal Communication

Oct 15, 2010 by Gary Genard

You’ve probably heard the term “nonverbal communication” many times. And perhaps you’ve wondered what it refers to in terms of presentation skills. read more »

When Your Sales Presentation Encounters Hostility

Oct 05, 2010 by Gary Genard

Any good sales presentation will elicit challenges from prospects and customers. It simply means that these potential or current buyers are interested — their nibbles at your statements are ... read more »

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