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A Surefire Way to Achieve Your Purpose in a Presentation

Oct 23, 2022 by Gary Genard

Got great information? A fancy slide deck? Those things are fine, but here's a surefire way to achieve your purpose in a presentation. read more »

Do You Have a Funny Public Speaking Story? Here's One!

Aug 07, 2022 by Gary Genard

Do you have a funny public speaking story? Here's one. Share your own story so we can all take a breath, relax . . . and laugh! read more »

3 Secret Ingredients of Crafting a Great Speech

Jun 21, 2015 by Gary Genard

This is the story of a speaker who had a great story of her own to tell, but didn’t know how to go about it. The speaker is someone who came to my office recently for speech coaching. She brought a ... read more »

Acting Skills for Business: The Art of Persuasion

Mar 08, 2015 by Gary Genard

Acting matters to your business career—and not only in terms of stage presence. In fact, it matters more than you realize. read more »

How to Speak Like a Leader: 5 Skills You Need to Master

Mar 01, 2015 by Gary Genard

Few things demonstrate leadership and give it a public face like a keynote speech. High-visibility events give you both a platform and the spotlight to be recognized and admired in your industry. read more »

5 Ways to Be an Extraordinary Speaker in 2015

Dec 28, 2014 by Gary Genard

Last week, I discussed 5 bad public speaking habits you should leave behind in the New Year. Now, here's the companion piece: 5 practices you should cultivate to excel at public speaking in 2015. read more »

Body Language and Power Poses: How to Achieve Amazing Presence!

Sep 07, 2014 by Gary Genard

When it comes to using body language to achieve presence, can you fake it till you make it? Social psychologist Amy Cuddy believes instead that you should fake it till you become it. read more »

The PowerPoint Waltz: Certain Death in 5 Easy Steps!

Jun 01, 2014 by Gary Genard

There may be 7 Deadly Sins, but PowerPoint users often commit five sins of their own. And it's we audience members who end up doing penance. read more »

Trust Your Intuition to Be a Better Speaker

May 04, 2014 by Gary Genard

Would you like to be fully present as a speaker―for your own comfort and confidence as well as meeting the needs of your audience? read more »

Persuasion in Public Speaking Means Shaping Your Message

May 22, 2013 by Gary Genard

Achieving persuasion in public speaking is, as Hamlet said, "a consummation devoutly to be wished." Millions of speakers, every day around the globe, hope to accomplish that goal. (Want to speak for ... read more »

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