Tag Archives: impromptu public speaking

Are you ready to speak on stage?

The moments before you speak on stage “…..now please welcome…” The MC says your name. You walk onstage to warm, welcoming applause. Are you ready? How have you spent the past half-hour prepping for that moment? Here are a few thoughts on how to maximize your chances of delivering a great speech. Consider these things… Read More »

Business Storytelling – How to be Memorable

5 Secrets to Memorable Business Storytelling. Business Storytelling. Everyone is talking about it, few do it well. Business Storytelling is a buzzword among entrepreneurs and leaders. But honestly, how many people actually do it well? You are probably a “natural” storyteller, think of the “water cooler” stories. But what may happen when you present to… Read More »

How to deliver an Ignite style talk

Make your presentation concise and compelling There are many different styles of presentations. The fast-paced lightning talks are a lot of fun. I recently gave an Ignite-style talk and I want to offer some tips on how to create one. My mantra ever since speaking my mantra has been Speak at every opportunity, because every time… Read More »

Heal Your Heart At Stories From The Heart

Michele Woods, accomplished writer, and fledgling stand-up comic writes a beautiful piece about Stories From The Heart                            “You can warm your hands at a poem” is a quote from the writer Jeanette Winterson. To those words, I’d like to add, “you can… Read More »

Stories From The Heart Living a Life of Authenticity

Pure stories. Real, raw, relatable. The success of Stories From The Heart live storytelling events is down to the wonderful people who are willing to stand in front of an audience and be their true authentic self. There are no slides, no notes and nowhere to hide! You can hear a pin drop! With soft… Read More »

Sharing My Story How This Changed Me

A guest blog by Katrina Davy. I love to play with ideas that stretch me out of my comfort zone and so when Lisa Evans founder of Speaking Savvy asked for volunteers to tell stories at her Stories from the Heart live storytelling event, I found part of me, the Adventurous One, yelling “Okay, let’s… Read More »

Voice Care When Public Speaking

Voice warm-ups are an essential part of your routine and voice care when Public Speaking You wouldn’t play a round of golf or do a fitness class without warming up your muscles, speaking is no different. Before any speech, do some simple warm-up exercises as well as practice your articulation.   Your voice has unique… Read More »

Top 10 Public Speaking Mistakes Commonly Made

Public Speaking Mistakes to Avoid As I look back at all the presentations I have heard there are some that I see many times over. These mistakes are very simple to avoid with some preparation and practice. To stand out as an effective speaker don’t make theses mistakes. Top 10 Public Speaking Mistakes #1 Incorrect… Read More »