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Interview: Growing Into A Leader

Author: Ian

Date: October 15, 2016

Over a period of 30 years, Guy Richardson has been developing and leading High Performance Teams. Uniquely, he has worked in one of the elite armies of the world as well as one of the world’s most celebrated international sports teams. We had the opportunity to speak with him about his personal background and what

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Believe In Yourself

Author: Ian

Date: October 12, 2016

Here at Shapiro International, we encourage confidence and a strong sense of self-worth. In order to be successful, it all starts from within – not your education or professional experience. So today, we’re sharing how you, and other speakers around the world, can believe in yourself. Ways To Believe In Yourself It’s an automatic response

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Interview: This Inspirational Speaker Is Full of Experience

Author: Ian

Date: October 7, 2016

If you’re looking for an inspirational speaker but have no idea who to hire, we have a special article for you. Captain William Wells has been a professional speaker for 12 years and a former member and Vice President of the Professional Speakers Association. Amongst his years as a captain and marine commercial pilot, he has many inspiring

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Interview: Diane Youdale Talks TV Appearances and Inspiring Audiences

Author: Ian

Date: October 2, 2016

We got to interview speaker Diane Youdale. If you think you recognise her name, you probably do from the infamous show, Gladiators. But other than her TV appearances, Diane is a presenter/broadcaster, choreographer/creator, fitness professional, educator and psychotherapist. She shares her experience of being on TV and how she helps to deliver inspiring talks to worldwide audiences. Hi

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Presentation Tips For Speakers

Author: Ian

Date: September 28, 2016

Whether you’re already a showstopper in the speaking world, or are ready to develop your skills, this article is for you. To create a killer presentation, you have to be saying the right words, at the right moment, at the right pace, with the right actions. Needless to say, it can all get a little

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Controlling A Nervous Voice

Author: Ian

Date: September 21, 2016

We’ve all been there. Being shocked by the number of people in front of us, knees shaking and eyes bulging. When it comes to opening your mouth, waves of trembles come out. Here’s a mind-blowing conundrum: You’re not the only one who begins a presentation with anxiety. It doesn’t mean that’s how it has to

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Conference Speakers 2017

Author: Frank

Date: September 16, 2016

2017 Conferences Around The World If you are a conference speaker and already planning your 2017 diary then here are a few suggested conferences you might like to apply to speak at What better way to meet fellow keynote speakers from around the world than to spend a few days on the high seas? Entrepreneurs Cruise Conference

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Holding The Power In The Room

Author: Ian

Date: September 16, 2016

There are two different types of speaker: one who is influential and has all eyes on them and the other who is forgettable and doesn’t influence anyone in the room. Holding the power in the room is tough when you’re not feeling confident, so we always suggest learning your material cold before proceeding. Aside from

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Body Language Tips In Public Speaking

Author: Ian

Date: September 7, 2016

You can script what you’re going to say in a speech, but controlling your body when you’re nervous is a whole other story. As speakers, we are not only judged on our utterances, but appearance too; it’s the human’s natural instinct to judge what we see. Here are some body language tips to keep your

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Interview: Meet Rally Driver Penny Mallory

Author: Ian

Date: September 1, 2016

Penny Mallory is a keynote speaker who mixes presenting TV shows, motivational speaking and performance coaching. Penny spent time as a TV precision stunt driver, playing both ‘Nicole and Papa’ in the iconic Renault Clio commercials. Her story is unique and we had the privilege to speak to her about transforming her life from the

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Interview: Public Speaking Just Got Scary!

Author: Ian

Date: August 28, 2016

We interview many speakers from around the world who’ve had exciting and unique careers before their public speaking profession. Trevor Marriott is high up on that list. He is the successful author of several books and now travels around the world giving audio visual lectures on many varied and interesting topics. We questioned him on

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Interview: Turning Your Passion Into A Business

Author: Ian

Date: August 19, 2016

We had the pleasure to speak with Paul Adamson – a speaker and trainer who helps companies to achieve greater performance from employees, increased sales and increased energy levels within a team. His interesting background led him to public speaking and today, he shares his top tips for beginning a career and inspiring an audience.

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Interview: SEO Tricks By Entrepreneur And Speaker

Author: Ian

Date: August 10, 2016

We had the privilege to speak with Syed Irfan – an award-winning serial entrepreneur and Huffington Post columnist – about SEO tricks. Public speaking isn’t the easiest role in the world, but he has some tricks on freelancing, building a team and having faith in any career you wish to pursue. 1. Hi Irfan, when you accepted

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Interview: The Perks Of Speaking

Author: Ian

Date: August 4, 2016

There are many perks of speaking; making a difference to the human race is one, and inspiring demotivated individuals is another. But for this cruise ship speaker and lecturer, travelling the world is also another. We had the privilege to speak with newcomer to Shapiro International Dr. Emma Roberts. Emma talks on the art and design of countries

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Speakers, Be Yourself

Author: Ian

Date: July 29, 2016

I know how important it is for public speakers to get their facts correct and to deliver the right information to their audience. However, I believe the most important and powerful speaking technique is to be yourself. How To Be Yourself Firstly, be real! Don’t be afraid to tell your audience that this is your first

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Finding Content To Present For Your Speech

Author: Ian

Date: July 21, 2016

If you have a driving ambition to present a speech from the heart, but your mind is working overdrive trying to calculate a format, you need some help. Luckily, you’re not the only one to suffer with writing a speech, as even professionals do. There’s so much pressure to convey your message easily and to

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Will Your Presentation Influence A Decision?

Author: Ian

Date: July 13, 2016

Planning a presentation is not an easy task and can be a lengthy one at that. There are many factors which can influence whether your speech goes down a treat or ends up being an absolute disaster. If you’re reading this and haven’t yet given your almighty speech, then you’re doing things in the right

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Interview: Using Speaking To Change Lives… And Your Own

Author: Ian

Date: July 5, 2016

Becoming a speaker is hard, even when your intentions are good. We spoke with Bridgid Ruden – a speaker who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury following a bicycle accident about how to explore your mind through speaking. Discovering what makes you a unique speaker can be a challenge, but it isn’t impossible. It takes a bit

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How To Speak From The Heart

Author: Ian

Date: July 1, 2016

For you and your audience to get the most out of your speaking experience, your words and emotion have to have absolute authenticity. People are put off by someone who sounds like they’re talking from a textbook, and it’s no fun for a speaker to fake feelings either. What’s the point in a presentation that

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Public Speaking Tips For Beginners

Author: Ian

Date: June 25, 2016

More people fear public speaking than you would know. In fact, more than death itself. But you can’t allow that self-doubt to hold you back. The good news is that everyone starts somewhere and as overwhelming as starting a new project can be, developing public speaking skills isn’t impossible. The qualities of an amazing speaker may

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Speakers, Step Beyond Your Fear

Author: Ian

Date: June 22, 2016

This thing called fear can sneak in through the back door just when we least expect it. Fear carries a variety of labels and can present itself many in different ways – often heavily disguised. It really can hinder us from doing the things we love to do and from turning our dreams into reality.

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What Qualities Make An Amazing Public Speaker?

Author: Ian

Date: June 17, 2016

You hear the word amazing thrown around like it’s nothing. Wow what an amazing speaker… She was amazing… Her speech was amazing. But what exactly does it mean to have this effect on people? And how can you qualify as it? There’s certainly no denying that given the choice everyone would want to become a

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Interview: Using LinkedIn To Sell Yourself

Author: Ian

Date: June 10, 2016

Meet Ian Preston, a speaker and LinkedIn trainer and coach who is passionate about coaching companies and individuals to improve their online presence. With an ever-growing digital world we live it, it’s increasingly difficult to use social media to stand out from others; you follow the Facebook and Twitter manual, but when your accounts flop,

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Public Speaking Review: Stop Waiting For Life To Happen

Author: Ian

Date: June 3, 2016

Becoming an authentic speaker isn’t the easiest thing in the world, and with a copious amount of presenters on the Internet, there’s a huge amount of competition to create a speech that will change people’s lives. We’ve rifled through the most inspirational videos on YouTube – primarily Ted Talk sources – and discovered Peter Sage.

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Interview: How Our Thoughts Affect Our Success And Life

Author: Ian

Date: May 29, 2016

How many times have you heard a speaker claim to help you feel more positive and happier about life to be let down? Living happy and a positive life is what we all aim for, and we may seek that through material posessions. But deep down, that’s all anyone wants. We had the privilege to speak with Anne McDowell, an

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Interview: What Having A Strong Social Media Presence Means

Author: Ian

Date: May 24, 2016

Meet Mike McGrail, a marketer, creator, speaker and lover of all things pixelated. Many of his topics cover the world of digital marketing and how it should be applied to modern business, so we got the lowdown on his best social media tips for businesses. With people going about their days at 100mph and stress encompassing most of our

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An Unplanned Day At Work Shaped This Speaker’s Future

Author: Ian

Date: May 17, 2016

Once working as a recruitment assistant working and having to jump in last minute at presenting, Artell Cowell was faced with two choices: run off, or confront his fear head on. Fortunately for him, that 20 minute speech changed his life and he now works all around the world doing what he loves. We spoke with Artell,

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Inspirational Speeches To Change Your Life

Author: Ian

Date: May 13, 2016

If you’re in need of energerising your life and/or looking for a way to spark some motivation, we have exactly what you need. In reality, nobody leads the perfect life. No matter how happy they are, there is always one thing (if not a list a mountain tall) they’d like to change about their lives. Healthy

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5 Inspirational Female Speakers To Book For Your Event

Author: Ian

Date: May 7, 2016

All hail speakers. They are central to any event and can suit nearly every niche. If you choose the right speaker, they will not disappoint and can customise content to suit your audience and objectives – elevating your message in ways you couldn’t. Though, hiring the perfect keynote speaker can be a challenge with hundreds claiming to

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Upcoming Speeches To Watch Out For

Author: Ian

Date: April 29, 2016

You can’t beat an inspirational speech. There’s something about hearing a personal story of a now successful being, who once suffered many misfortunes, coming out stronger at the other end. Who doesn’t want to feel roused about their life? For some, a strong cup of coffee is enough to enrich their days. For others, a

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Five Ways To Become A Better Public Speaker

Author: Ian

Date: April 24, 2016

Whether you associate yourself as a proficient speaker or a beginner, there are innumerable tips you can attempt to impress your audience and leave an enduring impression. Stop doing things your audience dislikes, and focus on creating a welcoming environment and giving your absolute all to every presentation. We all know people who are immune

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How These Habits Can Change Your Life

Author: Ian

Date: April 14, 2016

Ask those you know if they’d like to change their life, and 99 percent, if not all of them, will ardently unload their stresses and desires. Everyone wants to change at least one thing in their life and motivate others to do the same. But why is it we don’t pause and reflect on the

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How To Motivate Others With Your Speeches

Author: Ian

Date: April 8, 2016

A major function of being a speaker is to improve the quality of people’s lives. It’s your objective to help them positively respond to challenging moments. It’s fallacious to believe that we were born to live a 9-5 lifestyle and push our happiness to the side whilst we drag ourselves through mundane activities. We are

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Two Famous Public Speakers And What Made Them So Great

Author: Ian

Date: April 1, 2016

The definition of inspirational is: Providing or showing creative or spiritual inspiration. We’ve found some of the best speakers in the world who did just that. Many of them changed the world we live in today and really made a positive difference to people, which just highlights that a speaker isn’t just paid to talk for

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How To Live A Happy And Successful Life

Author: Ian

Date: March 24, 2016

It took me a good few minutes to cultivate the title to this article. Starting off with Ways To Be Successful, before pummeling backspace and change it to Ways To Be Successful and… I just couldn’t think of another word that coincided with success. But then it hit me. Happiness. It took my brain several attempts to think

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This Speaker Can Teach You How To Become Happier

Author: Ian

Date: March 17, 2016

We all want to be happier and given the choice, most of us would change at least one thing in our lives to do so. Don’t you wish you could be like your co-worker who is smiley and energetic on a Monday morning? Or your friend who isn’t phased by living in poverty with no idea

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How This Cancer Survivor Is Stronger Than Ever

Author: Ian

Date: March 8, 2016

Diagnosed with cancer twice, given three months to live and spending a year in a coma would be enough for anyone to cope with. But not Sean Swarner. He is an inspiration to speakers who are hoping to achieve more than just inspire their audiences, but literally save their lives! The amazing thing about speaking is

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Alison Talks The Qualities That Make A Successful Speaker

Author: Ian

Date: March 1, 2016

Picture yourself ten years from now. Where do you want to be? And more importantly, how will you get there? Learn to love public speaking and forget your nerves by following your passion and believing in yourself. Likewise Alison Edgar, a passionate business woman, spoke with us about transferring her business coaching and caring skills into

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My First Experience Of A Podcast

Author: Ian

Date: February 23, 2016

One more hour. 30 minutes to go. One minute. When I was asked to answer some questions about my experience in teaching singers vocal techniques, I needed to find a good enough excuse to back out of it. Hopefully the interviewer wasn’t going to sign into Skype on time or my internet connection would stop. But

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Speaker Alex Staniforth Doesn’t Let Anything Stop Him

Author: Ian

Date: February 19, 2016

When Alex Staniforth thought he was going to die during a powder avalanche, he learned the hard way that life is too short. Suffering with a speech stamina since a young age, he’s never let anything stop him from living a positive and healthy life. Forgetting about your nerves when speaking is never easy, but that doesn’t mean

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Learn To Love Public Speaking And Forget Your Nerves

Author: Ian

Date: February 12, 2016

You might be a keynote speaker who regularly has presentations with years of experience. So what brought you to this page? We deal with plenty of speakers from around the world who have worked tirelessly to get to where they are, but the anxiety they feel when they’re on stage is stopping them actually enjoying the

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How Do You Know If Speaking Is The Career For You?

Author: Ian

Date: February 4, 2016

We had the opportunity to speak with Andy Edwards, a speaking expert, on what makes him love his job so much and how he knows it’s the right career for him. You can become a better public speaker, but only if you feel that it is your calling and you care about your audience. It

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How To Cope With Nerves On Stage

Author: Ian

Date: January 28, 2016

If you really care about your profession and want to make a difference to your audience’s life, you WILL get nervous when you’re on stage. Nerves aren’t always a bad thing. If you don’t get them then you should be worrying, because you don’t care enough about what you’re doing. You can overcome stage fright and

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How This Speaker Coaches People To Success

Author: Ian

Date: January 21, 2016

Five years ago, Simon was handed a CD that described how to get on the road to high achievement. It wasn’t like anything he’d heard before, and rather than just motivational statements, it included the real biology, science and laws of attraction to become successful. Becoming a successful public speaker requires tapping into these laws of attraction,

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Things You’re Doing That Your Audience Dislike

Author: Ian

Date: January 20, 2016

If only you could tap into your audience’s minds and see what they’re thinking about you. If you could, you would. But for those of us who aren’t telepathic, the only thing we can do is guess what our listeners are thinking about us. We’re all guilty of bad habits, but when your career depends

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Make 2016 Your Best Year As A Public Speaker

Author: Ian

Date: January 13, 2016

Whilst everyone is making New Year Resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier and whatever else, you’re in the corner silently dreaming of a happier life – one that’s consumed with everything you love. 2016 is your year to improve your public speaking to get your audience to like you and make the most of your moment on stage. The

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Choosing Words For The Best Effect In Your Speech

Author: Ian

Date: January 5, 2016

Words have meaning and selecting the right ones can make the world of difference to your speech. More significantly, each of the 600,000+ words in our English dictionary carries a different connotation and you want to be confident that you’re saying what you truly mean. If you want to be a better speaker, you have

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How This Young Man Uses Speaking As Therapy

Author: Ian

Date: December 24, 2015

In 2006, Reggie Shaw’s life changed forever. He was involved in a fatal car accident, where two people were killed. His phone showed that he had been texting behind the wheel. From that day onward, Reggie made the choice to change his life and other people’s lives for the better – and he does this

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Finding Inspiration For Your Speech

Author: Ian

Date: December 18, 2015

So, you have to write a speech for an upcoming event and you have no idea where you start. It probably feels like everything that needs to be said has already been said and you’re stuck for ways to find rich content. You want to write a memorable speech, so people remember you after you’ve walked

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Be a Better Speaker By Being N.A.K.E.D.

Author: Frank

Date: December 13, 2015

Giving a talk in your birthday suit may have been what you thought this article was going to be about. Sorry to disappoint, but it isn’t. However we’ll show you how to strip down and dissect some key points on how to be a better speaker. Of course I am not suggesting that you do your next talk or workshop without

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The 10 Most Inspiring Speeches

Author: Ian

Date: December 13, 2015

Reading tips about public speaking advice isn’t always enough. You have to practice and learn from past speakers. We’ve taken the liberty of finding the top 10 best inspirational speeches. So sit back, but don’t relax, and observe the techniques these speakers used to enliven their audience. 1. Steve Jobs Steve talks about the fortunates and misfortunes

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Inject Humour Into Your Speech

Author: Ian

Date: December 5, 2015

Most speakers avoid humour because they think they’re not funny enough, or they fear the emptiness that fills the room when nobody laughs. But why should you avoid using humour when people love to laugh and be entertained? It’s a great technique that too many people don’t utilise. There is no one rule to making everyone laugh

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Make Your Speech Memorable

Author: Ian

Date: November 19, 2015

It’s not the speech that counts, but what happens after it. Gestures of agreement and a surge of motivation through the crowd are positive feedback, but you want to have your audience thinking about you for days, months… even years afterwards. We’ve all been in the audience of someone who doesn’t seem to notice that nobody

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Expert Advice On Training To Become A Public Speaker

Author: Ian

Date: November 13, 2015

Becoming the best public speaker you possibly can takes a lot of rehearsing, researching and listening to advice from others in the industry. We got the opportunity to speak with Tony Coll, a Communication Coach who is one of the UK’s most experienced media and presentation trainers. In the world of speaking, he does pretty much

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Getting The Audience To Like You

Author: Ian

Date: November 12, 2015

Apart from fearing that your content isn’t interesting enough, trying not to mix up your lines and control your nerves, you have to add this to your worries – getting your audience to like you. To make a difference and enable your listeners to care about what you’re saying, you have to SOMEHOW make your audience fall

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Dr. Kathy Gruver Shares Her Secrets To A Great Speech

Author: Ian

Date: November 2, 2015

Dr. Kathy Gruver PhD has spent most of her life on stage and uses her knowledge to communicate new ideas to her audiences. From the young age of five, she loved being on stage, dancing or acting, and she’s never left the stage life behind. We had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Kathy – the

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How To Not Give A Boring Speech

Author: Ian

Date: October 27, 2015

Giving a boring speech is just as bad – if not worse – than giving one that’s full of complicated ideas. If you’ve ever been in the audience of a disengaging speech, you’re constantly clock watching and trying to fight the urge to yawn. But, there are ways to improve your speech so that you

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Re-Connect Workshop

Author: Frank

Date: October 26, 2015

A half-day workshop by Adam Tuffnell Short and sharp — designed to give you just enough, just in time. Through raising your self-awareness, through a practical and hands on approach, in addition to receiving your very own personal Insights Discovery® profile you will leave the workshop with all the tools you need to start making

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Hiring The Perfect Keynote Speaker

Author: Ian

Date: October 25, 2015

There are hundreds of keynote speakers looking for work and claiming to be the best person for your event. That’s a good and a bad thing. It’s good because you know you’ll be able to find someone, but it’s difficult having to sieve through many applicants to find the perfect speaker for you. First of

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Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Author: Ian

Date: October 19, 2015

You’re not the only one if you fear standing in front of strangers. Or if it’s impossible to speak to them conversationally without falling apart. Many people suffer from severe public speaking anxiety. They have a serious meltdown when they’re on stage and just can’t relax, remember their lines or actually enjoy themselves. For public speakers like yourself,

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Teach Your Audience Something New

Author: Ian

Date: October 13, 2015

Leaving your audience mesmerized is the ultimate goal when delivering your speech. An informative speech is the most effective because your audience learn something new and never want it to finish. But, by keeping everything interesting and energetic, you won’t make people feel like they’re at a lecture. Inform Your Audience In Speeches You’re wasting your time if

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What To Do If You Forget Your Lines On Stage

Author: Ian

Date: October 11, 2015

It happens to the best of people. No matter how much time and effort you’ve put in to learning your speech, when you’re on stage looking out into a crowd of hundreds of patient people, your mind can just go blank. You freeze, not knowing what to do and hoping with the click of your

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Storytelling In Public Speaking

Author: Ian

Date: October 9, 2015

A good speech has meaning to it and is interesting to listen to. A good speech is like storytelling – it’s memorable and has different emotions to it. Everyone likes to hear stories and not just scattered pieces of information, because that feels like you’re at school again and being forced into listening. It Has

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Engage Your Audience During Your Speech

Author: Ian

Date: October 7, 2015

Engaging your audience is essential when delivering a speech. Everything you do is for your audience and not for you. Failing to connect with your listeners means they don’t understand your messages, and if you don’t grab their attention in the first few minutes of you being on stage, the presentation just won’t be a success.

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Preparing Your Speech

Author: Ian

Date: October 3, 2015

Congratulations, you’ve been invited to make a presentation! Give yourself a tap on the back. Now, you’ve got to write some material that is entertaining and makes the audience like you – not the easiest thing in the world, but we’ve devised some tips to help you along the way. Maybe you have an idea

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Getting Hired As A Public Speaker

Author: Ian

Date: October 2, 2015

Nothing can compare to the feeling of a room full of people listening to you and taking your words right to their heart. So you’ve found a profession people care about. You’ve built your craft from nothing and established yourself as an expert in your industry. People see you as a success and you’re proud

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How To Shine On Stage

Author: Ian

Date: September 29, 2015

So you don’t want to just be a public speaker, you want to shine on stage, people to look and admire you, people to nod their heads in agreement at your comments, and laugh at your witty jokes. The number one rule to achieving all of this is to be kind to your audience and

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Public Speaker Nigel Risner Shares His Knowledge Of The Industry

Author: Ian

Date: September 25, 2015

We had the privilege of speaking with Nigel Risner, the only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded Speaker of the Year from both the Academy of Chief Executives and The Executive Committee. As a prolific speaker, respected author and television presenter, he knows what it takes to become an established speaker and he shares some

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Key Body Language Tips of Public Speaking

Author: Ian

Date: September 22, 2015

When you’re on stage communicating with strangers about a subject you’re passionate about, you can’t just use your words to move them, but your body language too. The way you move and present yourself is a physical message. Those messages you send to the audience need to be a true reflection of how you feel

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10 Famous Quotes From Public Speakers

Author: Ian

Date: September 20, 2015

Sweaty palms, shaky voice and limp knees are familiar sensations of public speakers – from beginners to advanced. Speaking in public can be petrifying, yet it’s critical to your career. We’ve devised a list of quotes from famous public speakers to motivate you and show you that your fears are normal. Many of these quotes were

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Starting Out As An After Dinner Speaker

Author: Ian

Date: September 17, 2015

After dinner speakers are very popular at evening events and many organisations hire speakers to liven up the night. The goal of an after dinner speaker can vary, from motivating employees at a business award show to bringing sophistication to a formal meeting. They’re often the most important part of a dinner event. These types

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Speaking At A Women’s Institute Meeting

Author: Ian

Date: September 15, 2015

When The Queen opened the centenary annual meeting in June this year, she said: “There has been significant economic and social change since 1915. Women have been granted the vote, British women have climbed Everest for the first time and the country has elected its first female prime minister.” What made the Queen’s presence so

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Overcoming Nerves As a Speaker

Author: Frank

Date: September 12, 2015

It was Mark Twain who so blatantly explained the two types of public speakers: the ones who get nervous and the ones who lie about getting nervous. Most people, no matter how experienced they are as a speaker, get a bit nervous before their presentation. Here are a few tips on how you too can

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Speaking – A Career for Retirement

Author: Frank

Date: August 30, 2015

Retirement these days doesn’t mean stopping everything you do in life. Many people decide they want to continue working and earn money but many more realise that retirement is an opportunity to do some of the things they didn’t have time for when work took priority. One of the most popular things for you to

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Use Storytelling in Public Speaking

Author: Frank

Date: July 19, 2015

We all love a good story. We enjoy getting engrossed in fact or fiction as long as the story is compelling and engaging. It used to be that stories were passed down from generation to generation through basic images on cave walls, then by words and storytelling.  The mediums evolved to allow stories to be told

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The World of Public Speaking

Author: Frank

Date: July 5, 2015

The World of Speaking is in Your Hands You only need to search the internet to come up with hundreds of speaker resources. We thought we would highlight some popular ones that we hope you might find interesting. We know that while public speaking can be very local, we also know that some conference speakers

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The 7 P’s Of Public Speaking

Author: Frank

Date: June 29, 2015

Some people find Public speaking comes naturally but to others it’s not so easy. Here are seven easy tips that will help you perfect your speaking 7 P’s of Public Speaking Preparation Are you one of those people who, when going on a trip leaves packing your case to the last minute? If so, the chances

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Don’t Just Speak to Your Audience – Perform!

Author: Frank

Date: June 28, 2015

You would think that the hint was in the title and that “public Speaking” was all about speaking in public. Well I can tell you that is only part of the story. When I first began speaking in public I soon realised that my audiences took it for granted that I was knowledgeable about my

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Great Speakers – How to Become One

Author: Frank

Date: June 27, 2015

Listening to someone talk about a subject they are obviously passionate about can be inspiring. I am sure you have been in an audience spellbound by a speaker who has really touched a nerve somewhere deep inside you. For whatever reason this particular speaker has inspired you and helped you understand something you hadn’t realised

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Bring Your Talk To Life

Author: Frank

Date: June 6, 2015

In the main an audience wants one of two things when they listen to a speaker. They want to be entertained or to gain knowledge, and if you can give them both then you will be popular speaker indeed. Public speakers tend to forget that they are essentially entertainers whether facilitating a small group workshop

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See the World by Speaking on Cruise Ships

Author: Frank

Date: May 17, 2015

Cruise ships are often described as the middle ground to a floating resort and a mini city. If you enjoy travelling and want to see the world then there are a range of speaker job opportunities aboard these magnificent ship. Categories of Speakers on Cruise Ships Celebrity speakers. As a celebrity speaker you are at

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Promoting Yourself as a Speaker

Author: Frank

Date: May 17, 2015

Speaking in front of an audience as exhilarating and can be a lot of fun. However if you’re not an established speaker or well-known then it is important that you promote yourself as much as possible. Not only is it important that you promote yourself but vital that you get yourself noticed by the right

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How to Facilitate a Small Group

Author: Frank

Date: May 17, 2015

The dynamics of speaking in front of a large audience and facilitating a small group couldn’t be more different. The interaction of being up close and personal in a small group situation can be intimidating whereas speaking to a larger audience can be less personal. You will almost certainly have more interaction with the people in smaller

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Becoming A Successful Speaker

Author: Frank

Date: May 17, 2015

It does not matter whether you are an experienced public speaker or simply contemplating the idea of talking to the world about topics you know about, public speaking is a lot more than just speaking with the help of cue cards. Here are a few essentials to becoming a public speaker. Who You Are Not

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How To Project Your Voice To A Large Audience

Author: Frank

Date: May 13, 2015

Presenters and aspiring speakers often have questions about projecting their voice. They often see voice projection as the answer to why they might be lagging behind as speakers. Your job is to target the problem. The only issue with voice projection should be when your audience either cannot hear you or not understand what you

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Speaking or Guest Lecturer on a Cruise Ship

Author: Frank

Date: April 18, 2015

Guest Lecturer/Speakers Guide Guest lecturers/speakers booked on short-term cruise assignments are often called Enrichment Staff. As a guest lecturer you will be expected to be an expert (or at least very knowledgeable) about your topic as well as be able to deliver an informative and entertaining presentation to cruise ship passengers and guests of between

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