Ideal speeches are very rare.
The point I am trying to get across is that speaking is an art that is never mastered in one sense.… Read the rest
In one of my public speaking training sessions, the very first day, I invited a student to come forward and speak.… Read the rest
Similarly when children find something new, strange or exciting; they run with their message and pour out their thoughts and feelings in emotional, colourful and sometimes unintelligible language to anyone they can find.… Read the rest
“What will others think about me?” This is a thought that terrifies many people especially as they get on stage to give a speech.… Read the rest
The basic problem why people fear to speak in public is because of this nagging thought: “Am I good enough?” The truth is you are not.… Read the rest
With the happening of technology in an age of social distancing compelled by the pandemic Covid-19, men and women are forced to speak with much more clarity than ever before.… Read the rest
No one can hold audiences spell bound without giving due attention to how he uses his body to communicate. It is proved beyond doubt that the way one uses one’s body to communicate can enhance the appeal of any message.… Read the rest
Let us face it. You say you do not feel like speaking today. Fine. “What’s the reason,” may I ask? You tell me again that simply you don’t feel like speaking today!… Read the rest
Eyes can speak without words. It can express love, hate, anger, excitement and so on. Therefore it is the speakers best connect with audiences.… Read the rest
Fear is common to all. Some fear the dark; some others spiders or snakes or cockroaches; some others fear public speaking.… Read the rest
I am someone like you. I fear speaking just the way you do.
If you ask me what is that I fear; I can answer in one word: Mistakes!… Read the rest
One of the most moving tribute or euology I have listened to was the one delivered by the Duke of York at Princess Diana’s funeral.… Read the rest
I am yet to meet a genuinely talented person who has not passed through a period of loss of confidence in his or her life or career.… Read the rest
Few other words have touched the heart and influenced thought for generations than Jesus’ 7 sayings on the cross. Here we take a look at them from a public speaker’s perspective.… Read the rest
“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever,”
so wrote John Keats.
As far as a speaker is concerned, the opportunity to act as a compere for a programme is a great joy.… Read the rest