I was watching some of the political coverage of campaign speeches this past weekend and was astounded by what I saw and heard. As someone who's in the field of public speaking, coaching people on how to do it effectively and having made my own fair share of speeches, I felt the need to apologize on their behalf. This has nothing to do with their parties, their politics or their policies. The approach of descending to juvenile ridicule for which we'd be admonishing our sch
Does Public Speaking Matter in an Age of iPhones, Androids and iPads?
They seem to be taking over. Our surrounding, our lives, the way we stay in touch. It's those gadgets, smartphones, apps. Things have changed quickly and opened up many new streams of communication. And if you wait just a little while, there are bound to be new ones being released and embraced. With all this impacting our lives and those of just about every one around us. Does public speaking matter any more? After all, when Socrates or Plato addressed the crowds in Ancient G