July 13, 2015

Just before my recent trip to Italy I directed a stage production of a Neil Simon play called “Come Blow Your Horn”  (the first Broadway hit of his illustrious career).  I’ve been directing plays for over twenty years and doing that became a major reason I created Spea...

July 4, 2015

Public speaking is the fastest way to connect with and gain new clients.  The level of trust that you can develop with someone during a live presentation trumps any number of other ways we try to communicate in business.  Yes, there are some advantages to videos,...

November 14, 2013

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 be...

May 1, 2013

Value Matters No Matter What You Do!

 

I recently attended an art gallery opening, something I hadn't done in some time. I was looking forward to it, not just for the social experience, but also because my college degree was in painting.  Then add to it an exhibit called...

April 6, 2013

One thing that plagues some speakers is a frequent use of what is sometimes called “verbal graffiti.”  That includes those “ums,” “likes,” “you-knows” and similar words that a lot of people say while they’re thinking of exactly what they want to say next.  Those w...

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