Giving a presentation is like pulling up to a stranger in your car and yelling, “Hey, let’s go for a drive!“ You’re hoping that the stranger will humor you and at least get in the car, giving you a chance to prove that you’re a trustworthy driver and that it’s going to be a great ride.
As a public speaker, you are the driver, and you’ve only got about thirty seconds to persuade this stranger, a.k.a. your audience, that the journey you are proposing will be worth their attention. What can you do that screams to your audience “good times ahead!” in such a short amount of time?
Wish you could get some immediate feedback on your delivery skills? Orai can help! It’s an app that critiques your public speaking in real time. I not only spoke to Paritosh Gupta, one of the co-founders of the app, but I also tested it out myself. Here’s what I discovered….
Russell Strand is easily one of the best public speakers I've ever seen. And he's not simply an expert in the field of human trafficking; he’s also played a significant role in creating and educating law enforcement and service providers about better ways to respond to victims. He provides some fascinating insight on effective presentations, trauma and consent, but **TRIGGER WARNING** we do discuss specific examples of sexual assault, rape and child abuse in this interview.
If you’ve ever wondered what life as a public speaker is actually like, here’s your chance to learn more about it. Go behind the scenes with K.D. Roche as they travel across the U.S., speaking and training organizations about human trafficking. It's a good place to start if you'd like to give presentations that teach others about sex trafficking. Have a listen!
This is the speech that Oprah Winfrey delivered at the 2018 Golden Globes, and it brought down the house. There’s a lot to be learned here, and in this post I reveal the key strategies and techniques Winfrey used that add up to nine minutes of presentation genius. And, I keep it simple, so you’ll understand how you can incorporate these 5 keys into your own speeches. (I’ve noted them in upper case throughout.)
Find out how one woman uses stories to help people see themselves and others in a new light. In this interview, I talk with Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams, a "storytelling facilitator", poet, and writer. We cover discrimination, the women's movement, race, power, "unpacking self" , hair, and what all of that has to do with telling a story.
Yes, you really can do something you love and fight human trafficking at the same time. This blog post provides a real-life example you won’t forget. Keep reading (and watching) to find out how one woman started with a broken heart and ended up on a cross country motorcycle ride that helped raise nearly $60,000.
If you want to be truly prepared to deliver your speech, you need to do more than simply run through your notecards or Powerpoint slides five or six times. More times will help, but it still won’t get you there. To nail your speech, you need to seriously challenge yourself while you practice. Here’s how.
If you’re a speaker with a lot of experience but would like to challenge yourself, sign up for an open mic today! It’s some of the scariest, most educational fun you’ll ever have! Today I’m going to tell you all about my own personal strange and tricky open mic storytelling experiences, and the take-aways I gained along the way.And before you bail because this sounds too scary, consider this: the stakes are low.
You have passion, you have expertise and you have experience - why whould you hire a speech coach? I’ve got ten wonderful reasons for you, but they all boil down to this - if you hope to be the kind of speaker that makes your audience want to cry and cheer and congratulate you all at the same time, you can! It’s just going to be nearly impossible to do it by yourself. To find out why, let the countdown begin....