7 Ways to Make Your Next Presentation Your Best Yet

If you’ve ever given a presentation, you know how tempting it is to wow your audience with fabulous graphics and over-the-top information. That’s why they came to the meeting, right? And that certainly takes the attention off of you—even better, correct? Unfortunately, that’s the exact opposite of what presenters should be doing, and it won’t […]

Why ‘Very Good’ Isn’t Good Enough When it Comes to Public Speaking (Guest Post)

This is a guest post by Samuel Eddy, the man behind Open Change Workplace Wellness. Through his company he combines his counselling background and corporate experience to deliver keynote speeches and corporate programs that promote positive ways to combat anxiety, stress and disruption in the workplace. Communication is key is a mantra that Sam is […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Presentations (Infographic)

So you’re feeling tense about the presentation you are going to give tomorrow. The ideas you had in the morning vanish and instead a blank screen is pounding your eyes. Take a deep breath, take a peek at this infographic compliments of Walkerstone, get some insights, and have faith that you got this. Whether you’re […]

3 questions that prove you care about your audience [VIDEO]

Here’s the problem with presentations. You’ve got a lot to say, and time restrictions on long you have to say it. So what’s the solution? Easy! CRAM as much information into the presentation as you can! Just throw it all out there, and see what sticks. The audience will figure out what they need to know, they’ll […]

Video highlights of my most recent keynote is in!

I’m super excited to have received the highlights video of one of my more recent keynotes. It’s been added to the list of other videos on my Speaking page, but I wanted to share it here too! It’s not quite as clear as some of my other ones, because my video guy had to stand […]

8 Surprising Traits of the Best Presenters – guest post by Alli Matson

I’ve just popped back in from a whole week off, I watched the WHOLE 2017 Oscars telecast and then got up at 5am for a TV segment on GlobalTV Montreal to talk about the outstanding speeches of the night (more on that in a few days), and I’m gearing up for some serious balancing acts […]

The Past – and the Future – of Toastmasters International (my Interview with Daniel Rex, CEO of Toastmasters International)

“I realized that I wasn’t very good at public speaking. I lacked the basic principles such as how to properly organize my speech using visual aids, using my voice in a better way, and finding the best speech structure to drive my points home.” Not what you would expect Daniel Rex, the CEO of Toastmasters […]

Back to School! 10 Books to Build Your Speaking Success

Whenever September rolls around, I can always sense renewed energy in the air. Maybe it’s that we’re all ‘waking up’ after a hot, lazy summer and the phones are starting to ring – maybe it’s because the kids are going back to school, and we have no choice but to get busy – and maybe […]

Fear of Public Speaking? Here’s your secret weapon!

If you ever wonder, “How can I get over my fear of public speaking?” or even more specifically, you think to yourself, “I’d like to give more presentations, but it feels so uncomfortable, and I’m sure that everyone can see how nervous I am – what can I do?” then watch my new short video to […]

Toastmasters International Lists 7 Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015

Whether it was David Letterman signing off on the Late Show for the final time or Caitlyn Jenner accepting an award recognizing her courage, the most discussed and shared presentations of the year were thought-provoking, emotional and inspiring. After viewing hundreds of contenders, Toastmasters International considers the following seven speeches the most buzzworthy in 2015: […]

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