Global TV segment: How to overcome nerves when speaking in public

A super-fun (and early) morning on Global TV Montreal, discussing how to prepare for a speech, why telling a joke at the beginning is a BAD idea, and how to be gentle (yet still helpful) if someone asks for YOUR feedback on their speech. Complete with an intro taken from one of my Speaking Resource […]

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 […]

How to Speak in Front of a Room Full of Strangers (My interview with Elle Canada!)

“Professional public speaker Suzannah Baum shows us how to overcome the very legit panic that comes with addressing a group.” I was SUPER excited to be interviewed by Elle Canada magazine as part of their Fearless Factor segment, in an article entitled “How to Speak in Front of a Room Full of Strangers.” Get 5 […]

What do firemen, supermodels and naked audiences have in common?

It’s the most common question I get asked by those who deal with a fear of public speaking: “Should I picture my audience naked?” If we were speaking to a room of supermodels and firemen fresh off the annual fundraising calendar, it would certainly be a worthwhile effort. As a presenter, you have a lot to think about […]

How To Master Public Speaking — A super-cool infographic

Many thanks to for sharing this insightful, creative and sometimes-funny (as terrifying as clowns and zombies can be, people are STILL more afraid of public speaking!) infographic on How To Master Public Speaking. The infographic is geared towards how to understand, manage and re-frame your fear of public speaking, and shares the basics on […]

Public Speaking: Should You Just Give Up?

I recently received this question from someone, and I had to share it: “Suzannah, I’m so nervous when I have to give a presentation, I just can’t do it. I feel like everyone can see how nervous I am, I’m going to make a mistake and look like a total idiot.  Very often I’ll ask someone […]

If it can happen to him…

Back in September 2015, I wrote a post about the winning speech at the 2015 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, given by Mohammed Quatani. His speech, The Power of Words, was touching, inspirational, funny, engaging, laser-focused, and above all, left the audience with the feeling that something BIG just happened.  If you read that […]

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 […]

Master Your Public Speaking Skills: My interview on Bold Radio Station!

That was cool. On July 15, I was interviewed by Belle Kohen of the Midlife Makeover Show on Bold Radio Station. The great conversation included: 1. What type of people I work with, and WHY they’re coming to me for help with their presentations. 2. Top-level tips on how to prepare for a presentation. 3. […]

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