Public speaking has changed a lot in the past year, since conference halls and auditoriums went dark and we traded stages and amplifiers for webcams and video. But those changes can help us be better speakers, when the time comes to return to the stage
Mispronouncing someone’s name from the stage is a lot more than a minor screwup. Here’s why speakers should never go to the mic without knowing how to pronounce every name they mention correctly — and why speechwriters should never let them do it.
Put the audience first. Keep it simple. And other lessons from helping to run my first online convention.
Last November, the BC Federation of Labour held its first-ever online convention. The response from our hundreds of delegates was overwhelmingly positive, and we learned plenty. I always keep my eyes peeled for things that make online speeches and presentations work...
When you’re speaking via video, you want to keep things short. Here’s how to embrace short, even when you’re scheduled to run long.
If you’re spending all day in Zoom meetings, then it’s easy to think that speaking by video automatically means showing your head and shoulders… and nothing else. Let’s talk about what you (and your audience) are missing by not letting the rest of your body get in on the act. (The bad news? You’re gonna need to start wearing pants again.)
Presenting remotely? You need to bring more energy to your speaking style when your audience is at home in front of their screens. Find out why… and how.
This time, we look at how the technology visionaries at Mozilla are making the pivot from face-to-face leadership communications to virtual channels. We’re joined by Justin O’Kelly, Mozilla’s senior executive communications manager.
If sharing really is caring, then the content you share needs to be content you really care about — and content your audience will care about too.
With so many face-to-face presentations being cancelled, a lot of speakers are looking at going virtual. Here’s how to make up some of the emotional connection you may lose when you jump online.
Your event was cancelled? Sorry to hear it. But the good news is that it doesn’t have to mean the end of the road for your speech.
Getting leadership communications right is never more important than in the middle of a crisis. Here are seven key principles for effectively communicating when your audience needs you most.
This two-part episode looks at effective leadership communications in a crisis. Part one is all about planning now so you’re ready when the storm hits… either with this crisis, or the next one.