30 years ago this spring, I wrote my first speech as a professional — and started a career in leadership communications that has now spanned three decades.
To celebrate, I’ve launched a speechwriting and public speaking podcast: 30 short episodes with the key lessons I’ve learned in the business of planning, crafting and delivering powerful speeches.
Check for the latest episode every Tuesday and Thursday.
Who are the top performers who need to review their performances so they can improve? Athletes… actors… and speakers like you! This episode, let’s talk about how to review and improve your speaking and your content.
This episode ties together everything we’ve talked about around speech delivery with one big idea for truly powerful speaking: commitment.
Break out of the lectern cage! Make the stage your own… and learn how to use movement to deepen your presentation’s connection to your audience.
When you treat your voice as an instrument (and not an afterthought!) great things happen to your speeches… and to your audiences. This episode we break down three powerful vocal tools: pitch, pace and volume.
For once, the conventional wisdom has it right: eye contact with your audience is powerful. Here’s how to put it to work for you — even when you have to read your speech from the page.
Roll up your sleeves… because this episode we talk about the tools of the public speaking trade. And one tool in particular: your microphone.
Maybe this isn’t going to be a virtuoso performance. But it can still be a really good one. Here’s how to lift a speech from the page when you only have a few minutes to prepare.
Think rehearsal and preparation kill your spontaneity? This episode could change your mind — by showing you how rehearsal actually frees you to make spontaneous choices in the moment. Tips, techniques… and an excuse to use coloured highlighters. What more could you ask from a podcast?
This episode, we pivot from speechwriting to speaking itself. And we start with the single biggest way most speakers can level up: authentic performance.
Want actionable feedback on your speech? Here’s how to ask the right person, for the right feedback, at the right time.