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June 22nd, 2020
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Benjamin Franklin So, you know you want to speak in public because you have something to…

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June 15th, 2020
“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” – Abraham Maslow Some of you may be familiar with Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. Maslow postulated that all…

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June 9th, 2020
“Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident’” – Dale Carnegie Have you ever talked to a group somewhat homogeneous in a generation and get a rousing standing ovation at the end of your presentation? And then you give the same talk…

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June 1st, 2020
“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.” – Ulysses S. Grant A speaker friend of mine and I are history buffs. He told me recently about the three-part PBS series…

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May 28th, 2020
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen” – Winston Churchill You may not realize it but most of the things that happen in your life happen in threes – your born, you live, you…

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May 11th, 2020
“Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.” – Mark Twain When people are surveyed for their greatest fears, the fear of speaking in public consistently is listed as the number one fear, even more than the fear of death….

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May 4th, 2020
“For it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi I attended the National Speakers Association Washington DC Area Chapter Auction one year. You might imagine the types of items up to bid on at a speaking group auction: electronic…

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April 27th, 2020
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t…

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