Six Needs of Your Upcoming Audience

Six Needs of Your Upcoming Audience

Tony Robbins is an American motivational speaker, personal finance instructor, and self-help author. In a LinkedIn post in November of 2014, he published an article entitled “The 6 Human Needs: Why We Do What We Do.” In the piece, he wrote, “While each human being is...
A Picture Really Is Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture Really Is Worth a Thousand Words

The remarkable success of Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram proves that a picture truly is worth a thousand words. Yet the ways in which we present pictures and images to audiences has not kept pace with the dynamic world of social media. Instead of always depending...
The Key to Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

The Key to Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking

Sian Beilock, PhD, is a psychology professor at the University of Chicago and one of the world’s leading experts on the brain science behind “choking under pressure.” In April 2012 she published an article called “The Fear of Public Speaking” that asserts that it’s...
Can They See What You’re Saying?

Can They See What You’re Saying?

Every performing art form—whether it’s a speech, a dance, or a play—uses tools and techniques to achieve three essential goals: Maintain a disciplined approach. Control the flow of information. Keep the practitioner and audience engaged in such a way that the...
The Power of Emotion is Real

The Power of Emotion is Real

I’ve addressed the importance of emotion when speaking quite a bit, and there’s a reason: It is essential to connecting, influencing, and motivating your audience. So many of the decisions we make each day are based on emotion and how we feel about something. Reflect...