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This article outlines simple, yet highly effective ways to prepare and deliver concise, well-organized, and compelling presentations. Successful public speaking requires persistence, and practice. Dedicating some time to developing your skills around the following 6 aspects will lead to marked improvements in your public speaking performance.

1. Plan and prepare thoroughly

Thorough preparation will enable you to speak confidently. Successful public speaking needs a plan. If you wish for the audience to understand your message, it must be clear and flow reasonably.

What is your goal? How do you wish the audience to react?


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Ryan Foland speaks with Laurie Schloff, a leadership speech and communication coach. She is also the president of Partners in Communication.

In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Laurie talk about the recipe to the perfect talk; ingredients that are needed to create the perfect speaking soup and then how to best serve it to your audience.

One of the key messages in this interview is to sprinkle your talk with the 4 E’s; evidence, example, experiences and editorial.

Tune in for an interview full of ideas and advice on how to create your speaker soup. .

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Ryan Foland speaks with Paul Epstein, keynote speaker, leadership coach, author, and podcast host.

In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Paul talk about the 3 P’s that one should focus on whilst preparing to get on stage; purpose, pivot and practice.

One of the key messages in this interview is that during the pandemic speakers should revisit their purpose, to potentially pivot or not so that then they can use this time to practice.

Tune in for an interview full of ideas and advice on how to pivot with a purpose.

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When the Coronavirus hit us last year, the whole world was thrown into an unprecedented crisis.

The world came to a sudden stop; many events were cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Event organizers and speakers were brought to a standstill: they didn’t know how long this could last, and there was no immediately obvious plan B for something this big.

With no clear indication of when physical events would resume, everyone started to look at other options. …


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Ryan Foland speaks with Sarah Weise, speaker, author, and businesswoman. She is the CEO and founder of a successful marketing company, BIXA.

In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Sarah talk about the importance of mapping out the journey, the highs and lows, of your presentation.

One of the key messages in this interview is that you have to vary your talk with different elements to keep your audience engaged.

Tune in for an interview full of ideas and advice on how to best plot your talk with different elements.

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Looking back to before the Coronavirus pandemic took a toll on our lives, on the surface things seemed a lot simpler. Well, the level of simplicity of things pre- and post-Corona is debatable as one could argue that things were a lot easier back then because we’d had years to perfect them. On the other hand, many technological advancements have been made since the dawn of COVID-19, not just to make life easier but also to keep people safe.

The move to the online world is one of the changes. Almost everything now is done virtually — jobs, schooling, and…


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Sharpening your public speaking skills brings a wealth of benefits. It can boost your confidence, enhance your personal development, and advance your career, to name just a few. But, to be able to reap these benefits, you must be able to practice effectively.

This article takes a look at 8 ways to practice public speaking to hone your craft. Implement each of them as part of your routine, to work toward becoming a confident and passionate speaker.

But first, let’s take a look at why it’s so important to become a great speaker.

The Importance of Becoming a Great Speaker

There are many benefits to becoming a…


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Ryan Foland speaks with Neil Sahota, speaker, author, AI expert, and a UN adviser.

In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Neil talk about the importance of being a storyteller, and how the way you tell your story or what story you tell changes every time you are set to give a speech.

One of the key messages in this interview is that you have to adapt your speech to the needs of your audience.

Tune in for an interview full of ideas and advice on how to become an adaptive speaker.

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Behind every webinar is a lot of effort: writing, planning, presentation preparation, and marketing. As the host, you’re constantly wondering if your efforts will be rewarded with good attendance and feedback, because these two are evidence that your product is valued. Hosting a webinar is an effective way to get more leads for upcoming events and other products you’re selling. But for many webinar hosts, low attendance is a major source of heartache — an opportunity for lead generation forgone.

Getting audiences to attend your webinar is not automatic, it requires building a strong brand reputation that is founded on…


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Ryan Foland speaks with Rebecca Heiss, keynote speaker, author, and founder of self-awareness app, ‘Icueity’.

In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Rebecca talk about the biology of our stone-age brains and how we can train our brains to interpret the physiological messages our bodies keep sending us.

One of the key messages in this interview is that while speaking as a speaker, you should focus on just the one piece of information that you want to pass on to your audience.

Tune in for an interview full of ideas and advice on how to become a fear(less)…

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