Imagine yourself walking onto a stage to deliver a speech. If your body turns cold and your vision turns black just with the thought of it, it is a sign that your fear of public speaking is all set to ruin opportunities for you. It is time to start working on your fear, because in times of cut-throat competition, you cannot afford to lose your limited opportunities to a phobia. What if I tell you you can overcome this fear just by using your phone! You read that right. In today’s progressive world, we have apps that can help you…

They say that you know you love your job when you’re willing to do it for free. But being willing to do it for free doesn’t mean that you have to. Numerous articles have been written to help public speakers get paid gigs and make a living out of their passion, how to price themselves, and where to look for paid speaking opportunities. We’ve covered these topics in past articles on our blog. If you want to get our expert advice on becoming a well-paid speaker, head here.

In this article I want to focus on the power dynamics between…

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are buzzwords we hear only too often. These have been trending for a while now, yet I do not see these terms ACTUALLY represented in most events I attend as a DEI public speaker. In the real world, everybody is talking about these things, but the real-life implementation of them is what I find to be missing in most events.

Adding ‘diversity,’ ‘equity,’ and ‘inclusion’ (DEI) to your event can be challenging, especially when you are setting out to make the effort to embark on this new journey. Moving beyond talking, and actually making it happen…

A quick search online will show you that there are many ways to make your speeches more persuasive, but some persuasion techniques work better than others — especially when speaking online.

So let’s narrow things down a bit.

Listed below are 5 powerful ways to inspire and persuade an audience as a virtual speaker so you can make your speeches more effective.

But first, what are persuasion techniques, and why are they so important?

Persuasion techniques are the methods you use to influence people and get them on your side.

They help you build your reputation, boost credibility, and earn…

Not so long gone are the days when virtual events meant streaming talks from home computers or sharing a home-recorded video on demand. Virtual event organizers have had a year to experiment and innovate, and the innovation that came out of 2020 is astounding. The time, energy, and resources invested in virtual events mean they are not just a fashion fad but rather something that will stay with us in some shape or form post-pandemic.

If you’re an event organizer that has sat on the bench patiently waiting for things to go back to ‘normal’, you have some catching up…

As a public speaker, your influence does not end when your talk does. How do you know your reach, and the impact you’ve had on your audience? With everyone focusing on keeping audiences engaged during the talk, it’s easy to forget that the success of a talk is measured against its long-term impact as well.

Marketing practices could be useful to help you as a public speaker gather feedback from your audiences as well as build a personal brand based on it. In this article, I will put on my marketeer hat and look at the public speaker as a…

UX writing is shorter and sweeter than other types of writing, but notoriously difficult to nail. That’s because UX writing isn’t just about looking good, it’s also about ensuring that the user experience is seamless. In a nutshell, great UX writing means great design.

Let’s go over what exactly UX writing is and why it’s absolutely critical for audience engagement on your online site or app. Plus, we’ve included some best practices for UX writing for any digital product — including online courses.

What is UX writing

UX writing is also called microcopy. Basically, it includes any copy related to guiding users through a…

The pandemic has only accentuated and accelerated a trend that was already ongoing: life moving online. Worldwide, people have spent on average 145 minutes a day on social media in 2020, according to Statista. Needless to say, a lot more time is spent on the internet when we take into account the number of hours of work online. For public speakers, this shift implies that online spaces become a great place to reach audiences and event organizers, get audience feedback, and interact with followers and peers.

As online profiles speak for the people behind them, online interactions gain a different…

2020 has been a year of learning and reimagining the world. Navigating the new normal was one of the biggest challenges of our times, and the virtual world was the only place one could turn to for a bit of help and direction, or simply to connect with others. Luckily, 2020 was also the year that gave us some of the most inspiring online talks of our times that also managed to reach more audiences than before. There is a new level of connectivity in the world and a new sense of sharing and solidarity. …

Speaking in public, whether for a conference event or a learning course, requires capturing the short attention span of your audience. Nowadays, as online learning becomes a necessity in a COVID world, you can take advantage of online tools to hook your audience or connect with your course participants at a deeper level.

Luckily, there are numerous software solutions available to boost engagement and audience interaction. Whether you’re speaking via video or teaching using an asynchronous model, get the lowdown on software solutions and tools to boost your online course and engage your speaking audience below.

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