Good speakers often have elaborate pre-performance routines that go well beyond rehearsals of the words they’ll be delivering on stage. I’ve written before about the need to rehearse before any important speech or presentation. But my focus here is on three other components, which can… Read More »Warming Up
If you’re new to public speaking, the chances are you’ll want to craft what you’re going to say in writing before opening your mouth. It’s a good place to begin. I always recommend starting with a simple outline; a few bullet points of what you… Read More »Keeping it Super Simple
Have you noticed how many of us will find any excuse for not rehearsing their delivery before a speech or presentation? Rehearsing is as normal as breathing for experienced speakers, but for those who aren’t born show ponies it often feels awkward. Best avoided, even… Read More »Reading aloud
Lesa and Brennan Brackbill’s daughter was born in 2014 with a rare and often fatal disease that’s treatable if caught early through newborn screening. But there was no screening for it in their home state. So, the little girl’s health deteriorated, and they tragically lost her before her second birthday.