Recently, my daughter Mary mentioned that she would like to begin speaking professionally. As an accomplished businesswoman and popular blogger, she was routinely on stage, but she was ready to turn pro. She asked for my help. As an amateur-turned-pro myself, I sat down and deconstructed how I got started. I emailed her a simple, […]
Six Psychological Secrets to Public Speaking
This is a guest post by Bryan Kelly. He lives in Chicago and interviews experts like Michael Hyatt, Chris Brogan, and Jeff Goins about presentation skills. You can watch his web show and follow him on Twitter. Regardless of your skill level, every platform builder can benefit from the six scientifically researched insights I’m about […]
How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking
According to psychologists, most people have a greater fear of public speaking than of death. As someone who trains speakers professionally, I can attest this is true. It certainly was for me. Even after I had been speaking publicly for years, I still struggled with fear. Even when I was well-prepared. This happened nearly every […]
How to Build a Better Speaking Page, Part 2
Now that public speaking has become my primary focus, I thought it was time I revamped my Speaking page. I thought I would document the process here, in the event that you are thinking about “going pro.” This is the second of two posts.
How to Build a Better Speaking Page, Part 1
Now that public speaking has become my primary focus, I thought it was time I revamped my Speaking page. I thought I would document the process here, in the event that you are thinking about “going pro.” This is the first of two posts.
My Current Career Focus: Speaking
Since stepping aside from my role as the CEO of Thomas Nelson, I have been busy speaking. I have just launched a new speaking page, to make it easier for event planners to get the information they need.
What Are You Doing to Become a Better Speaker?
Becoming a better public speaker is important for almost every career. Whether you are in middle management, a corporate executive, a pastor, or an author, DCW can make you a better, more polished communicator.
How to Improve Your Public Speaking by Practicing Out Loud
The single most important action you can take to become a more effective public speaker? Before you give a speech, practice it out loud, on your feet, as though you were in front of a live audience.
Notes from My Speech Coach
My friend Ken Davis is a world-class professional speaker and speech coach. Recently, he gave me some very specific suggestions I could use to improve a speech he had heard me give. Here are my notes.
The 10 Psychological Stages of Public Speaking
I go through about ten psychological states when I speak publicly. It has been helpful to me to identify these, so I am not surprised when they occur.