The Case for Toastmasters

The Case for Toastmasters

I regularly recommend Toastmasters to my clients who want a chance to get public speaking experience in a relaxed, supportive environment. As a long-time fan, I was pleased recently to have the chance to ask a few questions of Toastmasters’ CEO, Daniel Rex. So here are the basics you need to know about Toastmasters – […]

How to Become a Happy Speaker in Seven Steps

How to Become a Happy Speaker in Seven Steps

As I wind down the year, and I talk to client, friends, and fellow travelers in the speaking business, I hear common complaints about what makes their lives miserable as speakers. None of these are particularly unique to 2015 – the miseries of the speaking business are the same year in and year out. Sure, […]

How Many Questions Should You Ask an Audience?

How Many Questions Should You Ask an Audience?

A recent question from reader and creator of the great blog and book about inquiry, A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger, had to do with involving the audience. What is the right time, and what are the right ways, to involve audiences? Warren had heard a keynoter ask lots of questions of the audience, rhetorical and otherwise, and […]