Principles of Public Speaking – X

Principles of Public Speaking – X

I’m continuing a series of public speaking principles in the next few blog posts that are a summation of what I’ve learned about this fiendishly difficult art and science over three decades of practice, coaching, learning from others, and research, especially neuroscience.  Here are the penultimate seven, concerning conditions around speaking and speeches. 64.The most […]

Tact and Public Speaking: How it can all go horribly wrong

Great public speaking requires the intersection of the message, the speaker, and the audience.  Even an Obama or a Reagan misfires sometimes when those three requirements, like the stars, are not aligned.  Understanding how to put the three elements of a successful speech together requires something not often talked about in public speaking circles:  tact.  […]