Public Speaking

Articles on public speaking, including how to write a speech, best books to help you improve, how to analyse an audience, how to overcome your fear of public speaking, warming up your voice before speaking, choosing a speech topic and examples from TED events.

How to Improve your Public Speaking Skills

How to Improve your Public Speaking Skills

If you are looking to nurture your public speaking skills, read on. We have collected ten top tips you can use to improve your skills to give great presentations and project the knowledge only you can share!

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Benefits of public speaking

What are the Benefits of Public Speaking?

Public speaking is a great way to build personal development on many levels, since improving communication skills is helpful in almost every area of life, both personally and professionally.

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What is Glossophobia and How to Overcome it

What is Glossophobia and How to Overcome it

Learn about public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, including what it is, symptoms and signs, consequences, how to treat it and exercises to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.

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Greatest Public Speaking Books

9 of the Best Public Speaking Books

Check out our list of top public speaking books, which will give you tips on every aspect of your communication and speech, from TED inspired talks to learning form stand-up comedians.

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How to Write a Speech to Engage your Audience

How to Write a Speech to Engage your Audience

You need to catch the audience attention early, very early. Deliver a memorable beginning, a clear middle and structured ending. Here are our tips on how to write a speech.

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Audience Analysis for your Speech

Audience Analysis for your Speech

Understand how to perform audience analysis for your speech and the different types of audience you might encounter. The type of audience affects the choice of language, humour, opening sentences, length and many more.

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Literary Techniques for a Speech

Literary Techniques for your Speech, with Examples Analyzed

Planned use of language has a major impact on how your speech is received by the audience. Saying the right words at the right time, and in the right way, can achieve a specific impact.

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Why and How to Bring Statistics Into Your Speech

Why and How to Bring Statistics Into Your Speech

Statistics and data are a great way to add impact to your presentation. Use these tips in your speech to make your message more persuasive and memorable.

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Wedding Speech tips

How to Deliver a Great Best Man Speech

The best man speech is an important part of the wedding, so make sure yours is memorable! We provide tips for writing and delivering your speech so that you’ll ace it on the big day.

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Exercises to Warm up your Voice before a Speech

Exercises to Warm up your Voice before a Speech

Different exercises to warm up your vocal muscles before a speech or presentation. We explain why vocal warm up is important, different vocal exercises to try and tongue twisters to warm up your muscles.

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Guide to Choosing a Successful Speech Topic

Guide to Choosing a Successful Speech Topic

We provide a framework for choosing a successful speech topic which your audience will find interesting, you are passionate about and knowledgeable on.

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Ethos, Pathos, Logos: 3 Pillars of Public Speaking and Persuasion

Ethos, Pathos, Logos: 3 Pillars of Public Speaking and Persuasion

Persuasive speaking is a skill that you can apply regularly throughout your life, whether you are selling a product or being interviewed. In this article, we discuss the three pillars for public speaking, ethos, pathos and logos.

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Brief History of Public Speaking and Famous Speakers through the Ages

Brief History of Public Speaking and Famous Speakers through the Ages

Public speaking is an essential life skill in the modern world, full of meetings, conferences and networking events. In this article, we look at the history of public speaking, from Greece to the 21st century, as well as famous orators throughout history.

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Speech transitions: words and phrases to connect your ideas

Speech transitions: words and phrases to connect your ideas

When delivering presentations it's important for your words and ideas to flow so your audience can understand how everything links together and why it's all relevant.

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How to speak with confidence in public

How to speak with confidence in public

An estimated 75% of adults suffer from a fear of public speaking. When stress hormones are released we may behave differently - frequently, our minds go blank, our voices become harder to control, we may visibly shake etc.

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45 Public Speaking Topics and Ideas

45 Public Speaking Topics and Ideas

Public speaking topics and ideas for your next speech, including categories on science, self-development, society and more. We also include topic on picking the right topic for you.

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Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking: The Definitive Guide

Detailed Guide for Overcoming your Fear of Public Speaking

The fear of public speaking is a common form of anxiety. It has been estimated that 75% of all people experience some degree of anxiety or nervousness when it comes to public speaking. Read our guide to understand how you can overcome your fear of public speaking.

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5 TED Talks Every Public Speaker Should Watch

5 TED Talks Every Public Speaker Should Watch

Five powerful TED Talks to improve your public speaking and communication skills, from the impact of body language, to telling stories, to using your vocal toolbox.

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WebVR demo using A-Frame for public speaking

Developing a Public Speaking WebVR Demo

WebVR lets you access virtual reality (VR) in your web browser, using devices such as Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive and Gear VR. We talk briefly about our experience with building a public speaking WebVR demo using A-Frame.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Oratory Skills

7 Ways to Improve Your Oratory Skills

Great public speakers are not born that way; most have to practice and perfect their speaking skills. We provide a list of oratory skills to help make your speeches more clear, confident and successful.

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Speeches that Changed the World

Speeches that Changed the World

Learn from these 3 speeches that changed the world in very different ways. We describe the background to the speech and what we can learn from them. We've included the speeches - 'I Have A Dream', 'We shall fight on the beaches' and the John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address.

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Top 5 commencement speeches

Top 5 Commencement Speeches for Inspiration

View our list of top 5 inspirational speeches, from J.K. Rowling to Bill Gates, these speeches will help inspire you as the speakers talk about life achievements and struggles they went through to get where they are.

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Prepare, Write and Deliver a Eulogy

Prepare, Write & Deliver a Eulogy

Writing and giving a eulogy is a way of saying farewell to someone who has died that, in a sense, brings the person to life in the minds of the audience. This guide helps you plan, write and give the eulogy, with examples and poems.

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