What Really Matters When You Give A TED Talk

If you’ve ever dreamed of giving a TED/TEDx Talk, you’ve probably also dreamed of the potential fame that comes along with it. “People will bust down my door to interview me!” ...


How I Used Role Playing to Overcome My Fear of Public Speaking

“Acting is a nice childish profession – pretending you’re someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.” –Katharine Hepburn I used to be terrified of public speaking, social ...


What I Learned After My TEDx Talk

  In all honesty, I didn’t sleep a lick the night before my TEDx talk. Every time my eyes would start to close, I’d envision my clicker suddenly crumbling in my hands or the audience in blank sta...


Effective Public Speaking Tips- How to Set Yourself Apart

Value added skills are cherished and often in scarce supply. Most of these skills are thought of in technical terms, such as IT knowledge or niche training. However, practical skills such as personal ...


6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started My Company

My company is approaching its tenth anniversary. This important milestone has prompted me to look back at my decade as an entrepreneur. Founding and running a company has been the ride of my life, but...


Public Speaking Blunders: How to Do Damage Control

Maybe you had a bad morning, maybe you just didn’t think or maybe you have the unique gift to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. We’ve all had this happen at least once but how do you ...


Rock On Stage & Be Remembered

Have you ever listened to a presentation and thought “Wow! This is really awesome”? I can raise my hand to that. But I have also attended many presentations that are so boring that I wished I’d ...


Overcome Your Fear: Speak With Confidence!

I admit it. I’m a perfectionist, which means I’m very self-critical and tend to over analyze everything. This personality attribute nearly crippled me whenever I was placed in the public e...


Shred Your Notes (and Other Lessons on Public Speaking)

Many people get jitters before a big speech; it’s such a common fear that some avoid it altogether. Jerry Seinfeld once joked that Americans feared public speaking more than death, which meant that ...