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Public Speaking with Peter George

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Do you want to be a better speaker? Do you want to be calm, confident, and credible every time you speak in public? Then tune in to Public Speaking with Peter George where you'll hear public speaking experts share tips, techniques, and ideas that help you develop superior public speaking skills. Wit… read more

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How to Move Through Your Presentation with Claudia Monacelli

January 17th, 2022


As you know, there is so much more that goes into public speaking than just speaking. This includes your intonation, body, breathing, and mindset. My guest, Claudia Monacelli, shares how you can use each of these and …

QuickBites: Does How You Dress Make a Difference?

January 13th, 2022


When you speak to an audience, should you dress for yourself or the audience? Should you take the advice of those who say, “Be authentic,” or should …

How Speaking Helps Authors Sell More Books with Stephanie Chandler

January 10th, 2022


If you’re a published author, then you know that, at one time or another, you may be asked to speak in public. This could be at a small gathering of …

QuickBites: Stop Giving In to Your Self-Limiting Beliefs

January 7th, 2022


Are you getting all the speaking gigs you need or want? Are you speaking at the kinds of events you know you want to be speaking at? Are you getting paid what you're worth? If you answer "no" to any of these, I have to …

How to Build Your Business with Personal Branding on Social Media with Jen Campbell

January 3rd, 2022


It seems like every business magazine you read or every business show you watch or listen to includes something about branding. And over the past several years, this has included a very specific form of branding -- …

QuickBites: How Using Idioms, Slang, and Colloquialisms Can Confuse Your Audiences

December 16th, 2021


Idioms, slang, and colloquialisms have their place in talks, but there are aspects of each that you want to take into consideration. In this brief …

Stop Telling Just Any Story: Insights Into Storytelling That Influences and Inspires with Michael Davis

December 13th, 2021


Storytelling is an art. And telling stories in a way that captivates an audience and delivers a message is taking that art form to its highest heights. If you are looking to develop your storytelling skills, then you …

QuickBites: How You Can Get Your Audience's Attention by Creating Tension

December 9th, 2021


Have you ever watched reality shows, awards shows, or contests? Then you've probably noticed that, when the hosts are just about to announce the …

How to Save Your Successful Voice with Judy Rodman

December 6th, 2021


How to Save Your Successful Voice with Judy Rodman


If you’re like many speakers, when you talk about voice, you talk about using it to foster and …

QuickBites: How to Break the Rules and Break Out of the Boundaries

December 2nd, 2021


Public speaking coaches often use various shapes to describe where your hands should be when gesturing, including circle, box, and square. But, no …

How Word Choices Impact Your Message with Terre Short

November 29th, 2021


Speaking in front of others provides you with the opportunity to influence and inspire them. But, do the words you choose help you accomplish your objectives or undermine them? In this episode, Terre Short shows you how …

How Improv Comedy Can Help You Be a Better, More Engaging and Funnier Speaker with Avish Parashar

November 22nd, 2021


Improv is the art of saying, “Yes, and …" but when it comes to even thinking about it, so many of us say, “No way!” And that’s unfortunate because no matter how well you plan, things will go wrong, surprises will arise, …

QuickBites: How to Begin Crafting a Compelling Talk

November 18th, 2021


Where do you begin crafting a compelling presentation or talk? Your opening? The body of your talk? The ending? Well, it's none of these. To discover …

How to Embrace Being an Introvert and Thrive at Public Speaking with Dr. Ty Belknap

November 15th, 2021


The myth that introverts are not cut out for public speaking goes on and probably will continue to do so for as long as introverts inhabit the …

QuickBites: How to Incorporate the Rule of 3 Into Your Talks

November 11th, 2021


Whether it's in communications, art, or even nature, 3s surround us. It's commonly known as the rule of 3, and it has been used throughout recorded …

How to Make Your Business Storytelling Stickier with Neil Gordon

November 8th, 2021


Do you employ storytelling in your business life? If so, do you know how you can make your stories more effective? And if you don’t use stories when presenting, is it because you don’t understand the value or don’t know …

QuickBites: Focus on Connection Not Perfection

November 4th, 2021


When it comes to preparing for presentations, there are two extremes. At one end is the person who barely prepares, if at all. They're happy to fly by the seat of their pants. At the other end is the speaker who is a …

How to Use Public Speaking to Level-Up Your Business with Steve Preda

November 1st, 2021


Are you a consultant, coach, or in another profession and have thought about using public speaking to increase both your exposure and sales? If so, …

QuickBites: How to Use Your Stance to Convey Confidence

October 28th, 2021

When you speak in front of others, which signal are you sending to your listeners -- that you are confident or that you’re not? And, why does this matter?


When people don’t have confidence in you, they likely don’t …

How to Deal with What's Holding You Back with Luke Menkes

October 25th, 2021


Do you struggle with impostor syndrome? Have you somehow lost the confidence you once had? If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with these, including my guest, Luke Menkes.


Luke is an experienced public …

QuickBites: How to Use Emphasis to Express Meaning

October 22nd, 2021


Recently, a client and I were discussing how you can change the entire meaning of a sentence simply by choosing which word or words you emphasize. Some people call this hitting or punching a word.


In this short …

How to Breathe Properly So You Can Stay Calm and Engage with Dr. Amy Novotny

October 18th, 2021


I don’t know about you, but if I were asked to list the various ways the body is involved in public speaking, I would include stance, movement, …

QuickBites: The Top 10 Things My Mom Taught Me About Public Speaking

October 14th, 2021

When I started coaching, I realized that many of the things my mother taught me about interacting with others were spot on. 


From her point of …

How to Manage Your Voice for a Healthy Sound and Compelling Message with Alana McKenzie

October 12th, 2021


Richard Strauss said, “The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.”  


He was so right. Think …

QuickBites: How Introverts Have an Advantage When Speaking in Public

October 7th, 2021

Are you an introvert? Great! Because too many people believe you need to be an extrovert to enjoy or excel at public speaking. Thankfully, this isn’t …

Comparing and Contrasting Speaking and Writing Skills with Geralyn Gendreau

October 4th, 2021


Speaking on stage and writing a book are often seen as two entirely different disciplines ... and with good reason. But is it really that cut and …

QuickBites: How to Construct a Solid Foundation for Your Talks

September 30th, 2021


Do you watch any of the home renovation shows? My wife and I do. And it didn't take watching very many shows to realize that there was going to be a surprise – a problem – in every episode, no matter which shows we were …

How to Be Happy in the Pursuit of Your Dreams with Mike Duffy

September 27th, 2021


In this episode, we take a departure from our usual discussions about speaking and talk about happiness. Why? Well, for two reasons. One reason is that, to me, speaking and happiness go hand-in-hand. The other reason is …

QuickBites: How to Use the Most Powerful Word in Your Presentations

September 23rd, 2021


Which word in the English language do you believe is the most powerful? Of course, if you're like most people, you'll say it's "please." Now, answer …

How to Connect with Young Audiences with Ryan Sweat

September 20th, 2021


If you want to know how effective a public speaker you really are, then you should present to students and young adults. As one of my clients who …

QuickBites: How to Keep Your Brain From Screwing Up Your Talks

September 16th, 2021


Your brain’s primary functions include keeping you alive and steering you clear of harm’s way. When it determines that you are in a dangerous …

How to Learn and Borrow from Speakers, Musicians, and Comedians with Jeff Belanger

September 13th, 2021


Everyone has their own public speaking styles practices. The key is to learn from others, take the ideas that resonate with you and your style and …

QuickBites: How to Connect with Your Audience Before Walking on Stage

September 9th, 2021


How long do you have to establish a connection with your audience? Is it 3 minutes? 1 minute? 30 seconds? How about 15 seconds? Or 3 seconds?


I side with those who say 3 seconds. Now, you might be thinking, “How can I …

How to Use Speaking Skills to Elevate Your Leadership Skills with Simon Trevarthen

September 6th, 2021


Leaders have the opportunity to effect change, to move people, to make a difference. And to do that, they need many skills, but one of them perhaps more than any other. Of course, it's public speaking.


As leaders, too …

QuickBites: How to Help Your Audience Follow You Throughout Your Presentations

September 3rd, 2021


Does it drive you crazy when the car in front of you takes an abrupt turn without using a turn signal? If you’re like most people, it does.


Why …

How Vocal Variety Adds Color to Your Presentations with Madonna Hanna

August 30th, 2021


Richard Strauss once said, “The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play.” How well do you play this …

QuickBites: How to Know If You Connected With Your Audience

August 26th, 2021


One of the questions I get asked often is, “How do I know my presentation connected with the audience?” That’s a fair question because just about every speaker is curious, if not eager, to know if they served their …

How to Motivate and Inspire with Darrell Williams

August 23rd, 2021


The mission of basic training is to motivate, train, and inspire the generation of service men and women. And in that spirit, who better to discuss the basics of public speaking than a veteran of both the service and …

QuickBites: How to Meet Your Audience Where They Are

August 19th, 2021


What do you do if your energy level and that of your audience are different? Do you try to force them from their sluggish state or go to where they are and raise their energy level as you progress through your …

How to Use Media Exposure to Get More Gigs with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

August 16th, 2021


As a speaker, you want to get more gigs, especially higher-paying gigs, so you can share your message with more people. To accomplish this, you need …

QuickBites: How to Breathe Life Into Your Presentations

August 12th, 2021


Have you ever been in a car, singing along with your favorite singer, only to run out of breath as she continues to hold a note for a seemingly …

Why Connecting Is Essential with Michelle Tillis Lederman

August 9th, 2021


No matter how thought-provoking your message, and no matter how well you deliver that message … if you aren’t connected to it, your presentation may …

QuickBites: How Stating the Problem Positions Your Solution

August 5th, 2021

Whether we're delivering motivational talks, presenting to corporations and organizations, or speaking on other occasions, we, as speakers, often …

How Millennials Can Be Engaging Speakers with Tiffany Foote

August 2nd, 2021


Every generation has characteristics associated with it — accurate or not. And millennials are no exception. Of course some traits are the same in every generation, and some differ due to circumstances, trends, and …

QuickBites: How to Craft Compelling Conclusions

July 29th, 2021


"A speech is like a love affair. Any fool can start one, but it requires considerable skill to end it." - Anonymous


That quote is a favorite of …

How to Be the Best-of-the-Best Trainer with Tina Clements

July 26th, 2021


Facilitating a seminar or workshop is indeed a form of public speaking. And just like another kind of presenting, it requires its own set of skills.


When organizations look to hire an instructor, they often look for …

QuickBites: The Number One Ingredient in Business Stories That Captivate

July 23rd, 2021


Do you want your stories to be more captivating? Do you want your listeners to be engrossed, waiting and wondering how your story is going to end? If so, you want to include in your stories one vital element – conflict.

How to Use Your Voice to Captivate the Room with Tracy Goodwin

July 19th, 2021


Is your voice helping you communicate with clarity? Is it helping you influence and persuade? Is it helping you significantly increase your financial success? Is it helping you connect with people, or is doing just the …

QuickBites: How to Immediately Grab Your Audience's Attention

July 15th, 2021


As a public speaker, whether you are speaking in a meeting or on stage, you, too, need to grab your audience’s attention right at the start. Why? There are several reasons, but the greatest one is that if you don’t grab …

How to Be Confident, Competent, Charismatic, and Authentic with Evelyne Brink

July 12th, 2021


You might not be able to define it, but you certainly know when someone has it! What am I talking about? Confidence. Competence. Charisma. Authenticity. That certain something. That je ne sais quoi!


Most of believe …

QuickBites: How to Go from Lackluster to Powerful Q & A Sessions

July 8th, 2021


Many speakers give little thought to Q & A sessions … and that’s unfortunate because what’s often looked at as an inconsequential way to end a …

The Ever-Changing World of Public Speaking with Rael Bricker

July 5th, 2021

The world of public speaking has continuously evolved over time, and probably never substantially in as short a period of time as it has during the …

QuickBites: How to Have Confidence in Yourself and Your Presentations

July 1st, 2021


Do you want to have more confidence in yourself and your presentations? You can! Listen in to this QuickBites episode (less than 5 minutes) and learn the secret. When you do, you'll be as confident as a bird landing on …

How to Hack Your Fear of Public Speaking with Mike Acker

June 28th, 2021

The fear of public speaking is so pervasive that many, if not most, books on pubic speaking include a chapter on the subject.


But Mike Acker’s book, Speak with No Fear, is different. It focuses only on the fear of …

QuickBites: How Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Presentations

June 24th, 2021


What do you think about preparation?


Well, I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t a fan. Why? Oh, let me count the ways …

How to Achieve Greater Success with the Five Fs with John Davis

June 21st, 2021

You may ask yourself what a former stuntman, fight director, college professor, and motivational speaker can do for you. Ok, you’ll probably never …

QuickBites: How Not to Memorize Your Entire Presentation

June 16th, 2021


I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked, “Am I supposed to memorize my presentation?”


My standard -- and slightly confusing -- answer is, “No … and yes … but mostly no.”


Let me explain. Memorizing your entire …

Tips for Speaking on Stage and TV with Stephen Brooks

June 14th, 2021

If speaking in public is the greatest fear, then speaking on TV must be off the charts.  

I have seen many experienced speakers freeze when that little red light comes on. Heck, many years ago, it happened to me. It was …

QuickBites: How to Enunciate to Engage Your Audience

June 10th, 2021


A key tenet of sales is to make it easy for your prospective customers to buy from you. Making the process too convoluted, it’s believed, increases …

How to Challenge the Fear of Public Speaking with Frances Cahill

June 7th, 2021

Public speaking may not be the greatest fear in the world, but it certainly scares a great many people. Some get nervous when presenting to large groups, while others break into sweats at the mere thought of speaking to …

How to Go From Camera-Shy to Camera-Confident with Elsewine Rietveld

May 24th, 2021

There is no doubt about it, we live in a video world, and that’s a scary realization for many.


The thought of seeing themselves on screen — or even worse — others seeing them on screen — makes their hearts pump …

Top 5 Insider Tips Every Speaker Needs to Know with Tyler Foley

May 17th, 2021

When it comes to any art or science, there are certain things that establish a foundation … that you absolutely need to know.


In this episode, …

What a Teacher Can Teach You About Public Speaking with Megan Sweet

May 10th, 2021


When we think of public speakers, we might not include teachers, but we should. Teachers present more often than those in just about any other …

The Advantage Introverts Have When Networking and Speaking with Matthew Pollard

May 3rd, 2021

When it rains on someone’s wedding day, they tell the bride that it’s a sign of a long and happy marriage. I don’t know how much brides believe this …

The Benefits of Creating Your Own Events with Rich Brooks

April 23rd, 2021

When it comes to speaking at events, there are several ways that public speakers usually get the gigs …
  • They’re invited.
  • They’re hired through …

How to Simplify Complex Data and Make Your Presentations More Memorable with Brian Krogh

April 5th, 2021

Having your audience hear your presentation is one thing. Having people digest and process your point, and even more so remember it, requires that you simplify the complex. Listen is as presentation coach Brian Krogh …

How to Start Conversations That Get Results with Chris Fenning

March 2nd, 2021

Everyday work conversations should be clear, concise, and get to the point quickly. The problem is we don’t always know how to do this. Because what …

QuickBites: Consultants, Attract More Clients with Public Speaking

February 3rd, 2021

You are a consultant because you want to help others solve problems. But, if you're in the same situation as many consultants, you have a huge …

How to Tame Your Nerves When Speaking in Public

January 26th, 2021

Every presenter — novice and veteran alike — gets nervous when speaking in front of others. The difference from one presenter to another is how well they manage this anxiety. While some do not know why this happens to …

QuickBites: 7 Ways to Boost Your Career with Public Speaking

November 25th, 2020

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson each point to public speaking as the most valuable business skill for building a career. Going even further, Buffett, the billionaire investor and chairman of Berkshire …

How to Boost Your Exposure Through Guest Podcasting Case Lane

November 10th, 2020

The interest in guest podcasting is growing, and opportunities to increase your exposure and credibility abound, but, if you’re like many perspective guests, you do not know how to reach podcasts without using an …

QuickBites: 7 Ways Silence Improves Your Presentations

October 6th, 2020


When you’re developing a presentation, there’s no doubt that you give thought to the words you will use to convey your message. But how often do you consider when you’ll pause during your talks? My guess is seldom, if …

How to Speak with Confidence

September 17th, 2020

Whether you're presenting in meetings, in court, in sales situations, or on stage, it takes your audience just a few seconds to assess your level of …

QuickBites: How Storytelling Adds Magic to Your Business Presentations

September 8th, 2020

Storytelling adds magic to presentations ... yes, even business presentations. Learn how you can use stories to make your presentations more engaging …

QuickBite: 3 Simple Ways to Add Impact to Your Presentations

September 1st, 2020


This episode of Public Speaking: Your Competitive Advantage focuses on three techniques that will help your presentations be more impactful, …

How to Be Professional Even When You're Not a Professional Speaker

May 4th, 2020

One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to presenting is delivering their talk without rehearsing. They believe, "I know what I'm going to say, so I'm all set."


But for those who want to engage, …

Be as Professional on Zoom as You are in Person

April 29th, 2020


We're spending more time on zoom than we could have imagined. It's not only a new format for many of us, but it's a whole new animal -- one that's …

QuickBites: How and When to Incorporate Your Benefit Statement

January 21st, 2020

In this brief episode, you are going to learn how you can quickly differentiate yourself from other speakers, more effectively engage your audience, and have your audience understand the benefit from listening to you.


10 Public Speaking Myths Busted

January 10th, 2020

Some public speaking myths have been around for years. I have no idea how they continue to be perpetuated. Hopefully, this episode will help bring …

How to Transition to a Full-time Speaker with Clint Pulver

July 16th, 2019


Leaving a steady, secure job behind and transitioning to being a full-time speaker can be a nerve-racking undertaking, but it's well worth the effort …

How Writing a Book Can Catapult Your Speaking Career with John Jantsch

July 1st, 2019

Whether you are beginning your speaking career or are a veteran, writing a book on your subject may be one of the most advantageous tings you can do to showcase your expertise.


In this episode, John Jantsch and I …

How to Connect with Your Audience with Joey Coleman

June 24th, 2019

Public speaking is a craft -- a craft that no one really masters. It is a constant work in process, and for those who work at their craft, it is also a work in progress.


Award-winning speaker and best-selling author …

How to Develop Your Personal Brand Through Speaking with Sima Dahl

June 17th, 2019

Sima Dahl is a branding visionary who revolutionizes the way audiences think about generating demand. Her early career as an award-winning marketer …

How to Build Your Business Using Talk Trigger with Jay Baer

June 4th, 2019


We all know how beneficial word-of-mouth marketing is, yet only 1% of businesses have a word-of-mouth strategy. This is because many of us believe that being competent in our professions inspires people to talk about us …

How to Overcome Challenges With Suzanne Evans

May 28th, 2019

Is being a speaker one of your goals? You'll want to listen to Suzanne Evans, president of Driven, Inc., share your experience and advice to up-and-coming and established speakers alike.


In this episode, you'll …

How to Hone Your Presentation Skills With Dr. Ivan Misner

May 20th, 2019


This episode features an interview with one of my favorite raconteurs, Dr. Ivan Misner.


In the episode, you learn:

  • the difference between a fact …

How to Identify, Sharpen, and Champion Your Most Important Points With Joel Schwarztberg

May 13th, 2019


Every time you communicate, you're doing it for a reason. You want someone to understand something, do something, or change something. You're trying to make a point. But the only way to make a point is to have a point. …

Facts Tell, Stories Connect and Other Insights into Public Speaking with Bob Burg

May 6th, 2019


Bob Burg joins me for the first episode of The Speaker Station Podcast.


Bob is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and …

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