Worse than fearing that you are doing poorly is a self-promotion that you are doing well. The first sign of greatness is when a man does not attempt to look and act great. The same thing can be said of speaking. Someone who thinks himself as faking great speaking is a fake speaker. Before you […]
Do you really need to customize your speeches? No. I will tell you why and I encourage you to reflect on the significance of this lesson to your leadership journey. Almost every speaker out there will tell you that they’ll customize and tailor-fit their speeches to the need of YOUR audience. That sounds good most […]
Do not craft a speech — or hold an event — if you do not know how it can change the lives of those people who are attending.
You do not have to serve the need of everyone, but there is always a starving crowd which you can feed. Feed your crowd, not your ego.
Not everyone who will introduce you know how to introduce a speaker. You can help the organizers to present you well you to your audience by writing a good introduction. There are those who will steal the thunder away from you. This is the opportunity for them to shine and they look forward to this […]
Invite yourself to guest speak. I mean it.
If you have something to say and the world does not seem to notice you, tell them that you have something to say.
You deliver commencement speeches to honor people. As a graduation speaker, you have the responsibility to focus the spotlight on those who deserve honor. Because you are the commencement speaker, you have the opportunity to celebrate the uncelebrated and the unrecognized. You will not speak on that stage to recieve the lifetime achievement award. It […]