“No task is so humble that it does not offer an outlet for individuality.”

-William Feather

And there is no doubt that that applies just so well to public speaking. it is our chance to put our own individual stamp on the presentation – whether it be a short toast or a keynote to a roomfull of people. I see public speaking as a fantastic creative outlet. And, of course, a chance to build your image. Thanks, William Feather

Creativity Games for Trainers

Dr. Robert Epstein’s Creativity Games for Trainers arms you with 30 innovative, entertaining games guaranteed to enhance creativity in any organizational setting.

Use them to develop creativity workshops or to breathe life into any training sessions.

Each ready-to-use activity comes complete with lists of required and optional materials, time recommendations, reproducible handouts, follow-up discussion questions, and other essential information. You’ll also find simple instructions for customizing exercises to different settings. . .data collection forms to help measure and track success. . .special “challenge exercises” that help participants develop their own games. . .and unique “application exercises” to assist users in promoting creativity on their own.

You’ve already got what it takes, or why public speaking experts should shut up and sit down.

You already have everything you need to be an effective, charismatic speaker. You do. You don’t need to adopt certain tricks or mannerisms. Nor do you need to speak with an artificially amped-up enthusiasm or energized voice. You do not need to move in this way or that. Or use props or PowerPoint. All of these suggestions, though well-meaning, keep us struck in the illusion that we need to be other than who we are right now, in this moment, in order to speak well in public.

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Storycatcher – making sense of our lives through the power and practice

Making Sense of our lives through the power and practice of Storytelling
by Christina Baldwin
Christina Baldwin’s work on Story…the art, the practice, the importance of telling and re-telling stories in our lives is a stunning masterpiece. Woven beautifully with fragments and selections of her own stories, Baldwin once again instructs, enchants and inspires the reader about the critical nature and importance of the individual stories of all of us. Whether it’s to build community, heal generational wounds, create stronger organizations, leave a legacy, or simply to pass on information, Baldwin’s narrative builds a compelling case for the power of “storycatching.” A magnificent read…and a wonderful gift to give. What will be the questions you carry to ask of yourself and others? A must-have!!

How not to make a powerpoint

This is remarkably true!! “How not to make a PowerPoint”

Tips On Public Speaking; The Seven Secrets You Need to Know

With the information age upon us, and immense knowledge being constantly shared, people are being asked more frequently to address public audiences. The need to define study tips on public speaking is rapidly growing. More and more people are standing in front of their audiences with nothing to say, or it seems that way. These following tips on public speaking will show you why it is important to target you message to an audience that will enjoy it.

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Why you should never read your speech …

Planning on giving a talk?

If you’re a nervous speaker, you might be tempted to write your speech and then read it. Don’t!

Here are 5 reasons why reading a speech is an invitation to disaster.

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Quote for the Week

If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.

Dianna Booher