January 3, 2012 | | Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2012! This is a busy year ahead of us, and as I have always said, it’s all about communication. So, I hope you’ve resolved to improve the quality of your communication. How? I’m glad you asked! It’s really simple, and it’s really effective. There’s a lot of little things you need, but without a good format, not much else will matter. So, if you can’t enroll in my

June 9, 2011 | | Comments Off on Perfect Plan for Persuasion

One of the biggest problems I’ve noted over the years teaching a course in public speaking is that students just don’t get the concept of persuasion. This is an unfortunate problem, as much of your professional life will be trying to influence others. You’ll have to persuade someone to hire you, promote you, increase your salary, invest in your company, buy your product… It quite literally pays to know how

May 10, 2011 | | Comments Off on Step Up Your Game

Maybe it’s my fault. I’ll take the blame. However, it’s not enough to simply say that. I need to do more. I’ve noticed a disturbing trend over the last few terms regarding the quality of the speeches I hear. On the one hand, I’m happy to note that my students are grasping the concept of the format. On the other hand, I’m noticing that there’s a lack of… thinking going