This is a super condensed version of the module on Speech Related Anxiety. If you're pressed for time and/or you only feel you need a small amount of information on the topic then this module may be perfect for you. If you need more information, check out the full length module.
This article explores motivations related to public speaking. It can help you establish powerful motivators which will empower you to take control of your next presentation and deliver it successfully! Part 1 covers types of motivations including intrinsic vs extrinsic.
Even if you already feel good about giving your next presentation, this article will help you find greater benefits to speaking in public so you can do so with a higher level of enthusiasm and confidence than you originally thought possible.
Comfort zones play a huge role in whether goals are met. This article explores how communication comfort zones relate to public speaking. Mastering these comfort zones can lead to more effective public speaking than you ever thought possible!
Everyone wants to be in control of their lives to some extent. That same desire to stay in control can affect public speaking in positive or negative ways. This article will help you understand your own desire to maintain control and how to balance that desire to become an even better public speaker.
If you've ever heard a passionate speech that moved you, odds are that the speaker was truly passionate about their subject. If you've ever heard a boring speech, odds are the speaker wasn't speaking about something they were passionate about. This article explores how having a passionate subject can make all the difference in a presentation.
If you are experiencing speech related anxiety, you are not alone! Almost everyone does at some point or another. This is an introduction to one of the most important articles in Pspeak: resolving the fear of "public speaking".
All people have comfort zones - including communication comfort zones! This section explores how these comfort zones can cause speaking anxiety in certain situations and what you can do about it if this applies to you.
Preparing for a presentation can mean the difference between success and failure just like any other activity. This article will help you prepare for YOUR next presentation! Part 1 of 2 learning the material, visualizing success, and practice.
Understanding your audience is a valuable skill; BEING a great audience is yet another skill that can make you an even more effective communicator. Part 1 of 2 covers mastering your own skills to share with others, being appreciative when someone presents to you, and more.
Speaking for business is one of the most important arenas of public speaking. This series of modules will help you learn the finer points related to giving a business presentation. Part 1 of 4 discusses speaking to clients versus peers, "business-speak", and more!
Public speaking related to education can be more critical than at any other time of life. This is a learning phase which will supply you with much of your knowledge that you'll need in the future, but it's also a phase during which authority figures can have a big impact on you, both positive or negative. This article explores many of these aspects.
This article explores interviews and related skills as a very important form of "public speaking" as an interview is a presentation about YOU that can change your life. Part 1 of 2 discusess listening to your "audience" and being aware of how your responses may or may not meet the interviewer's needs.
Considered by some to be one of the funniest film actors of all time, this speech by Carrey is about as good of a reference as one will find for a speech that uses humor, but it also contains unexpectedly thought provoking, moving words and ideas. This speech has numerous reference points for a variety of public speaking skills such as use of body language, great writing skills, a unique perspective, and more.
As one of the most popular athletes of all time, Michael Jordan's speech is a worthwhile reference for the aspiring public speaker. It's a fascinating blend of insights, subtle tension, and elements that relate to the process of becoming a capable, confident speaker.
One of the most powerful women in show business and the world, “Oprah” shares insights and experiences with the Harvard graduating class of 2013. Her speech is an excellent example of using a strong presentation style, finding a passionate subject, a well-written speech, and much more.
Here's a refreshing, genuine presentation that makes a solid reference point for those looking to deliver a "standard" presentation (no props, singing, etc). Note this presentation is the match for Jillian and Seth's Best Man speech that we profile here in Pspeak.