Speaker Training

You Never Know Who’s In the Audience

Always comport yourself as if the most important person in your life’s watching you, because they may just be doing so! I’ve often been told that so and so had been in the audience, after I’ve delivered a talk or…

Speaker Training

Avoid the Apology

I would say the most common thing I see from my students is the tendency to walk up to the front, and tell us all the reasons why their talk is going to suck! I haven’t really prepared anything. I’m…

Speaker Training

Stay Within Your Time Limit…

 “Hey Doc, you have to wrap it up.”  About thirty minutes before I began writing this blog, I received a phone call from a friend who was scheduled to give a presentation that very evening. She asked me for some…

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What is CSP?

The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established in 1980, is the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill. The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) only on those speakers who have earned it by meeting strict qualifying criteria. Only about 12% of the top professional speakers around the world hold this distinction.

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