Speaker Training

Avoid Jargon-Creep

  Keep your language simple and universal whenever possible. Unless you’re speaking to a closed audience made up entirely of industry members who understand the buzz words, stay away from acronyms and slang. Computer people are especially prone to this….

Speaker Training

Present A “Holy Sh*t!” Moment

Look for opportunities in your presentation to wow your audience with something that will give them a moment of pause. In his book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo explains that every presentation given by Steve Jobs, business…

Speaker Training

Prepare to Laugh at Yourself

Unexpected events are going to occur. We need to learn how to laugh it off and move on! Embarrassment is self-conscious emotions dictated by a disconnect between how we feel we should respond or act and how we actually respond…

Speaker Training

Step Away From the Podium

When you have the option, get out from behind the podium. It’s not always possible to step away from a podium. If you are delivering a formal speech or hosting an awards ceremony, it may be your only option. However,…

Speaker Training

Your Self-Talk Matters

The way you see yourself is directly affected by how you talk to, and about yourself. There’s an old axiom, often attributed to Dr. Joyce Brothers that states, “You can’t consistently act in a manner which is inconsistent with the…

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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.