5 results for tag: public speaking


5 Quick Ways to Structure a Winning Presentation

In Timothy Koegel's The Exceptional Presenter, he guarantees that if you use the following five components - you can master any presentation. This could be a 60-second elevator pitch or a 20-minute keynote or a 2-hour workshop. Personally, I used this approach in my latest sermon at a church and it has elevated my delivery significantly. Whether you're scheduled for a media appearance or job interview, these five components will benefit you greatly. 1. Begin with a "Purpose" Ralph Smedley said it best: "A speech without a purpose is like a journey without a destination." Picture yourself speaking in front of your audience. You are about to ...

The Youngest World Champion of Public Speaking on Being a Speaker, Leader, Champion

I had the privilege of interviewing my friend Ryan Avery, the youngest world champion of public speaking in history. Ryan helps leaders build better presentations and develop communication strategies that will help grow your business. He is a best-selling author of his first book “Speaker, Leader Champion." (If you'd like to win FREE book of Ryan's new book, follow the instructions at the bottom of this article.) Paul: Congratulations Ryan for becoming a best-selling author of your first book "Speaker, Leader, Champion." What is your inspiration for this book? Ryan: It's my belief that your voice is the  most powerful tool on the planet ...

7 Tips for Killer Presentations from the World Champion of Public Speaking

“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson Google "public speaking" and you'll find more than 545 million hits. When you consider that fear of public speaking is considered more than fear of death, the results aren't as surprising. As an aspiring author and public speaker, I consider presentation skills as an indispensable competency to fulfill my vision as a thought-leader and pioneer in equipping, empowering, and transforming the next generation of leaders and organizations. (more…)

Interview with Ryan Avery: How to Speak Like a World Champion of Public Speaking

On my first visit to a Toastmaster session in my life, I had the privilege of listening to an awe-dropping speech from Ryan Avery. At age 25, Ryan is the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history. He currently works as the Director of Marketing and Communications at Special Olympics Oregon. I interviewed Ryan to share his journey and advice on how to become an effective communicator and public speaker. First and foremost, check out his championship speech at the finals of the 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReE7-X70iPU] (more…)

How to Become an Authentic Speaker

Can you believe that the fear of public speaking ranks higher in most people’s minds than the fear of death? In other words, at a funeral, the average person would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy. In fact, 3 out of every 4 on average people have speech anxiety causing enormous stress when delivering public speeches. I also happen to suffering slightly from this anxiety. Thankfully, the level of anxiety has been diminishing gradually through a growing confidence in my ability to completely be myself and not contrived in any form or fashion. In the last several years, I have felt a growing desire to become a better speaker – ...