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I have just returned home after my annual week teaching public speaking and communication skills at the IESE Executive MBA Programme in Barcelona, Spain. It was my 7th year working with fellow speaking professionals — and dear friends — Tony …

The post A conversation with Conor Neill appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” — Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 307) – Tyrion Lannister appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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There is a lot to learn about public speaking. The fact that I have been writing this blog for 10 years is testament to that. And no matter how much you learn, no matter how good you become, you will …

The post A giant leap forward in your public speaking appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, …

The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 306) – Theodore Roosevelt appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Your title slide occupies prime real estate in your slide deck. It is the gateway to your presentation. You can either spend time thinking how to use it to maximum advantage or miss an opportunity to grab you audience’s attention from …

The post Three ways to rethink your title slide appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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“As the polarized nature of magnetic fields can be used to generate electrical energy, polarity in a story seems to be an engine that generates tension and movement in the characters and a stirring of emotions in the audience.” — …

The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 305) – Christopher Vogler appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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On 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan, the vertical wall in the photo above. Alone. Without ropes …

The post How to handle public speaking nerves appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” —  Keanu Reeves Photo courtesy of Marybel Le Pape

The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 304) – Keanu Reeves appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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I do not consider myself to be a Trekkie, but I was a big fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was the second Star Trek series and the only one that I watched from beginning to end. The …

The post Patrick Stewart: A lesson from Shakespeare and Star Trek appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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“Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.” —  John Maynard Keynes

The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 303) – John Maynard Keynes appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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