Category Archives: Speechcraft

Top 3 Presentation Tips (That Aren’t Content-Related)

Some would say that “Content is King” and everything else plays second-fiddle when delivering presentations. I vehemently disagree. As a person with plenty of public speaking experience (I’m a former President of a Toastmaster’s Club), who has seen many great … Continue reading

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Choosing Speech Topics Made Easy

A while ago, I overheard a few members of my Toastmasters Club discussing the difficulties they’ve had choosing speech topics. This surprised me because I have never found choosing a speech topic to be a problem. In fact, for me … Continue reading

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Presentation Rules

It was supposed to be an eight-page paper, of course, I wrote nine-and-a-half and had to cut. The week after the paper was due, we had to deliver 5-minute presentations based on our topics. My topic was “Web-based Word Processing … Continue reading

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Lawrence Clark Powell on Public Speaking

In his autobiography Fortune & Friendship (R.R. Bowker Co., 1968), well-known and respected librarian, Lawrence Clark Powell devoted a chapter(“Speaking of Books”) to a discussion of public speaking and how it came to play a major role in expanding his … Continue reading

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