A Brief Thought: Incorporating Personal Experience Into Your Speech

One key element of crafting a resonating speech is incorporating your personal experiences, stories, and emotions. This will help you to relate to the audience. The challenge in doing this is you may feel the temptation to make it all about you. Remember, your focus should be on the audience. Comedians may use their experiences …

Robert Kennedy, an Impromptu Eulogy, and The Power of Empathy in Public Speaking

Empathy is a tool that can be used effectively by speakers, especially when addressing a diverse audience. You may not share a similar background, ethnicity, gender, age range, etc. You may not be able to relate completely, but you can always empathize.

Before You Speak — Understanding Delivery Methods

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock with no smartphone, television, or other 21st-century technology, you’ve probably seen a speaker give a speech. This could’ve been a religious leader delivering a sermon, a politician addressing constituents, celebrities giving commencement speeches, non-profit leaders addressing the community, or simply Johnny from down the street speaking at a …