Category: Perspectives & Insights

 

How to Work with a Speech Coach

Improving your performance as a speaker is about continually advancing your skills. Simply put, if you’re not getting better, you’re likely getting worse. Choosing to work with an executive speech coach is a great way to gain new insights and approaches to developing and delivering more effective speeches and presentations. Here are a few tips on how to make the...

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Advance Your Public Speaking in 2015

What role will public speaking play in your 2015 success? It may be much more than you think! Join me for a free 30-minute webinar on Thursday, January 22nd at 3:00 pm EST/12:00 pm PST to review the key steps you can take this month to ensure better, more meaningful and more effective speeches and presentations throughout the year. Participants will receive...

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10 Public Speaking Tips

It’s go time. You are about to begin your very important speech or presentation. This is a special moment, filled with anticipation and, maybe for you, stress and fear. But, these five seconds or so also offer you one last opportunity to prepare for a great public speaking performance. Use this time to your advantage by doing these 10 things: Remember your...

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Speeches and Content Marketing

Today, more than ever, a speech is often much more than just a speech. In fact, I see speeches and presentations as a critical part of an ongoing discussion you have with key stakeholders on issues affecting your organization. This discussion is asynchronous, sometimes anonymous and always “on.” It happens face to face, over video, telephone and especially through social media. As we all know, social...

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Updated Schedule for CONCEPTS | CONTENT | COACHING Webinars

Below is the updated schedule for my ongoing series of free webinars on achieving a greater return from every speaking opportunity. Each session will be an hour long and will focus on one of the 3-Cs of successful speeches and presentations: COACHING – Thursday, September 5 at 10:00 am CDT Effective preparation and rehearsal Speaking with confidence Pacing and dynamics...

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Free Webinar: Great Speeches Start With Great Content

Join me this Thursday, August 22nd at 2:00 pm CDT for Part 2 of my CONCEPTS | CONTENT | COACHING webinar series. We’ll  discuss my successful techniques for developing more effective content for speeches or presentations and focus on creating audience-connecting experiences through your messages, structure and media. Email me at cliff@kennedyspeech.com for additional information and to reserve your spot. The third part of the series on COACHING is...

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Welcome

Along with my new branding and website comes an update to my blog, The Discussion. This is where we can share our views and ideas on the art and craft of public speaking. It’s also where you can ask questions and find answers about creating and delivering more successful speeches and presentations. Be sure to check back often for news,...

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Free Webinar Series: CONCEPTS | CONTENT | COACHING

Please join me for an ongoing series of free webinars on achieving a greater return from every speaking opportunity. Each session will be an hour long and will focus on one of the 3-Cs of successful speeches and presentations: CONCEPTS – Tuesday, August 6th at 10:00 am CDT How speeches are unique Understanding the rules of drama and rhetoric Defining...

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