Reading List: Giving a Great Speech

Giving a great speech is no mean feat. The right tools can help everybody do a better job. As long as you know your topic, delivering your message successfully all comes down to preparation and practice.

We found this short but sweet Forbes piece particularly illuminating this week. From standing up straight to knowing how to work a room, from relaxation techniques to leading with anecdotes, they pretty much have all the p&p bases covered.

The words of wisdom come from professor/performance coach Jane Praeger and Forbes contributor Nick Morgan. If you can tolerate the terrible range of stock images, their 10 tips are well worth a look.

Estimated Reading Time:  3 minutes

Standout Quote: “Jump right in with a framing story that suggests what the topic is without giving it all away; a statistic, a question or some kind of interaction with the audience.”

Reading List is a new kind of post for our Effective Business Communication blog. Each week, we’ll point to an article, video or graphic that has taken our interest. The posts that made us stop scrolling and listen. We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.