Have you read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? Or perhaps you’ve seen one of the many movie adaptations of the popular novel? In the book, Ebenezer Scrooge is an unkind, selfish, and greedy man who is visited one night by three spirits: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, … [Read more...] about Using Stories to Shape Narratives
We have many books that tell us exactly how to cite sources when writing. We can use an MLA or APA stylebook to put together that dreaded “works cited” list. But when it comes to speaking, things get a little muddy. Below are a few guidelines we can use to clear things up and give proper credit to … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Citing Sources in a Presentation
Alexander Graham Bell famously said, "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." As a speaker, you may be asked to present at events you don’t know much about. In those cases, you need to ask a lot of questions before agreeing to speak. The following list will allow you to gather … [Read more...] about Questions To Ask Before You Commit To Speak
We may call them lecturns or podiums or stands. Whatever you call them, there are many differing ideas on whether or not speakers should stand behind a lecturn. I generally remind speakers that whatever comes between you and the audience, comes between you and the audience. It’s essentially a … [Read more...] about Should I Speak Behind a Lecturn?