About Six Minutes
Six Minutes is a public speaking and presentation skills website.
We offer regular feature articles on speech writing, delivery techniques, PowerPoint and visuals, and speaker habits. In these articles, you will find tips, insights, and strategies which help you become a confident and effective speaker.
In addition, we also also deliver special features including:
- speech critiques enhanced with video;
- public speaking book reviews; and
- weekend recaps of the best public speaking articles from the public speaking blogosphere.
We feature articles by a diverse set of communication experts, with decades of speaking experience around the world. Their unique expertise and perspective will help you achieve your speaking goals.
Most Popular Articles
If you are new here, you may like to start with some of our most popular articles:
- 17 Easy Ways to Be a More Persuasive Speaker
- How to Improve Your PowerPoint Slides with the Rule of Thirds
- Speak Up! A Guide to Voice Projection
- The 25 Public Speaking Skills Every Speaker Must Have
- 8 Key Points for Perfect Presentation Practice
- The 7 Deadly Sins of Public Speaking
You’ll find many more popular articles on the Six Minutes home page.
A complete list of articles can also be found in the archives.
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I’m Andrew Dlugan, and I’m the founder of Six Minutes.
I am passionate about the power of effective communication. I have two decades of communications experience: teaching courses, delivering keynotes and seminars, coaching speakers, and emceeing events. I am an award-winning public speaker and speech evaluator. I have been a Toastmasters member since 2005; you can read more about my Toastmasters accomplishments here.
I have bachelor’s degrees in both engineering and computer science. Earlier in my career, I devoted nine years to cancer research and medical imaging. More recently, I am involved with satellite data analysis, aviation, and web technologies.
When I’m not solving engineering problems, speaking to an audience, or working on Six Minutes, I enjoy reading, traveling, photography, woodworking, and spending time with my family.
I am happily married, and we have one daughter. We live just outside Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Want to contact me? Visit the contact page.
About This Website — sixminutes.dlugan.com
Six Minutes is built on the WordPress platform. The original theme was MistyLook, but it has been substantially rewritten and customized over the years. I designed the look and feel, and also wrote custom software to enhance the usability of the site.