Public Speaking Blogs: The Definitive List
The public speaking blogosphere: a large and varied space with fuzzy edges spanning many disciplines. There are public speaking blogs which focus on speech delivery, visual presentation design, speechwriting, humor, personal development, and interpersonal communication.
Public Speaking Bloggers: A Diverse Group
One is a world champion speaker; some speak professionally; others chronicle their first speaking steps. Many are authors – some more than once. Many are Toastmasters. Or were Toastmasters. Or recommend joining Toastmasters. Women and men. Young and old.
The only unanimous traits are (1) a passion for giving so that others may be educated and entertained, and (2) a way to subscribe to their articles with an easy subscription.
Learn from the Public Speaking Blogosphere
I compiled this snapshot of the public speaking blogosphere with three primary aims:
- To aid readers in the discovery of excellent public speaking blogs;
- To build ties within the community of bloggers;
- To provide encouragement to current and future public speaking bloggers.
For each blog below, sample articles are linked to give a flavor of the blogger’s style.
You can find a comprehensive Twitter List containing all of the known Twitter accounts for these bloggers here: @6minutes/public-speaking-bloggers .
Help Keep This List Updated
If you know of a blog that should be added, or if one of the blogs listed below is no longer available, or if you have any other ideas for updating the list, please contact Six Minutes.
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118 Public Speaking Blogs
Bert Decker: Decker Blog Twitter: @BertDecker
Bert is a well-respected communications coach and author
. His blog regularly features communications commentary on political and current events.
Garr Reynolds: Presentation Zen Twitter: @presentationzen
Presentation Zen may be the most well-known presentation skills blog thanks, in part, to the book of the same name (reviewed here
). His articles tend to link presentation skills for speakers to design fundamentals in art, music, and other disciplines.
John Kinde: Humor Power Twitter: @HumorPower
John's regular Observational Humor and Cartoon Caption series are anticipated reads every month. John is one of many on this list to offer an email newsletter in addition to his blog.
Tom Antion: Great Public Speaking Twitter: @TomAntion
Tom's blog is one of the oldest public speaking blogs, and focusses on platform tips and techniques for professional speakers. This blog is one part of his vast network of websites which drive people to his products.
Max Atkinson Twitter: @maxatkinson
Self-description: "Jottings on public speaking, presentation, conversation, and anything else that occurs to me about communication."
Art of Speaking
Primarily a directory of public speaking articles and links to presentation videos.
Mostly in English, but includes some Mandarin.
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