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Six Minutes¬†began 5 years ago, with a speech critique about a novel presentation style.¬†Hundreds of articles, thousands of subscribers, and millions of visitors later, we’re still going strong thanks to you, our readers.

To celebrate our 5-year anniversary, we have compiled our 50 most popular speaking articles.

Please share this article with others, and save or bookmark it to return again and again to enjoy the best of Six Minutes. Thanks for reading!

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Six Minutes is dedicated to helping you become a confident and effective speaker.

One way to realize this goal is to offer not just one opinion from one person, but many opinions from many in the larger public speaking community. Last week’s article on using improv to boost your speaking confidence from guest author Leon van der Walt is a great example.

In this light, I invite you to write an article for Six Minutes.

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Two years ago, the very first article was published here on Six Minutes.

Since then, we’ve added 172 more, all of which are available free in the article archives.

Today, we celebrate the best articles of Six Minutes as determined by you, the reader. We list reader favorites in the major Six Minutes categories, from speechwriting to speech critiques, from visual aids to speaker resources.

It has been a pleasure sharing these articles with you. Thank you for your readership, and thank you for all of your emails with great suggestions and feedback.

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Six Minutes is dedicated to helping you become a more effective speaker and communicator.

One way to realize this goal is to offer not just one opinion and one voice, but the advice and opinions of the larger public speaking community. Last week’s excellent article on how to get into professional speaking from guest author Jane Atkinson is a great example.

Therefore, I would like to invite you to write an article for Six Minutes.

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Six Minutes entered the public speaking blogosphere six months ago.

Whether you discovered Six Minutes months ago or days ago, thank you for your readership.

Due to rapid subscriber growth lately, I’m going to mark the occasion by:

  • highlighting reader favorites;
  • summarizing the regular features; and
  • looking at future articles.

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This is the new home for the Six Minutes blog, previously at 6minutes.wordpress.com. All previous posts and comments have been migrated here.

WordPress.com is a fantastic free service for bloggers, but moving to a new host increases the tools at my disposal to deliver interesting content.

Thank you for your continued readership.

Andrew

The Six Minutes blog aims to study effective communication methods, with a focus on public speaking and presentations.

I am a both a practitioner as well as as student of effective communication techniques.

  • Written language – reports, emails, letters, proposals, and blogs
  • Oral language – 1-on-1 conversations, meetings, presentations
  • Body language – gestures, eye movements, body positioning

This is my motivation for starting this blog.