Monthly Archive for August, 2009

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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This is the biggest review ever, highlighting 30 great articles!

On Saturdays, we survey the best public speaking articles from throughout the public speaking blogosphere.

This review features topics including:

  • book recommendations;
  • persuasive speaking;
  • speech openings;
  • speaking to children;
  • handling interruptions;
  • reading your speech;
  • PowerPoint design tips;
  • rehearsal tips;
  • strategies for overcoming public speaking fear; and
  • Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking recaps.

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How many times have you sat in an audience and thought to yourself: “Man, I’d like to be up there!”

Perhaps you’ve given a few presentations and you find out that you’re pretty darn good at this speaking thing. Maybe you join Toastmasters and rise to the top of your club. Some time goes by and you start thinking “I can make a living at this. Imagine getting paid to speak!

You decide to go for it.

So what’s next?

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