Posts Tagged: speaking

Beat Your Secret Confidence Killer

It’s that time of year again! The next two days we’ll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. Kiyona Miah, Program Analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau, has a secret confidence killer. Kiyona struggles with public speaking and private speaking…well all… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Keep Opening to Your Purpose — Its Graduation Season Again

Spring, for me, is full of many things: cherry blossoms, outdoor activities, getting to wear sandals instead of real shoes, and this year ….. my graduate school graduation. It is a bittersweet moment and it can’t happen with out a commencement ceremony. Tis the season of college graduations and the ever anticipated announcement of the… Read more »

Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Having Fun and Becoming More Effective When Doing Impromptu Public Speaking

On Thursday, November 21, SPICE Toastmasters heard from a dynamic speaker — 2013 District 27 Table Topics Winner Clarence Featherson! Our Toastmaster of the Day kicked off this special meeting with the pledge of allegiance, mission statement, word of the day, and inspirational quote. Word of the Day: Cogent – Convincing or believable Inspirational Quote:… Read more »

Perils of The Open Mike – Bill Connor’s April 5 Column From Fortune.com

Just as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow in the east, politicians and business types will continue to forget the presence of a live microphone at precisely the wrong times. Consider President Obama talking sotto voce with Dmitry Medvedev after a joint appearance a couple of weeks ago, confiding to the Russian President that… Read more »

Public Speaking: Stand & Deliver

Public Speaking: Stand & Deliver I’ve been coaching candidates for the Presidential Management Fellowship’s in-person assessment lately, and one part of the assessment process is a 5-minute policy presentation which each candidate must deliver in front of a panel of judges. Public speaking is, for many people, scarier than watching Aliens while on PCP. Scarier… Read more »

On Becoming a Leading “Word Artist” on Stage and Page: How to ASPIRE-2 – Part I

As a speaker, writer and leader I’m always looking to follow in the mind-prints of, or at least understand and hopefully emulate, Nobel-prize winning scientist, Albert Szent Gyorgyi’s “elegantly simple” words: “Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought!” With originality as frame, form and function, what… Read more »

FedTalks 2010 – A Speaker’s Perspective

A lot of news gets made about an event like the one that just happened yesterday in the Sidney Harmon Theater downtown DC. FedTalks by FedScoop featured some really high power speakers like Craig Newmark from Craig’s List, Arianna Huffington from the Huffington Post, Congressman Jim Moran, and others. The subject for the event “How… Read more »