During my latest workshop on making successful presentations, I received several questions on a wide range of topics related to public speaking. Since we didn’t have time to cover everything in person, I decided to do a deep dive into these topics here in this blog post. Even if you weren’t able to join the workshop, you’ll still find some useful advice among the links below.
For those who were able to attend, I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks for your time and enthusiasm.
The content below includes some of my most popular content on public speaking as well as a handful of additional resources that influence and inspire my work. Feel free to take it all in, or skip right to the category that interest you the most.
General Resources on Presentations
If you are looking to rebuild your presentation style from the ground up, consider exploring some of the resources below. As with all advice, don’t feel pressured to follow everything below word-for-word. Challenge yourself to try new ideas and techniques, but ultimately pick and choose what works for you.
Presentation Content Tips
The following articles cover topic selection and how viewing public speaking as a performance can increase your confidence.
Continuous Improvement and Dealing with Mistakes
Check out the links below to learn how to minimize the risk of trying new things in your presentations (and what to do if things go wrong).
My clients often cite the Q&A session as the most difficult aspect of public speaking. Read the articles below to learn how to make your next Q&A session a manageable, if not enjoyable experience.
Although I hope you take the time to explore these resources, don’t forget the most important advice of all: No matter how much you read or study, you’ll never improve without practice. Don’t shy away from public speaking opportunities. Instead, take them on with enthusiasm, applying more and more of what you learn to each presentation that you give.
“You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over."
-Sir Richard Branson