Develop These 7 Skills to Become a More Influential Person
Each one of us has our own skills and talents, and we too can develop them and propel ourselves into positions of influence.
How to Get a Standing Ovation During Your Next Speech
Here are three tips to help you beat the blahs and earn applause the next time you take the stage.
Make It a Project to Improve Your Vocal Projection
Impromptu Guru Jill Schiefelbein gives tips to help you project better during a presentation.
3 Simple Steps for Becoming a Confident Speaker
The key is to picture yourself casually talking to friends in your living room.
My Pregnancy Forced a Pivot to My Business That Could Actually Spur Growth
When you're the front 'man' and rainmaker of a small business, the happiest news in the world comes with a generous side of 'holy crap!'
Is This Your Year to Speak -- and Get Paid?
Follow these three tips to transform yourself from passive audience member to authoritative professional speaker.
How to Tastefully Grab the Attention of an Audience
Attention-getters are key to a great speech -- as long as they're not over the top.
How to Hold a Microphone During a Speech
You're not a contestant on "The Voice" -- you're giving a presentation. Follow these best practices when the mic is handed to you.
What Steve Harvey Did Right and Wrong in Big Miss Universe Flub
The host announced the runner-up as the winner and had to apologize moments later and correct his mistake.
The Challenges of Doing the Publicity Circuit for Your Business
Between the talks, workshops, interviews and events, speaking constantly about your business can be a bit of a grind.
The 10-Step Routine Guaranteed to Prepare You For Your Next Big Event
Haircut? Check. Business cards? Check. The right frame of mind? That's the really important one.
How to Eliminate the 'Ums' and 'Uhs' From Your Speeches
Are filler words killing your presentations -- and your credibility? The Impromptu Guru can help you fix that.
Need a Last-Minute Trick for Conquering Stage Fright? Do the Penguin.
Impromptu Guru Jill Schiefelbein shows you how to quell those butterflies before the big speech with this simple technique.
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6 Ways to Channel George Clooney When Delivering Your Pitch
Like other entrepreneurship skills, smooth speaking takes practice. Here's how to stop fumbling over words in front of a crowd.
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