All Posts by Craig Valentine


7 Irresistible Public Speaking Hooks

If you don’t have hooks strategically sprinkled throughout your speech, chances are your audience will bail mentally if not physically. You have to find ways to keep hooking your audience in so THEY don’t want to let go. 7 Irresistible Hooks Below you’ll find 7 irresistible hooks (in no particular order) that get your audience […]

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How to Use Humor in Your Serious Speech

Many speakers can get laughs with a humorous story. However, what about when you have a serious story? Is it still appropriate to use humor?  The answer is, “Sure, but it shouldn’t feel forced.” It should not feel like the humor came out of left field. It should feel congruent. Below you will find one […]

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