My Top 10 Speaking Lessons of 2010

Strong Suggestion: Bookmark and save this page for future reference! This is a page worth bookmarking, because it can become the gift that keeps on giving as you navigate through this wonderful art of public speaking. Before you dive into my Top 10 posts from 2010, here is another valuable gift. For years people have […]

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12 17 Deadly Mistakes in Public Speaking

This is an excerpt from the book World Class Speaking by Craig Valentine (that’s me!) and Mitch Meyerson Warning: As I posted this and re-read this, I realized something you’ll surely come to see. Because this content is in the opening chapter of the World Class Speaking book, it’s a preview of what’s to come in […]

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6 3 Keys to Customize your Speech and Wow your Client

When companies bring you in to speak, they don’t want a cookie-cutter presentation. They want you to customize the message and the experience just for their staff. Doing so means the difference between being re-hired time and time again (and building a lucrative business without much marketing cost) or doing “one-off” speeches, burning that bridge, […]

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10 Want to Add Humor to Your Speeches?

 Do you want to add humor to your speech? Don’t. Never add humor to your speech. Always uncover humor within it. There’s a huge difference. Added humor is often forced and you have to go out of the way on a detour to get  it. However, uncovered humor is what I call Detour-free humor. In […]

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