Global Speakers – Take a Stand, Change your World

Global Speakers – Reach out, Change your World.

Ilona Szabó de Carvalho is a drug policy and public security specialist from Brazil… but she wasn’t always a social activist. In fact, as you’ll discover in this TED talk, she was working at her chosen career in Banking when she made the decision to leave that behind.

She chose to become involved in two dynamic challenges to Brazilian society: illegal Drugs and Gun violence. She has worked with social and political activists around the globe. She is a founder of the Igarapé Institute, a Brazilian think-and-do tank, and she coordinates the international Global Commission on Drug Policy. All of this radiating from a Decision she made about 10 years ago.

Now let’s look at Ms. de Carvalho as a Speaker and Presenter. What can we learn from her Performance?  [Read More]

Winston Churchill – Speaking

Churchill-VWinston Churchill once said: “A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”

“Take this advice to heart. Even highly gifted speakers like Churchill would never ask an audience to listen for more than 25 minutes or so. Extending a presentation beyond half an hour will stretch any group’s attention span.”   ~Richard Branson

So, exactly how long is long enough? Well…

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Stutter to Success

Megan Washington speaks with a ‘stutter’ in this TEDx presentation but she sings without the ‘stutter’. Stuttering speech is not uncommon but it does discourage many people from speaking in public or at public events like TED.

There are 3 points I’d like you to take away from this presentation, [Read More]

How to Read a Speech


To Read a Speech or not to Read a Speech is a question many people ask themselves when facing the task of presenting information to any group large or small, business, professional, academic or pleasure. 

If you’ve followed this website for any length of time you know that my opinion on the matter is [Read More]

Speakers: young & leading @ TEDx


Speakers are starting young & sharing with confidence. This video shows us that people of any age can have something to say and a willingness to say it.

In this TEDx event a young 6th Grade student shows us how easy it is. Conversationally engaging us with eye contact and stage movement, he[Read More]

“The Fear of Speaking”

“The Fear of Speaking -
Toxic Phrase, Toxic Results”

Words mean more than those we say and so it is with the phrase “the Fear of Speaking.” It’s a familiar, socially acceptable, and convenient phrase to explain away one’s reluctance to engage in Public Speaking. And it’s the very common use and acceptance of the phrase that does more to produce less from a majority of citizens by… [Read More]