Even confident speakers say they experience nerves, that they have to psych themselves up sometimes to give a certain presentation or face a certain type of audience.

Introverts, take heart! Every speaker can find a way to own the stage, even the ones who'd prefer not to be there. Here's how...

“It's the very best way to learn. The Buckley team mapped each individual curriculum to our strengths and weaknesses as speakers. I left with a new set of skills I was itching to put into practice.” ~ Twitter Marketing Executive

The Buckley School is the premier public speaking school for executives and professionals, providing presentation skills training and personalized coaching.

We're digging into our own history as we mark our 30th anniversary. If you've ever visited us, you know our house plays a small role in making our public speaking programs memorable:

On the National Register, featured in Town and Country--this old house has been our home for 26 of our 30 years. Here's the story of how it's become an important part of the "Buckley Experience."

Some of our most successful students describe themselves as introverts. Here's what an attention-averse speaker can do to shine:

Introverts, take heart! Every speaker can find a way to own the stage, even the ones who'd prefer not to be there. Here's how...

Our Valentine for you: A poem to impress your sweetheart that ALSO improves your public speaking.

Here to help you enhance those dulcet vocal tones, just in time for Valentine's Day: Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

On Abraham Lincoln's birthday, a look at how his speeches are helping young orators excel and how you can apply the same techniques to your presentations:

A tweet from Ford’s Theatre caught our eye: "Today ‪#FordsOratory students head to the Lincoln Memorial to practice giving their speeches in the footsteps of other great orators!" We had to find out more...
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People are surprised to learn when public speaking doesn't come easy to high profile leaders. When we read this article, our eyes went straight to the part about Coach Staley's reluctance to speak--and how she handles it:

She wasn't much of a talker until her job demanded it. Here's how Olympian and once-shy public speaker Dawn Staley finds her voice and how the same technique can help you...

Today we're remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the rhetorical device he used so beautifully:…/rhetorical-device-of-the-month…/

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In 2018, we'll be marking the 30th anniversary of The Buckley School and the launch of our flagship program, The Executive Seminar

Because, yes, it turns out potential employers can tell when you're interviewing for that job and shopping for Christmas gifts at the same time:

After hearing some crazy stories from employers, we turned to our resident interview expert for help...

Whether you're his biggest fan or not so much, Duke's Grayson Allen can teach speakers a few things about handling nerves, lessons that come from a public speaking class that tripped him up.…/public-speaking-fears-make-a-g…/

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While we're giving thanks--we're always grateful when speakers give thought as to how best they might thank an audience.

Audiences appreciate a courteous speaker--but what's the secret to conveying your genuine gratitude? Some ideas for going above and beyond...

The same techniques that help you remember information can also improve your public speaking:

We’ve been traveling so much to facilitate on-site training, we can barely remember where we are. But one plus--time to read articles like this one on improving your memory...

After 200+ days in space, this International Space Station commander has just published a book of his photos and is on a book tour this month. Our process for helping him develop the stories to tell in his talks can work for other speakers, too.

When you have dozens of out of this world stories to tell, how do you choose? That's the challenge for Astronaut Terry Virts...

When everyone's talking sports trivia this weekend, maybe you can one-up them with this tidbit on how a smart presentation+shrink wrap=the launch of ESPN.

ESPN's founder shares our concern for managing supporting materials. It was key, he says, to pitching his proposal for the network. Here's what he did...