The Buckley School of Public SpeakingConsulting Agency in Camden, South Carolina
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.
“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
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:
Some of our most successful students describe themselves as introverts. Here's what an attention-averse speaker can do to shine:
Our Valentine for you: A poem to impress your sweetheart that ALSO improves your public speaking.
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:
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:
Today we're remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the rhetorical device he used so beautifully: https://buckleyschool.com/…/rhetorical-device-of-the-month…/
Researching stories for our 30th anniversary brought back some dear holiday memories of time spent with some of our favorite people including Carol Charlton Ehreth, May Graham DeLoach, Melissa Criss Wilkes, Caroline Fagg, Jana Harrell Daley, Monte Parsons Gaillard, Pamela Schreiner, Libby Heath and Barbara Beard: https://buckleyschool.com/…/a-gift-for-friendship-christma…/
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:
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. https://buckleyschool.com/…/public-speaking-fears-make-a-g…/
While we're giving thanks--we're always grateful when speakers give thought as to how best they might thank an audience.
The same techniques that help you remember information can also improve your public speaking:
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 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.