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Smartphones: The speaker’s friend?

Ten years ago, when the iPhone was newly released and cell phones were in their relative infancy, it was common to hear event moderators, emcees, meeting leaders, and presenters remind audience members to turn off their mobile devices. That request is...
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Public speaking trends for 2017

At the start of the new year, I wanted share three trends in workplace presentations that I expect will continue to gain traction in 2017. If you want to be on the leading edge of public speaking trends, consider incorporating the following elements into...
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Tis’ the season: Graduation speeches

With spring in full bloom, it soon will be the season of graduation speeches. At the George Washington University, where I teach, a graduate student in my Professional Communication course Richard Ruiz won a competition to deliver the student address...
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