Entries by Michael Gladkoff

Presentation Skills – Use Ancient Wisdom to Boost Your Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Public speaking and presentation skills have been taught for centuries. Over 2,000 years ago, Aristotle described the three modes of persuasion in his book Rhetoric. In Greek, these are called ethos, pathos and logos. The definitions of these three rhetorical appeals are: Ethos – character Pathos – emotion Logos – logic. According to Aristotle, any […]

Tips for Writing a Keynote Speech

Whether you are an experienced writer or not, writing a keynote speech is the first step in preparing for success when speaking at a conference or other important event. The main responsibility of a keynote speaker is to set the tone for an event or conference program. So a keynote speech needs to be inspirational […]

Storytelling to Empower Your Speeches and Presentations

Storytelling is a powerful tool to use in speeches and presentations. From early childhood, we develop an appreciation for stories and the ideas they communicate. Including storytelling in your speeches and presentations will enable you to convey your message in an entertaining, memorable and indirect way. People will remember good stories and their lessons long […]

Five Common Public Speaking Myths

Public speaking myths abound. Over the years I have repeatedly heard and read a number of myths about public speaking. Let’s look at five common myths about public speaking that can hinder the development of speaking and presenting skills if they are believed and followed. Public speaking myth number one: ‘Your words are not that […]