SpeakHQ Blog

How to be a good event MC

By Admin Account | April 17, 2019

A special public speaking challenge is to be the emcee (MC), or host, of an event. Unlike giving a talk where you are the star, the primary job of the emcee is to help the whole event function well. It requires a different framework for thinking about what success looks like. Instead of just delivering…

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How To Break the Ummm Habit

By Admin Account | October 23, 2018

One of the most common bad habits people have when speaking to groups is saying “ummmm” or “uhhhh” between words. Here’s an excerpt from Confessions of a Public Speaker that explains why we do this: Most people say umms and uhhs when they speak. These are called filler sounds and we make them mostly to…

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Welcome to SpeakHQ

By Admin Account | June 15, 2018

If you know anything about my story, you know I’ve been speaking in front of audiences for many years. I wrote the book Confessions of A Public Speaker to teach the lessons I’d learned, largely the hard way through hundreds of presentations, in a way more practical and honest than most books I’d seen. But…

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