The Top 10 Public Speaking Books That Won’t Put You To Sleep

Matt KramerPublic Speaking

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There are a lot of books on the subject of public speaking. A lot. But are they all equal? I don’t think so. I’ve decided to put together a list of ones I feel worthy. The books that made this list offer fundamentals, yes, but they offer much more—a new perspective on speaking. We’re sitting in 2016 and the world is unresponsive … Read More

Tactical Analysis of 2012 Champion of Public Speaking: Ryan Avery

Matt KramerPublic Speaking, Speech Breakdowns

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Speech Breakdown and Analysis for the 2012 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Ryan Avery! Ryan Avery gave a lively speech full of championship data. He demonstrated a wide-ranging approach to public speaking that included some showmanship as well as the core principles which typically go unnoticed by the casual observer. Each breakdown I do brings with it a new technique … Read More

Tactical Analysis of 2013 Champion of Public Speaking: Presiyan Vasilev

Matt KramerPublic Speaking, Speech Breakdowns

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Speech Breakdown and Analysis for the 2013 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, Presiyan Vasilev! Presiyan gave a speech FULL of championship data. Each breakdown I do brings with it a new technique or perspective that differs from the rest, and that’s what makes them so valuable if your goal is to become a better speaker or speech writer. There is a … Read More

Analyzing My Losing Toastmasters Contest Speech

Matt KramerPublic Speaking, Speech Breakdowns

Last time was a little different than the norm where we worked through the finalists from the 2017 Toastmasters International Speech Contest. It was in-depth and provided a boatload of useful data. Today we’re gonna continue the trend of deviating from the norm. And with that, today’s speech breakdown is going to be for my own LOSING SPEECH from the 2015 … Read More

Open Letter To Public Speaking Gurus And Mystics

Matt KramerOvercoming Fear, Public Speaking

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This is an open letter to all the public speaking gurus, coaches, experts and mystics. Ignore at your own peril.  Time and time again do the most obvious and not-so-sexy things get ignored and go unreported by you public speaking bigwigs. Well I’m not gonna stand for it any longer! Specifically, it’s the advice you give to those wanting to overcome … Read More

Dear Matty Public Speaking Advice + 3 Simple Steps To Prepare For Your Next Speech When You Don’t Have A Lot Of Time

Matt KramerDear Matty: Public Speaking Advice, Public Speaking

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Dear Abby, right? If not, look it up. It’s an advice column for just about all things life. I’ve decided to do my own version called Dear Matty (should be enough to keep the copyright attorneys at bay).  Except, to keep it in line with Tactical Talks, the questions and advice will primarily deal with public speaking. It … Read More

Tactical Talks TOP 5: The Best Public Speaking Articles On The Web – Vol. #8

Matt KramerPublic Speaking, Tactical Talks Top 5

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ROUND 8 OF SCAVENGING BEGINS! Each month I will scour the interwebz looking for the best articles on public speaking.I’ll be looking for topics like these:Overcoming the fear of public speakingPresentation tipsBody language and other technical speaking tipsAnd anything in between…I’m looking for the interesting, the fascinating, the practical, and anything with worthwhile information to help you become a better communicator. … Read More

How To Motivate An Audience To Action Using These 4 Methods

Matt KramerMotivation, Public Speaking

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The beginning of your speech is important, but it’s not the MOST important.Sure, one could make an argument that it is. Since its main purpose is to win the audience’s attention in hopes that they’ll listen to whatever else you’ve got to say, I can see how the beginning could be considered the top dog.In the realm of what’s actually most … Read More

This Is What I Call The Speech Contest Hangover

Matt KramerPublic Speaking

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The past four weeks we’ve gone on a journey! The Toastmasters speech contest Journey to be exact.Now that the contest is long gone, what now? Fair question.  Today I’m going to share with you how I felt after the contest ended. I call it the contest hangover, but don’t get it twisted. Don’t confuse it with an alcohol-induced hangover, the opposite in fact.   Simply … Read More

Toastmasters Judgement Day: My Final Speech

Matt KramerMotivation, Overcoming Fear, Public Speaking

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**Be sure to check out PARTS 1, 2, 3 of the speech contest journey** And now we’ve arrived at the District contest. Judgement Day! This is the last contest before going to the the big dance—the Toastmasters International Convention. That’s where the semi-finals and the finals go down.No pressure :/The preparation leading up to this level was intense. Apart from practicing my … Read More