10 Tips for Speaking while Traveling

I spend an average of 150 days on the road per year. For some, that’s an insane amount of travel. For others, it’s a drop in the bucket.  Regardless, many of us will have to give speeches while traveling, and travel can put a lot of stress on your health. Weather...

8 Tips for Speaking on the Phone

Sometimes your most important speaking situations will happen over the phone. You could be talking to a hiring manager, a prospective client, or someone with the ability to open doors for you. How do you use your public speaking skills to make a powerful impression by...

How to Listen to Others

Every year on the 4th of July in the United States, I pause to appreciate the First Amendment to the Constitution, especially the protection of freedom of speech. My team and I help people build their public speaking skills so they can find the courage to speak up on...

Announcing our New GPS Referral Program

We are proud to announce a new referral program: Pause, Reflect, Refer. Here’s how it works: • PAUSE and breathe in the middle of your busy day • REFLECT on how our workshops or speaking tips have helped you speak with confidence and the impact it has had on...

The Power of the Pause in Public Speaking

One of my favorite quotes by the Dalai Lama is: “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.” Pausing is one of the most powerful tools you have when you speak. When...

How to Read the Room and React Accordingly

Recently, I sat through a conference and decided to focus not on the speakers but on the audience. I observed their reactions to the speakers and looked for both positive and negative signs. Communication is a two-way street. You’re not speaking at your audience...

7 Tips for Speaking to an Expert Audience

“I have no problem speaking in public when I’m an expert in my field. But if I’m speaking to an audience that knows more than me, I’m constantly second-guessing myself.” Many of our clients struggle with this issue. For those of you in sales, how can you...

How to Speak Up in a Meeting

One of the best ways to practice your public speaking skills is by speaking up in a meeting. Many of our clients say that if you’re in the room for a meeting, you are expected to add your voice to the conversation. But if you’re in front of high-stakes clients...