How to Deliver a Strong Effective Speech

Our guest article author, Tessie Barnett, works as lead writer for GigSalad, the marketplace for booking bands, performers, speakers and services for events, parties, and productions of all types and sizes. In any business or relationship, good communication is essential. The more developed your skills are, the easier it is to connect, inspire, and exchange ideas. So a healthy, well-planned approach to public speaking will not only help your presentation, but…

7 Ways To Get Over Fears of Public Speaking

Picturing a room full of people naked? That’s old news. It also just might make you weirdly uncomfortable if your boss is sitting in the front row! However, the age-old advice is not without its more helpful counterparts–ideas that will actually help you get over your fear of public speaking and rock your next public performance. Whether you’re about to get on stage at a music team building event or…

Why Public Speaking Is One Of The Most Important Skills

Discussions of public speaking courses bring up sitcom-like memories for some—and complete panic for others. From high school to college to professional training programs, the element of improved speaking looms large in many educational settings. While fears of speaking in public (and overcoming them) are the topic of many articles, the reasons for mastering the skill aren’t always apparent to non-performers. However, from the most minute of public speaking responsibilities to…

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Why should you step out of your comfort zone? After all, there’s nothing wrong with being comfortable. But usually, to innovate, to change or to grow you’ll have to step out of your comfort zone. Even for creative types like me, it’s not always easy to try something new. It involves risk and triggers fear of failure. Innovative companies know that part of innovating is experimentation. In order to be…

Fear Of Public Speaking

A while back I wrote an article on how to be a better public speaker. But after an event I was at last week, it’s occurred to me that for many of us, before we can focus on how to be a better speaker, we may have to conquer our abject fear of public speaking. There’s a great Seinfeld quote that summarizes how deep this fear goes, “According to most…

How To Improve Communication Skills

Helping groups understand how to improve communication skills is an integral part of the work we do at Kidbilly Music. Everyone’s personal style of communicating is different and reflects who they are. But even when there are many different styles within a company or a team, there’s always opportunity to create a culture for better communication to improve quality of work-life, trust and efficiency. Efficiency isn’t a fun sounding word,…

How To Be A Better Public Speaker

Believe me I know how it feels to perform badly at public speaking. I had to work and learn how to be a better public speaker. For me, it didn’t come naturally at all. I’m a lifelong pianist, songwriter and performer, but honestly live performance was always so hard for me. I’m more naturally comfortable in the recording studio or at home crafting a song for someone else to sing….