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15 Powerful Persuasive Speech Examples to Inspire Your Next Talk
Here are 15 compelling persuasive speech examples to inspire your next presentation and help you convince your audience.
12 Simple Exercises to Build Confidence In Any Situation
Ready to build confidence and become a better person, colleague, and leader? Here are 12 practical confidence building exercises to help.
Understanding the 4 Basic Communication Styles: What You Need to Know
Learn your unique communication style and how to adapt it to communicate more effectively with others.
What Is Passive Communication? How to Overcome Your Fear of Conflict
Discover the long-term effects of passive communication on your relationships, self-esteem, and personal growth.
What Is Passive-Aggressive Communication? How to Identify and Address It
Passive-aggressive communication can be tricky to navigate. Learn how to identify the signs and find strategies to deal with it effectively.
What Is Interpersonal Communication? How to Connect, Engage, and Thrive
Learn how to use interpersonal communication to build strong relationships, improve teamwork, and achieve success in your personal and professional life.
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How to Make Money as a Faith-Based Speaker
We cover the faith-based speaking world at a glance, strategies for making money as a Christian speaker, and adding other streams of income.
How to Negotiate Your Speaker Fee
Are you a speaking professional looking for tips to negotiate your speaker fee? Learn how to maximize your income by negotiating based on the needs of your audience and knowledge of your worth.
How to get a speaking gig with a Fortune 500 company
The average speaking fee for corporate clients ranges from $5000-$50,000. Learn how to get a speaking gig with a Fortune 500 company.
How Much to Charge for Speaking?
How much should you charge for professional speaking gigs? Learn how much you can make as a public speaker.
How to go from Speaking for Free to Getting Paid to Speak
How can I stop speaking for free and get paid to speak? Where to find paid speaking gigs, how much to charge, and more tips inside!
5 things you should know about speakers bureaus
Speakers often think they need a speakers bureau in order to get booked and paid to speak. Here's why that's not always the case.
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How to Write an Effective Persuasive Speech Outline: 5 Key Elements
Learn the 5 key elements of writing a persuasive speech outline that will move your audience.
15 Essential Presentation Techniques for Winning Over Any Audience
Getting ready to give a speech or presentation? Learn how to captivate and wow your audience with these 15 tips and tricks.
Empowering Voices: How Female Speakers Inspire Change
Discover how female speakers are revolutionizing public speaking and inspiring change across the speaking industry.
How to Introduce a Speaker (With Examples)
Getting ready to introduce a speaker? Here's a few tips, strategies, and examples to help you master the art of speaker introductions.
Crafting a Message That Inspires: 7 Tips for Giving a Motivational Speech
Here are seven tips for how to give a motivational speech that you can start applying right now.
How to Write an Effective Speech Outline: A Step-by-Step Guide
Master the art of public speaking with our step-by-step guide on crafting a compelling speech outline that engages and persuades your audience.
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