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15 Examples of Powerful Rhetorical Devices to Level Up Your Communication Skills
Here are 15 examples of powerful rhetorical devices that will help you level up your communication and engage your audience effectively.
16 Types of Speaking Engagements (And How to Find and Book Them)
Start exploring and pitching different types of speaking engagements to find what resonates best with your style and expertise.
5 Ways to Find Your Passion and Thrive
Learn 5 methods to help you find your passion, set goals, and create a fulfilling life aligned with your true interests.
25+ Impromptu Speech Topics To Show Off Your Communication Skills
Discover 25+ engaging impromptu speech topics to boost your public speaking skills and help you crush your next speech.
12+ Speech Examples That Worked — And What We Can Learn From Them
Want to become a better speaker? Here are 12+ speech examples you can learn from to improve your speaking skills.
How to Write and Deliver a Commemorative Speech (With Examples)
Learn how to write and deliver a powerful commemorative speech that makes an impact with these tips and examples.
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How to Get Invited to Speak at a Conference: 9 Key Steps
Wondering how to get invited to speak at a conference? Here are 9 key steps to land an invite to the conference of your dreams.
How to Get Corporate Speaking Engagements
With these steps, you can find corporate clients, deliver transformative talks, and forge relationships that turn into even more speaking gigs down the road. 
How to Become A Public Speaker (And Get Paid to Speak)
To become a public speaker who is actually successful, you have to carefully plan your business strategy just like any other entrepreneurial venture. That’s why we’ve put together this guide for how to become a public speaker. 
The Journey to Inspiring Others: 5 Steps to Becoming a Motivational Speaker
Today we're walking you through our five-step framework to launch and sustain a successful career as a motivational speaker. 
How to Land on a Fee You Feel Confident With from Angie Besignano
This week, Maryalice Goldsmith and Angie Besignano are digging into how to charge your worth as a new speaker. If you need a few tips to feel more confident with your pricing, this episode is for you! 
Speaker Fees: The Ultimate Guide to Determining What You Should Charge
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6 Reasons Presentation Skills Are Important For Career Growth
Discover the importance of presentation skills in your professional life. Learn how to communicate effectively and accelerate your career growth.
How to Start a Speech That Captivates Your Audience
Learn how to start a speech in a way that grabs the attention of your audience and keeps them engaged from the first word.
How to Use Attention-Grabbers to Engage Your Audience (With Examples)
Learn how to use powerful attention grabbers to captivate your audience and hold their attention throughout your speech.
Hand Gestures 101: What They Mean and How to Use Them Effectively
Discover the meanings behind common hand gestures and how they vary across cultures in order to become a better communicator.
How to Prepare For a Speech: 7 Practical Tips
Preparing for a speech goes beyond mastering your content - it combines physical and mental preparation to ensure you’re at your best when you take the stage.
How to Use Hand Gestures to Improve Communication
Discover how hand gestures can improve your communication skills and connect with others more effectively.
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