The Holidays are a time to celebrate the many joys of the season and to enjoy the company of those you cherish. In addition to my wonderful family, relatives and friends, I am grateful for my colleagues and clients and the many new connections that I’ve made this year through my blog.
So I’d like to say thank you to YOU, our wonderful readers, and give you the gift of our first “blog carnival.” Below you will find thirteen blog posts by an outstanding group of public speakers. They have shared their thoughts, tips and musings on the theme of Public Speaking and The Holidays.
I offer my sincere thanks to our contributors for their participation and I look forward to making this blog carnival a continuing feature for you all to enjoy.
Jim Anderson – The Accidental Communicator
“A poorly given toast can burn a relationship.”
Lisa Braithwaite – Speak Schmeak
Learn how to manage your anxiety, let go of your fear, and genuinely enjoy yourself at Holiday parties.
Terry Gault – Speak Fearlessly
5 simple guidelines for communicating at a Holiday gathering.
John Goalby – World Champion Evaluator
Three types of feedback gifts that one can give to experienced speakers.
Marilyn E. Jess – Speaking Of…
Suggestions on how to listen more and speak less to improve one’s public speaking skills this Holiday Season.
Lisa B. Marshall – The Art of Speaking Business
10 tips towards mastering the art of mingling at your office party.
Olivia Mitchell – Speaking about Presenting
7 ways to give the gift of public speaking this Holiday Season.
Nick Morgan – Nick Morgan’s blog
An historical look at public speaking during festive occasions.
Kathy Reiffensein – Professionally Speaking…
A few tips to keep in mind as you toast the Season.
Scott Schwertly – ethos3
Top 10 most wanted public speaking items.
Stephanie Scotti – Speaker Notes
Reflect on this past year’s gifts and blessings with a video of the 2009 Voice of Democracy winner.
Martin Shovel – Creativity Works
“A medley of tips on how to prepare – and write – a speech or presentation that will make an audience sit up and listen.”
Cynthia Sparks – Starks Communications
A reflection on Christmas sermons from Cynthia’s favorite priests.
George Torok – Executive Speech Coach
Unplanned speeches during the Holidays can be dangerous!