For many, 2009 was a struggle. Fortunately, the worst of the economic downturn seems to have passed. In its wake, many people were left wondering what had just happened and what they could have done differently. But as we enter the new calendar year, most of us switch from reflection to resolution. Responding to adversity with hope is a beautiful element of humanity, and the inspiration behind dedicating this latest installment of my public speaking blog carnival to the New Year.
Below you will find many inspiring compositions from an exceptional group of public speakers. I offer my deepest gratitude to our participants, and I highly recommend you take the time to explore their websites. Believe me, you won’t regret it.
Lastly, please feel free to let me know what you’d like to see more or less of in this blog during the upcoming year. My everlasting goal is to improve and better inform my readers, so your constructive feedback helps me to help you. Thanks in advance and enjoy the carnival!
Jim Anderson – The Accidental Communicator
Become a better presenter this year by talking to a better presenter.
Max Atkinson – Max Atkinson’s Blog
Examining the UK’s upcoming political speeches.
Marion Chapsal – Geronimo Leadership Coaching
Marion is kicking off 2010 with a blog about the lack of women CEOs in Harvard's Business Review.
Roberta Guise – Be Visible! Blog
Several great ways to add public speaking to your 2010 small business marketing toolkit.
Olivia Mitchell – Speaking about Presenting
Presentation solutions for a variety of situations you might face in 2010.
Nick Morgan – Nick Morgan’s blog
Do you share any of Nick’s resolutions?
Kathy Reiffensein – Professionally Speaking…
Here are some resolutions regarding technology.
Cynthia Sparks – Starks Communications
A look at American resiliency and its impact on public speaking.