Public Speaking and the New Year

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!



10 Professional Speaking Tips That You Need To Know

Jim Anderson – The Accidental Communicator

Become a better presenter this year by talking to a better presenter.


Will the 2010 UK general election be the first one to leave us speechless?

Max Atkinson – Max Atkinson’s Blog

Examining the UK’s upcoming political speeches.


Only One Woman CEO out of The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World!

Marion Chapsal – Geronimo Leadership Coaching

Marion is kicking off 2010 with a blog about the lack of women CEOs in Harvard's Business Review.


Give ‘em a piece of your mind and be extremely visible with public speaking in 2010

Roberta Guise – Be Visible! Blog

Several great ways to add public speaking to your 2010 small business marketing toolkit.


What’s my best presentation tip for the presentations that you do?

Olivia Mitchell – Speaking about Presenting

Presentation solutions for a variety of situations you might face in 2010.


7 Simple New Year’s Resolutions for Improving Your Public Speaking

Nick Morgan – Nick Morgan’s blog

Do you share any of Nick’s resolutions?


Presentation Resolutions: Embrace Technology

Kathy Reiffensein – Professionally Speaking…

Here are some resolutions regarding technology.


Public speaking: voicing new hope in a new year

Cynthia Sparks – Starks Communications

A look at American resiliency and its impact on public speaking.