Public Speaking Tips: Grabbing All Types of Listeners

Did you know that when you speak, everyone hears you differently?

It’s true. At first, that seems daunting. You mean that if I am speaking to my 12-member team I have to speak to 12 different audiences all at once?

Not exactly…and I’ve asked Cindy Parsons to explain why.

Cindy is a business adviser and mom of four who loves to write and hike in her spare time. Take it away Cindy…

Public Speaking Listeners

Everyone experiences the world differently. We have the same sensory inputs — seeing, hearing and touch — but people develop preferences through which they understand the world around them. These learning styles are important to remember if you’re going to be speaking to a group.

Five Essential Tips for Successful Public Speaking

You wake up standing naked in front of the class.

A ravenous lion is chasing you across the Serengeti.

Living on the streets with no money, no food, and no clothes.

Cancer. Falling from a tall building.

Those are your greatest fears, right?

Not according to studies which show that the most common fear people have is public speaking.

Public Presentation Skills by Dan Erickson

Odds are if you are reading this, at some point in your life you will have to deliver quite a few public speeches and Dan Erickson can help you. He is a “communication instructor” at a community college by trade. He is also a writer and blogs at