Amber Light Public Speaking Podcast

Amber Light Public Speaking Podcast Podcast

A podcast about public speaking and presentations. Advice, ideas and interviews.

Episode 17 - Persuade or Convince
In which I analyse the following quote from William Hazlitt: “The business of the orator is not to convince, but persuade; not to inform, but to rouse the mind; to build upon the habitual prejudices of mankind (for reason of itself will do nothing) and to add feeling to prejudice, and action to feeling." Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amber-light-speech-ti...

Episode 16 - Rhetorical Devices: Repetition Part 1
The most amazing gifts to speech writers and public speakers are rhetorical devices. They enable us to turn our prose into poetry. On this episode I’m going to explore two related forms of repetition called Anaphora and Epiphora. Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amber-light-speech-timer Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberlightapp/ Like on Goo...

Episode 15 - Books on Rhetoric
If you want to make your speeches more powerful then you need to understand the ancient art of rhetoric. In this episode I discuss three must-read books. Links to the books: http://amzn.to/1T16MCb http://amzn.to/1rPfEA7 http://amzn.to/1Yjlm84 Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amber-light-speech-timer Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberlightapp...


Episode 14 - The Three Part Speech Structure
When writing a speech it can be really handy to have an effective structure. The three part structure is simple but effective. Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amber-light-speech-timer Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberlightapp/ Like on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Amberlightapp/posts...

Episode 13 - Toastmasters Evaluation Competitions Part 2
Thinking about entering an evaluation contest at your Toastmasters club? Go for it! And here's some advice that may help you win. This is part two - ensure you listen to part one first. Some links to helpful information: https://mannerofspeaking.org/2009/05/29/speech-evaluations/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ3HbG-uvjA http://bit.ly/1qCQMez Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Follow on LinkedIn: https://w...

Episode 12 - Toastmaster Evaluation Competitions Part 1
Thinking about entering an evaluation contest at your Toastmasters club? Go for it! And here's some advice that may help you win. Some links to helpful information: https://mannerofspeaking.org/2009/05/29/speech-evaluations/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ3HbG-uvjA http://bit.ly/1qCQMez Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amber-light-speech-timer Like o...


Episode 11 - Memorisation Techniques Part 2
How can you memorise your speeches quickly and effectively? Here's more advice in the second part of this series. Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amber-light-speech-timer Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberlightapp/ Like on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Amberlightapp/posts...

Episode 10 - Memorisation Techniques Part 1
Maybe you have a poor memory or you might need to do a speech at short notice and just want to memorise things quickly. Here’s a few tips that will help you memorise your speech swiftly and with greater confidence. Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amber-light-speech-timer Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberlightapp/ Like on Google Plus: https...

Episode 9 - Storytelling Part 2: The Hero's Journey Continues
In last weeks episode I discussed The Hero's Journey and how it can help us with storytelling. On this episode I analyse how it works, especially for speeches. It can teach us a lot about creating compelling content. A description of The Hero's Journey: http://bit.ly/1nLJS4G Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/amber-light-speech-timer Like on Facebook: htt...


Episode 8 - Storytelling Part 1
If you're going to tell a story then it helps to have a great structure; and story structures don't get much better than The Hero's Journey, described in this episode. A description of The Hero's Journey: http://bit.ly/1nLJS4G Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberlightapp/ Like on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Amberlightapp/posts...

Episode 7 - Using Keynote for Presentations
In this episode I discuss how I use Keynote on my iPad to present my slides in presentations. Apple's slide software is sadly neglected by most people, and I explain why they're missing out. Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Make a donation per episode: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2772729 Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp...

Episode 6 - In Defence of Filler Words
We don't want our speeches to be full of filler words - but should we seek to eliminate them entirely? In this episode I make an argument that eliminating fillers may not be entirely desirable - and that as advice to others it may be demotivating as well as counterproductive. Support this podcast: Buy the app: http://amberlightapp.com/ Make a donation per episode: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2772729 Retweet our tweets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amberlightapp...