The Public Speaker's Quick and Dirty Tips for Improving Your Communication Skills

The Public Speaker's Quick and Dirty Tips for Improving Your Communication Skills Podcast

The Public Speaker helps you to inform, motivate, entertain, and persuade better. Lisa B. Marshall, author of "Smart Talk: The Public Speaker's Guide to Success in Every Situation," has short, practical tips that help you to be engaging and memorable every time you speak. It's not just about public speaking, it's about effective communication.

352 TPS How to Change Topics Mid-Conversation
Do you ever find yourself in a conversation you don’t want to be having? Or maybe the subject has just gone on for too long. There are some polite ways to lead the conversation in a direction hopefully everyone will enjoy. Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, shows you how. Read full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2btyNB9...

351 TPS How to Express Anger in a Healthy Way
Do you struggle with understanding or managing anger? Do you wonder how to communicate when you’re feeling angry? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, has some tips to help. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2b7lhoQ...


349 TPS How to Tactfully Disagree with Someone
We all find ourselves in disagreements occasionally. So what should you do? Keep your mouth shut or say what you think? And if you speak up, what should you say? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, has the answers. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29YhIgT...

348 TPS How to Break the News to Your Teen
Wondering how to share sensitive information with a young adult child? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, shares a personal story, and a recent study indicating the best way to share sensitive information with an older child. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29IHybZ...


347 TPS Positivity and Listening Fueled Success for Sam Adams Founder
Do you wonder how some entrepreneurs become wildly successful? In many cases, attitude is the primary key to success, and communication skills is the second key. Here, Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, shares how one entrepreneur used these skills to change his industry. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29L7LWs...

346 TPS Want to Add Humor to Your Speeches?
Do you need to learn how to be more entertaining when you give presentations or speeches? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, gives you the tools to be a more engaging speaker. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29EpHmb...


343 TPS How Being Blunt Can Hurt Your Personal Life
Blunt, undiplomatic communication can be a real problem. In fact, it can’t really be called communication because it actually closes the door to further discussion. Here, Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, gives some helpful advice for improvement in both business and personal communication. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1PaXv5d...


342 TPS How to Acknowledge a Large Donation
Thanking someone for a large donation should involve more than just a thank-you note. Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, gives tips on how to best acknowledge a large gift. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1s3qMtC...

341 TPS Want to Speak Up More at Meetings?
Do you feel like you can speak in public everywhere except in front of your colleagues? This is not uncommon, but it is important to overcome, as it could hamper your career. Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, has some tips to help you be more confident at your next meeting. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1XKXPPg...

340 TPS How Rate of Speech Impacts Diplomacy
How much does the pace of speech matter in diplomatic speaking? What about credibility or persuasiveness? It matters a lot. And Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, gives you the details on how to use it to your advantage and that of your audience. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1WZszLC...


339 TPS Find Your Storytelling Style to Engage Your Audience
Storytelling is an important part of being human. Stories connect us to each other; they create a bond. We all love to hear stories, but can we tell them? Whether you’re a business professional giving a presentation, or a story-lover who wants to share stories with others, Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, will tell you how to deliver a great story to keep your listeners riveted. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/23hefhR...

338 TPS The Secrets of Storytelling: An Interview with Author Carmine Gallo
The ability to create and tell powerful stories is by far the most important skill of a leader because it can change minds, spark action, and stir passion. Lisa B, Marshall interviews best selling author Carmine Gallo about his latest book: The Storyteller’s Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch On and Others Don’t. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SUcswt...

337 TPS What the 'Serial' Podcast Can Teach Us About Storytelling
Storytelling is an important part of being human. We all love to hear stories, but can we tell them? The better we tell stories, the better we will connect with people in both our personal and our professional lives. In this episode, Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, will tell you how to hook people into your stories. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1QL1tRs...


336 TPS Can You Save Your Job? What to Do If You're About to Be Fired
In our current economy, job security can’t always be counted on. Sadly, many people find themselves in a position of being asked to resign, or just plain getting fired. Can you improve your job performance and save your job? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, offers advice on how to handle the awkward meeting with the boss, to give you the best chance to save your job or ease the transition into a new one. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Q87OpN...

288 TPS What Is Your DISC Style?
Do you know what drives you? What holds you back? What are your roadblocks to achieving the results and successes you desire in your career? To find out, take the free DISC communication style assessment right now! Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/18OsfKA...

335 TPS Are You Too Blunt?
Have you ever been given feedback that you are too direct, brutally blunt, brusque or abrupt? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SdeFQm...


334 TPS Read, Write, and Practice to Strengthen Your Vocabulary
Do you ever come across words you don’t understand? Or is English your second language and you want to build your vocabulary? Whether you’re a native speaker or a language learner, having a strong vocabulary is an important ingredient for success in business. But building that vocabulary requires strategy. Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, gives you a strategy that will reap great rewards. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1WQo8Ru...

333 TPS How to Fix Your Voice
Whether you are podcaster, a speaker, an actor, or a business professional developing the quality of your voice will help to have more impact with a powerful delivery. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Rk2c2G...

332 TPS Here's Why (and How) to Scrap Your Elevator Pitch
Do you know the best way to deliver a professional introduction? Have you ever been advised to create a memorized elevator pitch touting the features and benefits of your products and services? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1S36vwe...


329 TPS How to Influence When You Have No Authority
Sometimes you may find yourself in a position of wanting to affect change but not having the authority to do it. What then? Should you give up? No! Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, will share with you some great tips on how to make a difference even when you’re not in charge. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1LO774k...


327 TPS Are You an Abrasive Communicator?
Has anyone ever told you have an abrasive style of communication? Want to change how you communicate? Lisa B. Marshall answers a reader who asks how to have a friendlier voice, especially when interacting with her children. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1QPyyih...

326 TPS How to Stop Someone from Interrupting You
Do you know a chronic interrupter? Do you want to know how to politely deal with the situation? Let Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, help you find the best solution. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1nO7oyN...


325 TPS How to Deal with Slacker Coworkers
Do you work with a slacker? Tired of it and want to tell you boss? Lisa B. Marshall explains how to handle this difficult conversation. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/20rGzym...

324 TPS How Do I Continue a Stalled Conversation?
Do you ever get stuck in a conversation, not knowing what to say next? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, shares with you lots of great tips to keep that conversation going. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1lQlhL4...


323 TPS The Public Speaker's 10 Most Popular Episodes of 2015
Each year I have the fun of figuring out what were the top most listened to podcasts of the year. From bad first impressions to dishonest co-workers, from vocal fry to awkward silence, you will find an episode that will help you. Read the full transcript here: bit.ly/1IREQxV...

322 TPS 14 Steps To Becoming a Motivational Speaker
No matter what your interest in professional public speaking, understanding what it takes to be a professional speaker can help you to advance your career. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Od4Yiu...


320 TPS How to Enjoy Your Office Holiday Party
Office holiday party looming and you’re not sure what to do? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, can steer you through the sometimes-awkward but potentially-rewarding office party. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1mdlYi7...

206 TPS Why You Hate Your Voice
When you hear your voice on playback, it's usually higher-pitched and thinner than what you expected. The Public Speaker explains why this is and why it's ok....

319 TPS 3 Reasons to Embrace the Office Holiday Party
Is a Christmas Party at work fast approaching and you aren't enthused? Perhaps you even dread it? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, will show you how to get the most out of such events, and maybe even enjoy them! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1OBoWnK...


318 TPS How to Stop Over-Apologizing
Do you find yourself apologizing frequently, even when something is not your fault? Lisa B. Marshall , aka The Public Speaker, will explain why, and will help you overcome the habit. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Od4jxG...


315 TPS How to Handle Rude Questions
How do you respond when people ask rude and personal questions? It's a sticky situation. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1jVngxV...

314 TPS Why Do People Interrupt?
Do you have someone in your office who constantly interrupts? It’s important to know why the person does this to effectively deal with it. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1NKlbB4...

313 TPS How to Accept a Compliment
This podcast will tell you why accepting compliments is so important, how to overcome awkwardness, and how to do it right. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Mc1IYl...


312 TPS Is Your Cell Phone Hurting You?
Have you heard stories about how cell phones are bad for you? Lisa B. Marshall, aka the Public Speaker, will tell you how you can still get the benefits of the smart phone without hurting your body or your relationships. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1KYCbzV...

310 TPS How to Overcome Shyness in the Classroom
Do you or someone you know have trouble speaking up in the classroom? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, has some suggestions to help you learn to speak-up more often. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1LfpEtB...


309 TPS What to Say When a Coworker Asks, "Should I Quit?"
HoHow do you advise a coworker regarding taking another job? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, will tell you how to handle that sticky situation to the advantage of both parties. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1OVJbhv...

308 TPS Why You Should Embrace Awkward Small Talk
Do you think small talk is a time waster? Would you rather send a text then have an in-person conversation? Do you go out of your way to avoid small talk? If you said yes to any of these, read this to learn how to look forward to mundane small talk!...

307 TPS Body Language Hacks: Be Creative, Clear, and Energized
Do you ever feel like you’re dragging? Or like what you’re trying to accomplish is just barely eluding you? The answer to these problems may be as simple as changing body habits. What the body does and how the brain responds are closely connected, as more and more studies prove, and there are some easy ways to boost your energy and clarify your thinking right away. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Q79Dpl...


306 TPS Help! How To Introduce Myself To My New Team
Do you ever struggle to introduce yourself at business meetings? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, will show you how to introduce yourself confidently and effectively. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Li8ARI...

305 TPS Career Advice Nobody Tells You
Career advice that often goes unspoken and that can keep you out of hot water from Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker! Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1WD1zkB...


300 TPS 3 Things HR Won't Ever Share
Learn 3 insider secrets you really should know about HR, the Marshall Warning, and how to avoid getting yourself into trouble from Lisa B. Marshall aka The Public Speaker. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Jqpywc...


303 TPS The Importance of Visual Communication
Have you noticed the trend toward more and more visual communication? Lisa B. Marshall (www.lisabmarshall.com) aka The Public Speaker, will tell you about an informal year long experiment where she pitted words against pictures. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1KbdzD9...

302 TPS 7 Cold Hard Truths About Getting Hired
Looking for a new position? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, share five secrets that HR won’t tell you about the hiring process. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1HDz5NF...


299 TPS How to Talk to Someone Coping With Death and Loss
Have you ever struggled with what to say when someone dies? Lisa B. Marshall, aka The Public Speaker, shares her recent struggle with how to talk with someone after death. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1dJ9sTj...

298 TPS How to Give Compliments
Ever wondered how to deliver a compliment? The Public Speaker Lisa B. Marshall (www.lisabmarshall.com) explains why giving a compliment is good for the giver and the receiver. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1BlbmnV...

297 TPS How to Fix A Bad First Impression
Bad first impression? Think you need a do-over but you just aren't sure how to fix a negative first impression? Public Speaker, Lisa B. Marshall (www.lisabmarshall.com), will explain steps you can take to turnaround a bad first impression. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1KBPC7k...


296 TPS How to Ask for Something
Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Lisa B. Marshall, The Public Speaker, talks about her biggest asks and offers advice on how to conquer your fears and ask. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Fsm8W1...

295 TPS Don’t Stand Behind the Lectern
What do I do if there’s no lectern for my speech? Lisa B. Marshall tells you how to get out from behind the lectern and engage your audience with body language and hand gestures. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1GjskoY...

294 TPS Management Track or Technical Track?
Does the thought of management make you cringe? Would you prefer to stay on the technical track? The Public Speaker explains how to positively position your desire for advancement while still doing what you love. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1ETIhen...


293 TPS Don’t Let a Toxic Boss Ruin Your Career
Do you work for a toxic boss? Do you dread coming to work every day? The Public Speaker explains how to have a successful long-term career despite a difficult boss. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29Eqq6N...

292 TPS 4 Rules for Eye Contact in Conversations
Is there such a thing as too much eye contact? The Public Speaker explains how to use eye contact to build trust and rapport in conversations. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1aZ8UXO....


291 TPS How to Avoid Awkward Silences
You know how to introduce yourself, but how do you keep the conversation going? Lisa B. Marshall, The Public Speaker, offer tips for asking questions that open up communication. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1GU2khJ...

290 TPS How Power Poses Can Build Confidence
Are you looking for a simple technique to help you be a more captivating and confident presenter? The Public Speaker explains how holding a power pose for just a few minutes can change how others view you and how you view yourself. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1FgPUfG...

289 TPS The Best Icebreaker Interview Questions
As an interviewer, you can learn a lot about a candidate by asking icebreaker questions. But beyond commenting on the weather, you can actually use icebreakers to gauge the qualifications of the candidate even before you discuss their work experience. The Public Speaker shares her top 4 icebreaker interview questions. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1D7LZXv...


287 TPS 3 Tips to Avoid Mispronouncing Names
John Travolta and Neil Patrick Harris are both guilty of mispronouncing names at the 2015 Oscars. The Public Speaker offers advice on how to avoid mispronouncing names and how to handle it if you make a mistake. Read the transcript here: http://bit.ly/1zWNobm...

286 TPS How to Apologize (and Be Forgiven)
After an internet firestorm, E! News host Giuliana Rancic apologized to actress Zendaya Coleman for her "patchouli...or weed" comment. Was her apology effective? The Public Speaker explains the essential elements of a sincere apology. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1zmO7T3...

285 TPS Do You Have a Gap in Employment?
Do you need to explain an employment gap during your next job interview? The Public Speaker explains the best way to frame your lack of employment with a potential new boss. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1LkGYt9...


284 TPS How to Handle an Unpredictable Boss
Do you need help dealing with a whimsical boss? Lisa B. Marshall, The Public Speaker explains who to talk to a boss who keeps changing your priorities. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1yyvafB...

283 TPS Storytelling Lessons from the Super Bowl
Storytelling played a big role in the the 2015 Super Bowl ads. The Public Speaker explains which ads used storytelling and effectively and which one missed the mark. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1zQq7Lf...

282 TPS How to Complain and Get What You Want
There is a right way and a wrong way to complain. Lisa B. Marshall, The Public Speaker, explains how NOT to complain and how to complain and get what you want. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1Kf0XbW...


281 TPS Talk to Strangers (It’s Good for Your Health)
Do you avoid talking to strangers? The Public Speaker explains why connecting with strangers can make you happier and more successful. Plus, tips on how to easily connect. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1yTsTz5...