Author: James Rosebush

Learn to Speak Effectively: It’s a Game-Changer

Public speaking isn’t easy. Just ask anyone who’s ever blown a sales pitch, failed a class, or fumbled their way through a presentation because they froze up or couldn’t find the right words. No wonder more than 75 percent of people in the United States suffer from glossophobia, the fear of speaking in front of […]

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How to Build Unity When Speaking to a Diverse Audience

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. This week, Mark Percy, President, and CEO of CLA Orange County, asks: “Collaboration is essential to get anything done these days. How can you authentically connect to your audience to help further this goal?” […]

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How to Deliver a Complex Speech Without Losing Half Your Audience

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. Barbara Bellafiore, CEO, Bell Media, asks: “What is the best way to begin or end a speech to an audience with differing levels of technical expertise?” Dear Barbara, Great question! The first thing is […]

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Facing Tough Questions and a Hostile Crowd? Here’s How to Respond

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. Bruce Bond, CEO of Common Ground, asks: “How do I approach a skeptical or antagonist audience on a controversial topic?” Dear Bruce, What a timely question and one that perplexes many speakers today. As […]

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For Your Best Speech Ever, Know Who You’re Speaking to

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. L. Clay Parrill, President and CEO, Electrocube Inc. asks: “How should I change my speaking style and delivery when speaking to different types of audiences, such as employees, peers and customers”  Dear Clay, […]

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Lights, Camera, Action! How to Use Drama in Your Speech

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. Jeff Haydon, CEO of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, asks: “How can a speaker most effectively use production elements in a speech, such as lighting, music and visuals? Dear Jeff, What […]

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Talking to a Crowd? Get Personal

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking I have a fear of public speaking and try to avoid it at all costs. I feel that most people who know me personally would think that I would be a very good […]

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Make a Great Speech: Pretend You’re Drowning

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking Claire Harvey, CEO, Claire Harvey Photography asks: “Maybe others have this problem too, but I always have trouble getting started with my speech. Where do I start?”  Dear Claire, Have you ever just […]

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The Secret to a Great Speech? Breathe

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking Lauren Hilyard, Founder and CEO of Hilyard Art Advisory asks: “Do you have any tips on how to breathe before, and during, a speech? I always feel a little out of breath.” Dear […]

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How to Trick Your Audience into Listening to You

SPEAKING WITH IMPACT Each week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. Last week we had a great response to a reader’s question about what to do if you are on the platform and people in the audience start using their cellphones.  This must […]

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How to Stop Your Audience Being Distracted by Their Phones

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. Benjamin Marasco, CEO of Waystride.com asks: In today’s connected age, several people in my audiences get distracted with their phones. Do you have any tricks to reengage those lost in social media? Dear […]

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Don’t Say This When Making a Speech!

SPEAKING WITH IMPACT Each week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. Stephen Bates, CEO, Global Interconnect Inc. asks: “What shouldn’t I say, and what should I say, when speaking in public?” Dear Stephen, You have asked a question at the starting gate of […]

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What Reagan and The Queen Learned About Podium Speeches

SPEAKING WITH IMPACT Each week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. Ben Press, a Television and Film Producer from Los Angeles, asks: “When speaking at a podium, is it an effective tool to move aside and speak more face-to-face with the audience or […]

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How to Convey Complex Ideas to Your Audience During a Speech

SPEAKING WITH IMPACT Each week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. Justin McKinney, CEO of Ivani, LLC asks: When talking about sophisticated technologies, is there a rule of thumb on how to best to strike a balance between being too high-level vs. too […]

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