Speaking

Perfect your presentations

Knowing how to deliver a polished, effective presentation is an important skill, says Jonas Altman, a partner at Social Fabric.

8 things successful people don't say

To become more successful, start thinking and speaking like a successful person, says Sujan Patel of employee scheduling software platform When I Work.

4 conversation 'fillers' to banish

Here are four conversation “fillers” that all of us have used at one time or another. They simply have a way of escaping our lips—trouble is, they tend to be used in all the wrong places.

Engage an audience conversation-style

If you have to make a presentation, use conversation-style tactics to keep your audience engaged, suggests leadership expert George Bradt, who says he avoids lecture-style presentations as much as possible.

4 tips from a Toastmasters champion

To get tips on giving great presen­­tations, Business Insider reporter Richard Feloni turned to one of the world’s greatest public speakers, Sri Lankan HR consultant Dananjaya Hettia­­­­rachchi, who Toast­­mast­­ers International crowned World Cham­­pion of Public Speaking earlier this year.

5 stages of conversational intelligence

When it comes to small talk, some people get it and some people don’t—or do they? Here are the five stages of conversational intelligence.

How to speak like a leader

The words you speak tell others about who you are and what you value. Anita Bruzzese shares how you can use your words to sound like a leader.

Quiz: Do you misuse these phrases?

Many misused words and phrases have be­­come so common they're now in­­cluded in some dictionaries, but they once had correct usages. Here's a list of phrases you might be saying wrong.

How to give a great presentation

Public speaking can be a great way to boost your career. Deborah Jacobs combines her own expertise with that of lawyer Conrad Teitell to offer six tips for giving a great presentation.

Brevity could save your career

Less is more when it comes to building a successful career, especially concerning communications, says Joseph McCormack, author of Brief: Make a Bigger Impact By Say­­ing Less.