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Improving Communication Skills

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Improving Communication Skills
A List of Eight Helpful Speaking Blogs for Your Improvement

Six Minutes is founded by Andrew Dlugan, professional speaking coach and author. They have a lot of great information for free. Twice a month they gather particularly helpful public speaking articles for their best of the blogosphere section.

Michael Hyatt is the CEO of Thomas Nelson, the largest Christian publisher in the world. Although Hyatt’s blog doesn’t exclusively pertain to public speaking, most of the other topics he covers, social networking and productivity for example, are helpful to public speakers. Check out his posts Five Rules for Better Presentations, Ten Rules for Better Presentations, and  My Favorite Presentation Resources.

Kate’s Voice, written by Kate Peters is a fascinating and practical read about using and strengthening your voice. If you become a member, you have access to some instructive sound clips and it’s all free! Check out her post on Three Quick Remedies for Voice Malfunctions.

Seth Godin is a well-known author. Again, his blog is not exclusively about speaking, but your speaking career will benefit from what he says.

The Eloquent Woman written by Denise Graveline, president of a Washington D.C., communications consulting agency. Although her blog definitely addresses the challenges specific to female speakers, both genders can benefit from her site. Denise emphasizes reader interaction on the blog and in the Eloquent Woman Facebook community.  

Lisa Braithwaite updates her public speaking blog, Speak Schmeak, almost daily and addresses a variety of public speaking related topics. Check out her post, “What if your worst public speaking fear comes true?”

The Executive Speaking Coach by Patricia Fripp has a lot of professional advice.

John Kinde has a blog exclusively dedicated to humor, complete with monthly joke contests.


Ashley Barrett is a professional writer, editor, and researcher for ProProducts™.

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