Following Susan Boyle

by Comedian Jan McInnis

So like the rest of the planet, I am ahuge, huge fan of Susan Boyle – the unassuming woman who took to the stage on Britain’s Got Talent the other week and literally blew away the judges, the audience, and now the Internet community. In fact, the only person who was probably not thrilled with her performance had to be the guy or gal who followed her. While she was knocking ‘em dead onstage, I’m guessing that person was getting nauseous backstage.

A Four-Point Guideline for Delivering Winning Presentations By Understanding Your Audience

by Johnny Campbell

Every speaker wants to deliver an effective presentation. Successful presentations ensure sales, referrals and repeat bookings, which are the driving force of the speaking business. And at the core of every effective presentation is an understanding of the audience. By researching your audience before making a presentation you will better position yourself for future engagements. While researching for your next speech, keep these questions in mind:

Make Room For Your Life - You Deserve It!

by Janet Christensen

For many people, setting goals means adding things to busy lives. If a cup is already full to the brim, there is no room to add more water. If you want to freshen up the water, some needs to be emptied out first. So it is with your life. Consider emptying out some of the stale things from your life before making your plans and goals. Doing this involves self-reflection and can often mean making some difficult choices.

About Our Name

Yes, we know there's a difference between a lectern and a podium. A lectern is the stand upon which a speaker can hold their notes. It often holds the microphone. A podium is the platform. A stage.

Our name, Behind the Podium is meant to convey that there's a lot that happens backstage, before a speaker ever gets in front of an audience. Behind the Podium can give you, the reader, some insight about how a speaker got to the podium, and what they're doing behind the scenes.

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