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November 14, 2022

Tips for Teeing Up New Presentation Skills

Public Speaking , Presentation Tips , Public Speaking Fear

Golf fans know even the best players struggle to incorporate improvements. Yet, we're quick to get frustrated when trying new public speaking skills. Try these tips to fast-track your learning.

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November 7, 2022

Upspeak: What Do You Say When The Voice Rises

Public Speaking , Vocal Delivery , Presentation Tips

A proud part of your identity? Or an annoying speech pattern for audiences? Explore the pros and cons of upspeak and see why we think you should be deliberate in how you use it.

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November 2, 2022

Unfriendly Audiences & What Umpires Can Teach Us About Speaking To Them

Public Speaking , Gestures & Body Language , Presentation Tips , Just For Fun

The 2022 Major League Baseball season was the first to require umpires to display public speaking skills. What can we learn from how they tackled the assignment?

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  • "I make presentations every week via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Skype. A few weeks ago, I was guest speaker at a roundtable. I received an email from someone in Hong Kong who's a senior board member of several Asian funds. He'd been on a conference call, and people were praising my presentation. How about that? Every time this happens, I say thank you to The Buckley School!"
    Investment Executive graduate of multiple Buckley programs
  • "The Buckley School instills confidence and allows one to quickly read competitors—necessary assets for us introvert accountants. Keep the oratory torch lit!"
    Controller for Artificial Intelligence Company graduate of the Executive Seminar
  • "The Executive Seminar proved to be a defining experience personally and professionally. I approach speaking with a new sense of enthusiasm and confidence."
    Lyft marketing leader commenting on our Executive Seminar
  • "After coming over to work on a keynote address for a bankers’ convention, I received the highest evaluation I’ve ever gotten as a speaker. My thoughts were the same, but The Buckley School helped me better organize and present them. The difference was amazing.”
    Bank executive in an email after private coaching
  • "I put to good use the many skills learned at a speech before several hundred diplomats at the United Nations. While I had made many presentations since attending your school, the U.N. speech was the first large scale one. It made a huge difference."
    Washington, D.C. attorney after attending The Executive Seminar
  • “It's the very best way to learn. The Buckley team mapped each individual curriculum to our strengths and weaknesses as speakers. I left with a new set of skills I was itching to put into practice.”
    Twitter Marketing Executive providing feedback after attending The Executive Seminar
  • "My experience at The Buckley School, in no short order, changed my life. It made me more confident, polished and secure."
    Government Affairs Director in an email after attending The Executive Seminar
  • “It was just what my staff needed—instruction and practice that made them more polished and built their confidence….one more reason to love The Buckley School!”
    Insurance company CEO by email, after Buckley on-site training
  • “I thought you’d like to know we won the contract. I also thought you should know we got a standing ovation from the review panel. They said it had never happened before.”
    Aeronautics engineer after prepping a multi-million dollar contract pitch with Buckley coaches
  • "I have attended a few courses over the last year or two, and nothing has come close to the personal attention and standard of coaching I received at your school."
    BET executive after attending The Executive Seminar
  • “I spent a great deal of energy avoiding public speaking. It limited my career, my personal causes, and my potential. It was truly my ‘skeleton in the closet.’ You have released me from my shackles.”
    Development director for commercial real estate company after attending The Executive Seminar
  • "I gave my first campaign speech in Washington on Friday to a room of approximately 1,000 people. Following the speech, I had numerous people congratulate me on a ‘wonderful,’ ‘passionate,’ and ‘statesmanlike’ talk. … I could not have done it without your help!"
    Architect and former AIA president after prepping with Buckley coaches
  • "I learned more in one day than in a semester in speech at college. As the Chinese say, when the student is ready, the teacher arrives."
    Physician after private coaching for a keynote speech
  • "I’ve been writing speeches for more than 20 years and have attended a number of public speaking training sessions. But I’ve not experienced one the caliber of yours. You’ve helped give my speeches a whole new dimension."
    AARP Consumer Representative after attending a Buckley speaking workshop