High Performance Public Speaking Skills

For your personalized and customized speech coaching by a coach certified by the National Speakers Association

Below are FREE resources you may use.

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Jerry Conrad, M.EDL, DTM, CSP
231.343.7706 or

Jerry is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and a Distinguished Toastmaster who has spoken professionally around the USA since 1989 helping managers, executives, and a wide variety of professionals deliver speeches more effectively.

He has also taught graduate level public speaking classes for multiple universities. The link above provides public-speaking-prep-content he has researched, experienced, created, and shared in the classroom and boardroom.

Five Rules for Creating Great Presentations (Durante)


How to Create an Excellent Pecha-Kucha (University of North Dakota)


Plethora of  Resources (Northeastern University)

Prezi Support

4 Essential Body Languages

9 Ways This Introvert Polished His Public Speaking Skills (The Good Men Project)

20 Body Language Mistakes

Meeting Room Capacity Calculator

Who says you’re not funny: tips from top humorist (Forbes)

What to do with your hands when speaking (Harvard Business Review)

How to find photos you can legally use anywhere (CBS: Money Watch)

Public Speaking Topics and Ideas

7 secret advantages of the speaker who practices (The Eloquent Woman)

Presentation design 101: using colors (Ethos)

The Secret Structure of Great Talks (TEDx)

Embracing Digital Distractions In Presentations (Forbes)

What is the Length of an Audience’s Attention Span (Ragan’s PR Daily)

How to accept an award (Patricia Fripp)

What is an Ignite presentation, and why should you try it? (Alex Rister)

A Pecha Kuha Presentation (Daniel Pink)

The Fear Factor (Toastmasters International)

SOPPADA Presentation Method (Brucker)

Speech Topics Help

8 public speaking lessons from 57 inaugural speeches (Forbes)

National Speakers Association

National Speakers Association Michigan