Few would argue that Warren Buffet has been pretty successful in his career. When business groups ask him the key to his success, he puts public speaking right at the top of the list, yet he had to overcome a deep fear of public speaking himself, taking courses to try to get over that fear. When he speaks to business students, he he tells them that mastering the art of public speaking is the single greatest skill to boost their careers.

With that in mind, we’ve lately spotted a variety of great articles on public speaking, so we are culling out a few that we liked and offering them as a tool kit

Our first resources come from Ragan.com – if you aren’t familiar with their resources, click the link to find more. They describe themselves on their site: “For more than three decades, Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc., has been the leading publisher of corporate communications, public relations, and leadership development newsletters.” Their blog offers tips and pointers on various issues from PR and social media to HR Communications and public speaking.

And here are some great articles and resources from other sources:

Finally, all your practice, expert content and superb oratory can be lost if your visual aids are lacking. These two entertaining presentations talk about “Death by PowerPoint” and how to avoid such a fate.

Members of ESI EAP have access to an online training center that includes various training modules on improving communication skills, and creating and delivering effective presentations. Click to learn more about the full range of benefits and resources we offer to your employees and your managers.


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