Resources

Complement Your Training with Educational Resources

EMS Communications firmly believes that knowledge is the key to fostering meaningful personal growth and finally ridding the world of boring and ineffective presentations. With that in mind, here are some educational resources, which EMS provides for free to help you develop the skills you work on in training.

Sell It…Don’t Tell It: How to Write and Deliver a Winning Presentation is EMS’s on-the-go guide for developing more effective presentations. This ebook not only offers tips for how to engage your audience better, but also contains helpful worksheets designed to assist you in becoming an expert presenter. Learn more about the Sell It…Don’t Tell It ebook.

Speaker’s Digest is the EMS monthly electronic newsletter. It contains articles about the elements of public speaking, critiques of recent speeches and presentations in the media, and news about EMS Communications itself. Explore the Speaker’s Digest archives to the newsletter’s past issues.

EMS Communications produces instructional videos that deliver short lessons in communication and leadership. Other videos explain and highlight the benefits of specific services that EMS offers. View EMS’s growing collection of videos on the EMS channel and you can even leave feedback on what other topics you’d like to see covered—maybe the next video will take you up on it!

  • Creative Ways to Prepare

    One thing we always tell our clients: do whatever it takes to get yourself prepared to give your next speech. Of course that means practicing your material, but preparing can also be about getting used to the space you’ll be using—the angles of the room, the sight lines, even the A/V system you’ll be using so you won’t run into any surprises.

    August 22, 2019
  • The EMS Combination Platter

    According to the gospel of EMS, there are eight essential Fundamentals of Public Speaking. Let’s recite them all together, loudly if you can: Energy, Eye Connection, Facial Expression, Gestures, Movement, Non-words, Pauses and…Bueller, Bueller…Speaking Pace.

    July 29, 2019
  • Memorandum to the Democratic Candidates

    The good folks at CNN are promising us a 20-candidate field (10 on each night) for the presidential debates coming up on July 30 and 31. With a handful of days left to prepare, we wanted to share some suggestions based on our observations during the first set of debates. So if you think these sound like ridiculous scenarios, keep in mind that we are literally discussing things we saw from real candidates for president.

    July 29, 2019
  • When Jon Stewart Paused to Persuade Congress

    Lots of people across the country have seen the recent clip of former “Daily Show” superhost Jon Stewart testifying in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. He was there to urge reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), established to provide health care benefits to first responders and others in the community with illnesses stemming from the 2001 terror attack.

    June 25, 2019

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