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!

  • Hey EMS: Policy, Snowstorms, and Hard-to-Pronounce Names

    Even though no one will cast a single vote until next winter, campaign season is already blooming faster than spring flowers. We at EMS Communications always get interesting letters asking for our opinions on issues related to communication and leadership, and this month we’ll be sharing our responses to letters received from a very specific group of people. It’s a recurring feature we call “Hey EMS!”

    April 18, 2019
  • Presenting the Weather Report

    If you want to watch great presenters in action, you can watch a few TED Talks, attend a conference, go to a religious service or participate in a political rally. Or you can turn on the TV news and wait for the weather report. It’s true. While many people heap grief on their friendly neighborhood meteorologists (“Get it right—we cancelled our plans because you predicted rain!”), the best ones out there tend to be great presenters.

    March 20, 2019
  • Beto’s Gestures: Expressive Yet Distracting

    When asked the other day what he thought of Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman from Texas who just announced his candidacy for president in 2020, President Donald Trump noted, “I’ve never seen so much hand movement.” Several tweets from the Twitter community noticed his excessive gestures as well, with one wondering: “How long until someone makes a Twitter account for Beto’s hands?”

    March 20, 2019
  • Very Nervous About Speaking? Turn Up the Energy!

    It was originally Mark Twain who said that there are two kinds of speakers: “1. The nervous. And 2. Liars.”

    Twain was right. Almost all people we meet are at least a little nervous—on the inside—every time they get up in front of a group. And some are VERY nervous. But there are ways to overcome those feelings, and your friends at EMS are always here to help.

    February 25, 2019

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