Every month EMS Communications delivers high impact articles through Speaker’s Digest. The Digest gives readers continued ideas, strategies, and examples to further improve your communication, presentation and public speaking skills.

The Digest Archives

April 2020

– Working from Home – Presenting from Home
– Great Presenters Leading Us Through the Crisis
– Virtual Eye Connection

February 2020

– If We Coached the Candidates: EMS on the Debates
– Jack Nicklaus and the Power of a Great Story
– MSNBC’s “Map Guy” Fills the Screen with Energy

January 2020

– Impeachment Trial Lessons for Presenters #1: The Warning
Impeachment Trial Lessons for Presenters #1: The Intro
Impeachment Trial Lessons for Presenters #1: A Seminar in Team Presenting 

December 2019

– Reduce Anxiety and Boost Confidence the Canine Way

– What Can Presenters Learn from President Trump?

November 2019

– Answering a Question? Pauses are Golden

– The Gifts of Great Presentations

October 2019

– A Dedicated All-Star and a Great Presenter

– AOC and the Anxieties of Public Speaking

– A Champion’s Story

September 2019

– Making Organizational Meetings Effective and Fun

– The Perfect Panel Discussion


August 2019

– Bad Ways to Start a Presentation

– The Power of Soft

– Creative Ways to Prepare

July 2019

– Upgrading Debate Performance: A Memo to the Candidates

– The EMS Combination Platter

June 2019

– Swing and a Miss
– How Typos Affect Credibility

May 2019

– Swing and a Miss
– How Typos Affect Credibility

April 2019

– Hey EMS: Policy, Snowstorms, and Hard-to-Pronounce Names
– Hey EMS: Obscurity, Fundraising and Baseball

March 2019

– Beto’s Gestures: Expressive Yet Distracting
– Presenting the Weather Report

February 2019

– Very Nervous About Speaking? Turn Up the Energy!
– The Fundamentals of Spring Training

January 2019

– Carol Burnett: Funny, Humble and Legendary
– Clutch Cargo and the Talking Heads

December 2018

– Best Speeches of 2018: A Look Back
– Eulogizing an Old Friend: Senator Alan Simpson

November 2018

– It’s Hard to Understand Fast Talkers
– Pardon My Turkey
– Lighten Up for the Holidays

October 2018

– Attention Recruiters: Prepare Your Candidates to Succeed
– Practice Content for Job Interviews
– Sounding Confident During Interviews

September 2018

– What Can Neuroscience Teach Us About Presenting?
– Enhanced Communication Skills Key Success in Flatter Workplaces 

August 2018

– NFL Hall of Famers Prove to be Amazing Speakers
– Experts Learn to Simplify Messages/Add Charisma
– The Fear of Looking Scared

July 2018

– Great Speakers from the ESPY Awards: Jim Kelly
– What Courage Looks Like
– Lessons on Presenting from the ESPYs

June 2018

– Our Favorite Commencement Speaker: Cory Booker
– Evaluating Speakers Using the Vocal Variety Factor
– How to Tell a Story—and WHY

May 2018

– Bon Jovi Accepts a Great Honor
– Making a Royal Impression
– Are You Sitting Down?

April 2018

– Repeat Business: Just Ask for It
– Avoiding Phoniness: A Lesson from a Classic
– Whoa, Tough Questions!

March 2018

– Trust Your Knowledge and Ditch the Prepared Text
– Free Throws and Presenting: Pausing Makes Perfect
– Powerful Protests, Powerful Speakers

February 2018

– The Joy of Winning; The Lessons of Losing
– A New Cohort of Powerful Young Presenters
– Speak As If You Were Normal

January 2018

– Oprah’s Speech: A Great Opening Story
– Turning Off, Turning On
– Networking Time. Are You Prepared?

December 2017

– What’s New at EMS
– Thanks, Teacher!
– Calling an Audible

November 2017

– One More Helping, One More Surge of Energy
– End of Year Budget Planning
– A Lesson on Storytelling and PowerPoint—from a Microsoft Exec
– What Spell-Check Can’t Always Catch

October 2017

– Learning by Watching Others Present
– Springsteen Hits Broadway!
– Act Like a Child
– Preparing for an Impromptu Presentation

September 2017

– What’s New at EMS
– Thanks, Teacher!
– Calling an Audible

August 2017

– What’s New at EMS
– A Solid Connection for Raines
– On Broadway, Every Performance Counts
– What A Strong Message Sounds Like

July 2017

– What’s New at EMS
– Ryan’s Message of Unity
– Emphasizing Messages Over Words
– Successful Team Presentations

June 2017

– Dr. Ferrell Addresses University of Southern Cali Grads
– A New Look for EMS
– A New Look for Speaker’s Digest

April 2017

– What’s The One Thing?
– Training Virtual Presenters

March 2017

– Handling Distractions: Acknowledge, Don’t Ignore
– Trump Changes Tone – And Succeeds!

February 2017

– Our Favorite Speaker Ever
– Secrets of Great TED Talks
– Spring Training: Practicing the Fundamentals

January 2017

– Big Ideas in 400 Seconds
– Two Famous Faces, Two Impressions

December 2016

– A Nervous Award-Winner Finds His Groove
– The Top 10 TED Talks of 2016
– Blasts from the Past

November 2016

– A Powerful Message from the World of Entertainment
– Speaking About Yourself
– Welcome to Lori Rubin Dekalo

October 2016

– Speaking from the Heart
– The Tone of Influence
– Non-Words, Comedian-Style

September 2016

– Observing the First Presidential Debate
– Learning from Clinton and Trump
– The Hillary Shimmy

Summer 2016

– Michelle and Melania, Side By Side
– The Best of the Red Side
– On Trump the Presenter
– Some Bests and Worsts from Cleveland and Philly

June 2016

– Non-Words vs. Pauses: A Showdown!
– Baseball Season: Two Managers, Two Approaches

May 2016

– The Power of Inauthenticity
– Alexander Hamilton and the Year in Commencement Addresses

April 2016

– Always Teaching, Canadian Style
– Always Presenting, Canadian Style

March 2016

– Understanding and Changing Memories
– Lessons from the Hip Hop Preacher

February 2016

– Keys to Presenting with Confidence

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