Recent Articles in Three Things

August 15, 2019

Business Communication: Three Tips for Better Emails


Business Communication , Tips , Three Things

Don't be "that person"—especially when you can practice your writing and presentation skills AND craft better emails at the same time!

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April 26, 2019

Three Things to Tell Yourself When You’re Nervous


Public Speaking Fear , Tips , Three Things , Public Speaking

That voice in your head? Give it a new script! Try these lines to talk yourself into being a more confident speaker...

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November 12, 2018

Tips for Mastering Public Speaking Skills More Quickly


Three Things , Tips , Public Speaking

Helping military members master new communication skills has also taught us a few things. Here's how you can jump in, embrace the challenge, and accelerate your learning...

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November 5, 2018

Public Speaking Lessons from 'The Voice'


Three Things , Just For Fun , Tips , Seen|Read|Heard , Faculty

Our Buckley coach makes the case for learning presentation skills from a popular TV show and why Taylor Swift would make an excellent public speaking instructor...

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September 18, 2018

Public Speaking Tips: Get More From Your Voice


Public Speaking , Faculty , Three Things , Instruction , Tips , The Buckley Experience

You don't need a different voice. You need to make the most of the one you have! Three ways to do that, plus a lifetime of insights from the Buckley vocal coach who pushes our students to stretch their performances...

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August 10, 2018

Better Stories for Your Next Presentation


Resources , Public Speaking , Three Things , Instruction , Tips , Storytelling

Personal stories can bring a presentation to life. Apply these easy-to-use writing workshop tips to bring more life to your stories...

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July 16, 2018

3 Tips for Better PowerPoint in 30 seconds


Resources , Public Speaking , Instruction , Tips , Three Things

You can get a better PowerPoint presentation in 30 seconds, just by making a few simple changes. Here's how...

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May 11, 2018

3 Ways to Improve Your On-Camera Delivery


Three Things , Tips , Faculty , Media Training

From company video messages to online training, more of us expect to be on camera as part of our work. A news anchor, TV producer, and Buckley coach--Kara Gormley Meador gives you some tips for making the most of it.

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April 18, 2018

3 simple ways to build audience rapport


Three Things , Public Speaking , Instruction , Tips , Faculty , The Buckley Experience

When the audience likes you, they're more receptive to your presentation. Here are simple ways to win that rapport the next time you speak...

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March 29, 2018

Beyond 'You Were Great!' - 3 Tips for Getting Helpful Feedback


Tips , Three Things , Public Speaking

"You were great!" It's the response most people hear when they ask for feedback on a speech or presentation. Here's how to get the stuff you can actually use...

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March 9, 2018

Standing Up to Public Speaking Fears


Resources , Public Speaking , Seen|Read|Heard , Three Things , Just For Fun , Tips

When a hospital administrator wanted to give her career a boost, she had to overcome her fear of public speaking. So she took on an even scarier challenge. Should you?

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February 13, 2018

Comfortable in the Spotlight: 3 Public Speaking Tips for Shy Speakers


Public Speaking , Three Things , Tips

Introverts, take heart! Every speaker can find a way to own the stage, even the ones who'd prefer not to be there. Here's how...

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November 16, 2017

Dial in a win: Secrets to successful phone interviews


Resources , Three Things , Tips , Etiquette , Faculty

After hearing some crazy stories from employers, we turned to our resident interview expert for help...

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October 4, 2017

Improv to Help Your Public Speaking


Three Things , Faculty , Tips , Just For Fun

You don't have to be an aspiring Second City cast member to benefit from giving improv a try. Here's what our Jenny Maxwell discovered...

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September 12, 2017

Help a Speaker Out


Public Speaking , Three Things , Tips

Buckley School director Karen Kalutz says you can make the world a friendlier place for every speaker (including yourself) in three easy steps.

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August 30, 2017

Better Interviews, Better Presentations


Three Things , Faculty , Tips

Getting your story across in an interview has a lot in common with making a strong presentation. Our interview guru Katie Pope explains...

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July 27, 2017

Better Answers for Your Next Q&A


Resources , Three Things , Tips , Instruction

"I know from my own experience," says Buckley coach Jenny Maxwell, "that the more you stand up and practice answering questions, the better you get at it." Here are some tips for your next presentation, drawn from our onsite training with companies...

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June 1, 2017

From Acting Class to Public Speaking


Three Things , Tips , Public Speaking , Faculty

What can a middle school acting class teach us about public speaking? Buckley Coach Emily Padgett has a few ideas....

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May 1, 2017

Lessons from TED for public speaking


Public Speaking Fear , Public Speaking , Faculty , Three Things , Tips

How can a TED talk help you improve your public speaking? Buckley faculty Elise Partin gave one--and shares her tips from the experience.

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April 19, 2017

Facilitating Techniques for Speakers


Public Speaking , Faculty , Three Things , Instruction , Tips

Managing the audience and working toward agreement are two of the skills an expert facilitator will master. Buckley coach Katie Pope shares how her experiences as a facilitator can help your next presentation.

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April 1, 2017

Lessons from Coaching Youth Debate


Public Speaking , Faculty , Three Things , Instruction , Tips

"Speaking is like sports. It's all about muscle memory," says Buckley faculty Jana Daley, who volunteers as a high school debate team coach. She shares three things she's learned that can help any speaker.

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