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04/19/2010: How Should I Encourage the Audience to Participate (if at all?)
04/16/2010: Teacher's Union Prays for N.J. Governor Christie's Death
04/15/2010: Oprah Winfrey Does Not Need to Tell All in Response to Kitty Kelley's New Book
04/14/2010: Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Must be able to Talk the Talk
04/13/2010: Conan O'Brien and TBS - How Corporate Communications Should be Done
04/12/2010: How Do I Deal with Prespeech Jitters?
04/09/2010: Michael Steele in the Hot Seat. Again!
04/08/2010: 5 Minutes to Prepare for your next Presentation
04/07/2010: Should I Be Introduced Before Giving a Presentation or Not Introduced at All?
04/06/2010: Tiger Woods press conference today: big step for the golfer and the pitchman
03/31/2010: TJ on The CBS Early Show - Fear of Public Speaking
03/30/2010: Ask for Action & Tiger Woods Press Conference Preview
03/29/2010: CBS Clip & Speech Practice Tips
03/26/2010: Preview Interview: Public Speaking Fear on CBS
03/25/2010: How to do a Quick Media Interview Rehearsal
03/24/2010: The Top 10 Speaking Blunders Contest from TJ Walker
03/23/2010: Can You Spot 10 Mistakes?
03/22/2010: Tiger Woods First Interview Since Thanksgiving Crash
03/19/2010: Foot in Mouth Biden & Bad Speech, Good Q and A
03/18/2010: Build Your Library - TJ on CNN HLN talking about Woods Return
03/17/2010: Notes as a Roadmap - AND - TJ via Skype in Sacramento
03/16/2010: Top 5 Mistakes CEO's Make When Delivering Bad News
03/15/2010: Speaking about your Posture - Plus Tiger's Return?
03/11/2010: Glenn Beck Apologizes and Six Crucial PR Lessons from TJ Walker
03/10/2010: Now it's Your Chance to Submit a Job Interview Video to The Wall Street Journal Digital Network
03/09/2010: President Obama's Healthcare Address
03/08/2010: TJ Walker Ranks the Best and Worst Speeches At The Academy Awards
03/05/2010: How to deal with technical difficulties
03/04/2010: Sarah Palin on The Tonight Show
03/03/2010: Who Will give the BEST and WORST Acceptance Speech?
03/02/2010: Warren Buffett - King of the Sound Bite
03/01/2010: Disarming the Distrations and Jay Leno
02/25/2010: What if I’m asked a question I can’t answer?
02/24/2010: ABC News Budget Cuts and The Rise of Citizen Journalists
02/23/2010: A Video College Essay?
02/22/2010: Avoiding Bad Public Speaker Stereotypes - Plus Reaction to Tiger's Press Conference
02/18/2010: Tiger Woods Apology Tour Starts on Friday
02/17/2010: Obama Administration Changing Communications Strategy
02/16/2010: Attack Your Way to the Headlines - Just Like Kevin Smith
02/15/2010: What You Can Learn From Honest Abe
02/12/2010: How to Handle YouTube Critics and Lawyers
02/11/2010: What happens if your speech gets snowed out?
02/10/2010: Eye Contact, Cheat Sheets for Sarah, and a Media Crisis
02/09/2010: 10 Rules you need to follow when using technology with a presentation
02/08/2010: Sarah Palin Writes Cheat Sheet on Hand
02/05/2010: Scott Brown Handles Nude Photo Flap
02/04/2010: President Obama--YouTube Star!
02/03/2010: Let Your Body Breath
02/02/2010: Test Your AV Equipment -- and Obama Debates House Republicans
02/01/2010: Michael Jackson's Son Presents at The Grammy Awards
01/29/2010: Grading Obama's State of the Union Address
01/28/2010: Obama & Steve Jobs - Big Day for Speeches - How Did They Do?
01/27/2010: What Obama Needs to Say in His State of the Union Address
01/26/2010: Obama Mocked for Using Teleprompter at Elementary School
01/25/2010: Pope asks priests to take it to You Tube
01/22/2010: John Edwards Media Crisis - What You Can Learn
01/21/2010: Senator-elect Scott Brown's for President?
01/20/2010: Did Poor Speaking Skills Cost Martha Coakley the Senate Race?
01/19/2010: What you can learn from Robert Downey Jr
01/18/2010: Golden Globe Award Analyses
01/15/2010: George Clooney Speaks Out For Haiti
01/14/2010: Sarah Palin Makes Her Fox News Debut
01/13/2010: McGwire's Swing at Honesty, VideoConferencing, Looking thinner on camera
01/12/2010: How Did Sen. Harry Reid Handle His Media Crisis?
01/11/2010: Michael Steele Gets in Trouble for NOT Lying
01/08/2010: Speak - Don't Talk About Speaking
01/07/2010: Can old dogs learn new tricks?
01/05/2010: Last chance on new year's business gifts
12/29/2009: Ask Questions for Better Presentations
12/28/2009: Answer One Question at a Time
12/23/2009: The Rise of Diane Sawyer
12/22/2009: Full body communication
12/21/2009: Bad presentation advice
12/18/2009: Live and Taped Interviews
12/17/2009: Lessons from a scandal
12/16/2009: Wall Street Executives in Hot Water
12/15/2009: Fat Cat Bankers & Advice About Asking from TJ Walker
12/14/2009: What is important to the Media?
12/11/2009: How did Obama's Speech go?
12/09/2009: Arguing is not communication
12/08/2009: Is Tiger Destroying His Brand?
12/07/2009: PowerPoint - #1 Sleep Aid : Animated Reenactment of the Tiger Woods Crash
12/04/2009: Don't be Afraid of Large Audiences
12/03/2009: More on Tiger Woods - and advice for your Media Crisis
12/02/2009: Tiger Woods - Did he crash his image?
12/01/2009: Body Language, Praise, & Criticism - Media & Presentation Tips
11/30/2009: Tiger Woods Crashes his Car, and his Image?
11/27/2009: Black Friday Opportunity - Best Workshop
11/25/2009: Paula Deen Attacked by Ham – Plus, Q&A tips, more Videos, and Speech Advice
11/24/2009: Short Media Messages
11/23/2009: The best way to begin your speech
11/20/2009: The #1 Secret when Speaking & Presenting
11/19/2009: Crying to Get What You Want - Is it a Good Thing?
11/18/2009: Sara Palin: Managing your Sound Bites | Plus More Presentation & Leadership Tips
11/17/2009: Sara Palin is Back!
11/16/2009: TV Interview Strategy: Just the Facts
11/13/2009: When Warren Buffett Speaks, People Listen - Learn Why
11/12/2009: Lou Dobbs Resigns! Carrie Prejean's blunders on Larry King, & Obama on Fox
11/11/2009: Was this Obama's Best Speech Ever?
11/10/2009: Extreme Speaking Fear (And Some Extreme Remedies)
11/09/2009: Should Obama boycott Fox? and Building Your Core Speech
11/06/2009: Does Oprah Plan to Move Her Talk Show?
11/05/2009: Fear of Public Speaking: Text and Video to help
11/04/2009: Steve Martin's Sound Bite of the Day | 7 Tips To Prepare For A Television Interview
11/03/2009: Tips for a Job Interview via a Webcam
11/02/2009: Love Him or Hate Him, Why Newt Gingrich is a Media Master
10/30/2009: What Do Right Wing Michelle Bachman & Left Wing Alan Grayson Have in Common?
10/29/2009: Speaking: Alan Grayson Crying, and WSJ Video: How to ask for a Raise
10/28/2009: What is your point? Lieberman threatens to filibuster, and handling media bias.
10/27/2009: It's only a matter of time before you bomb!
10/26/2009: Women Earn 77% of What Men Make - Plus ESPN gets trashed
10/23/2009: Cat Calling to Public Speaking Success
10/22/2009: Pros and Cons of Michelle Obama going on Leno's Show
10/21/2009: Number One Mistake when Ending a Media Interview
10/20/2009: NY Times Fires 150 - TJ looks at the future of Media
10/19/2009: "Balloon Boy" media disaster - What we can learn
10/16/2009: Old dog and Mike Huckabee
10/15/2009: And Wait. . .
10/14/2009: Bloomberg vs Thompson NYC Mayoral Debate Analysis
10/13/2009: From Sales Pitch to Sales Miss & Bush and Clinton - What should we expect?
10/12/2009: Sarah Palin, Michael Moore, Jay Leno, and The Enemy Within
10/09/2009: Obama's Olympic Pitch
10/08/2009: Gloomy Employment Data
10/07/2009: David Letterman Crisis Management Lessons and much more
10/06/2009: Dealing with Tough Criticism
10/05/2009: An Unpredictable Audience, Job Interview Tips and Obama Olympics
10/02/2009: Old Solutions For New Problems
10/01/2009: The Alan Grayson Technique
09/30/2009: Using Humor, Gordon Brown, and Debates
09/29/2009: What Destroys Communication - PowerPoint?
09/28/2009: William Safire Dead and Planning Your Ad-Lib Speech
09/25/2009: Audience as Equals
09/24/2009: Are You Too Busy to Prepare for the Media?
09/23/2009: Sarah Palin's Comeback
09/22/2009: A Two Word Solution
09/21/2009: TJ Walker WSJ Interview - How Much Obama is Too Much?
09/18/2009: The Clock!
09/17/2009: What do Jimmy Cater, Linda McMahon, and Joe Wilson have in Common?
09/16/2009: Using Notes, Bold Action-Oriented Words, and more Videos
09/15/2009: Confess Nothing
09/14/2009: Are You Tossing Money Away?
09/11/2009: Your "Canned Speech" - Making it great
09/10/2009: President Obama's Healthcare Speech - Analysis
09/09/2009: Sales Pitch Tips, Obama's Speech Preview, and more
09/08/2009: Make the Most of Your Conference Calls
09/04/2009: The Rule of Three (Messages)
09/03/2009: Faster, Faster, and Faster!
09/02/2009: You're the Star – Focus on YOU! | Presentation and Media Tips
09/01/2009: It's in the details...
08/31/2009: Draw Your Speech
08/28/2009: Improve Sales with a Handout!
08/26/2009: Learning from the Reporter's Perspective
08/25/2009: Tell 'em 3 Times - Good or Bad Advice?
08/24/2009: Dispense with the Chewing Gum
08/19/2009: Aggressive Public Speaking & How to Get Over Your Speaking Nerves
08/18/2009 Sweating & Worrying During Speeches
08/17/2009: Large Audience Advantage
08/14/2009: How To Look Guilty on TV
08/12/2009: Top Speaking Stories Video - Facial Expressions - Asking
08/11/2009: Tight and Simple - Your Message
08/10/2009: Don't Write Questions
08/06/2009: What are you really saying?
08/05/2009: Should you use special effects in PowerPoint?
08/04/2009: Even Your Eyebrows Count!
08/03/2009: Your 4 Goals for Getting What You Want
07/31/2009: You and the Spotlight
07/29/2009 Using Notes is NOT Cheating -Media & Speaking Strategies
07/28/2009: Power of the Negative Messages
07/27/2009: The Speech of Your Life
07/24/2009: Preacher Presenter Pros
07/23/2009: The Benefits
07/22/2009: Tips to Incorporate Stories and a Ronald Reagan Video Example
07/21/2009: Ask about the Room?
07/20/2009: How to Save Prep Time
07/17/2009: Getting Quoted off the Other Guy
07/16/2009: Improve Your Credibility