Articles By Maryfran Johnson

Improve public speaking skills with honest feedback

A few minutes into the speech, you notice it. Maybe it's a phrase the speaker keeps repeating, or a podium death-grip making the microphone wobble. Maybe it's a swiveling chair that never stops

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Maryfran Johnson

Using Webinars to wow your audience – tips from an expert

As a card-carrying extrovert, there's almost nothing I like better than being on stage, making sure a room full of people are being entertained and engaged. Years of piano recitals banished my stage

Published on: September 14th, 2009 Maryfran Johnson

How to be a compelling and charismatic speaker

Given the choice between picking up a live snake or a live microphone, many of you reading this would reach for the reptile. Even the name of this new column-Center Stage-may produce a

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Maryfran Johnson