Posts by Lisa Braithwaite
Public speaking coach and trainer Lisa Braithwaite mentors entrepreneurs and professionals to deliver memorable and engaging presentations, so they can build their businesses through speaking. Before launching her coaching, speaking and training business in 2005, she was an advocate, educator and trainer in Santa Barbara for sixteen years, creating and implementing programs, curricula, and training materials for nonprofit organizations. She received her B.A. in Theater from Pomona College and her M.A. in Education from UC Santa Barbara. She has been interviewed for The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health Magazine, the Santa Barbara News-Press, and on, and her blog, Speak Schmeak, is one of the top public speaking blogs on the Web, according to Guy Kawasaki's Lisa’s philosophy is that public speaking is fun, it's a perfect way to express yourself creatively, and that authenticity and passion are worth more than a thousand techniques.


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How to Take the Risk of Being Unprepared

By | Posted Mar 13, 2015

What do you do if you’re forced to give a presentation you’re unprepared for? Many people panic and deliver a disastrous speech that may damage their career. Lisa Braithwaite has some advice for the time-crunched speaker, and provides three tips to mitigate the risks of being unprepared. See what you can do when you don’t have enough time and you don’t have a choice.