“People to Watch”

“Why can’t business teach its techies how to speak? Probably because it doesn’t understand them, according to Grant, 35, owner of Executive Speaking, a Minneapolis firm that teaches technologically inclined professionals how to communicate with lay people. A former theater critic, Grant advises engineers to sidestep the morass of detail into which they often fall. Instead of ticking off points like beads on a string, her charges learn to return to the central point of their presentations, linking it to each subsidiary notion. She has thus helped bridge the gap between the numerate and the easily baffled at such firms as Honeywell, United Technologies, and General Dynamics.”


Letters to the Editor, “Speak for Yourself”

Letters to the Editor, “Mean Girls”


Letters to the Editor, “Headwinds of Bluster”


“Women managers: The issue isn’t sexuality” 

“Putting more power in your”

“The goal is a voice that’s resonant, rich and relaxed… Work to lower your voice at the end of a sentence. Ending on an up note will make you sound weak, like you’re seeking agreement.”


“Speech Coach helps put spark into business presentations”

“Advice to young MBA: Making new job work for you”

“Firm teaches workers how to convey technical ideas”

“A discrete seat for the elite”

“Hand gestures point way to effective speech”

“Speech expert give politicos stump grade”

“Theater veteran tries to take perturbation out of corporate executives’ public oration”

“Founder Anett Grant of Executive Speaking teaches with new tools”


“Changing your voice can make you a winner, Say the Experts”

“The more staccato you sound, the more you’ll be distrusted and the more people will be anxious with you. It’s an understandable reaction – which would you rather listen to, an orchestra or a jackhammer.”


“Mastering the spoken word”


“The future on tape”

“Executive Pulse: The Invisible Spouse”

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The Subtle Ways Candidates Look Spontaneous (Or Fail To) During Debates

The “American Style” Of Business Speaking And Why You Need To Master It

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How Not To Let All Those Blank Stares Derail Your Talk

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Michelle Obama And Ivanka Trump Show You Two Ways To Give A Knockout Speech

How To Talk (Not Brag) About Yourself Like The Best Public Speakers

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How To Deliver Your Presentation In Half The Time You’d Allotted


How To Turn Conflict Into A Communication Tool

3 Quick and Easy Steps for Crafting a Rousing Toast in Minutes

3 Ways To Use Gestures When Speaking Without Feeling Uncomfortable

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When To Go Ahead And Use A Cliché In Your Talk (And When Not To)

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Take the next step to be a better speaker — authentically — every day.