About Marc Stoiber

Marc Stoiber is the founder and CEO of Your Ultimate Speech. He's also a brand consultant, university marketing teacher, prolific public speaker, blogger and podcaster. In his spare time he likes to do silly things like skateboard in pools and pipes.

Deconstructing Ron Popeil’s Boardwalk Sales Pitch

In one of my recent blog posts, a person commandeered the comments section to pitch his product. Pitching this way usually comes across as ham-fisted and cheap. I can't imagine it's terribly productive - in fact, it annoys both the writer and other people commenting on the story. My policy in these situations is never [...]

Crafting a back to school speech with P.U.N.C.H.

It seems to me the beginning of the school year would be a natural occasion for an inspiring back to school speech from a principal or administrator. Certainly, there are plenty of great Commencement speeches out there.  But those are given as students are on their way out. If one wanted to inspire excellence and [...]

What You Lookin’ At? Or, How to Craft Presentation Slides for a Great Speech.

SpeechDIY Part VIII: Crafting Your Presentation Slides. (Note: This post, the seven that preceded it, and the last to follow, mirror the SpeechDIY course we created for executive speakers. You might want to subscribe to this blog series to avoid missing any of the lessons.) In our previous post, we talked about creating slides for your speech [...]

SpeechDIY Beta Test Successful at TEDx

On Saturday, July 29th, Royal Roads University hosted its inaugural TEDx conference. Twelve speakers took to the stage - and crushed it. I'm proud to say those twelve prepared using a beta version of SpeechDIY, a product that will be launched by Your Ultimate Speech in September. Here's how it works. Learn. Do. Share. SpeechDIY [...]

Afraid of getting lost during your speech? Leave a trail of breadcrumbs.

SpeechDIY Part VII: The breadcrumb slideshow In our previous post we talked about the importance of sharing your half-finished speech...and how to turn the process from painful to positive. (Just FYI, this post, the six that preceded it, and the two to follow, mirror the SpeechDIY course we created for executive speakers. You might want to subscribe to [...]

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When should you share a half-finished speech? Now!

SpeechDIY Part VI: Share your speech-in-progress In our previous post we talked about how to add visuals to your speech to dial up grabbing power and memorability. (Just FYI, this post, the five that preceded it, and the three to follow, mirror the SpeechDIY course we created for executive speakers. You might want to subscribe to this blog [...]

Turn your speech into a captivating visual journey.

SpeechDIY Part V: Visualize your message In our previous post we talked about how to add personal, unexpected, novel, challenging and humorous (P.U.N.C.H.) elements  to your speech structure. (Just FYI, this post, the four that preceded it, and the five to follow, mirror the SpeechDIY course we created for executive speakers. You might want to subscribe to this blog [...]

Want a Captivating Speech, Add Some P.U.N.C.H To It!

SpeechDIY Part IV: P.U.N.C.H. In our previous post we talked about the advantage of letting listeners in on your speech, even if it's still in the planning stages.  This post, the three that preceded it, and the four to follow, mirror the SpeechDIY course we created for executive speakers. You might want to subscribe to this blog series to [...]

How to know if you have a good story? Try telling it.

SpeechDIY Part III: Telling your story In our previous post we described structural templates you could use to make your speech more powerful, and your speechwriting easier.  This post, the two that preceded it, and the five to follow, mirror the SpeechDIY course we created for executive speakers. You might want to subscribe to this blog series to [...]

At the heart of a great speech is a great story.

SpeechDIY Part II: Great Story Structure. Our previous post launched the SpeechDIY series - essentially a how-to guide for crafting a great speech on your own. This post, and the 6 to follow, mirror the SpeechDIY course we take executives through (note: you might want to subscribe to avoid missing any in the series). We [...]

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