Now that we’ve launched Your Ultimate Speech, we’re starting to roll out a steady stream of blogs designed to help you unleash your inner TED.

Here’s the first post. If you like it, please do share the love.

And if you’re looking for a few snappy quotes to tweet out, here are some juicy ones…

I wasn’t a newbie speaker. But the advice to throw away my old speech was the best advice I ever got.

Even the best speaker knows he or she will never get to 100%. Get over it.

If you want a painfully honest impression of your speech, have someone film it.

Does your speech have an idea as big as ‘send a man to the moon’?

People don’t come to hear your speech. They come to see you, and see if they like you.