Sunday, February 3, 2019

Another confused ‘Top 50 List’ of public speaking blogs

On January 23, 2019 Feedspot had an article with their latest list of the Top 50 Public Speaking Blogs Every Speaker Must Follow. But the list is innumerate, since it really has 58 items. Back on December 22, 2016 I had blogged about How far should you trust a list of 50 Top Public Speaking Blogs that actually has 54 items? My answer then for a previous list was “not very far.”


Even worse is their other January 23, 2019 article claiming to list the Top 20 Presentation Blogs, Websites & Newsletters to Follow in 2019 that instead lists just 15 items.

Also, I hate being ordered to follow those public speaking blogs. Some of the listed blogs are excellent, like Public Words (#2), Manner of Speaking (#4), Speak up for Success (#8), and Speak Schmeak (#25).

Other blogs really are not worth following. One is David McGimpsey’s Presentation Blogger (#10). On February 1, 2017 I blogged about his providing Incomplete and useful advice about recordings of your speech rehearsals. (David has tried unsuccessfully to spam one of the LinkedIn groups on public speaking with his stuff, but they took them down almost as fast as he posted them). Another, Peter Knoury’s Magnetic Speaking (#58) had an atrocious post titled 7 Unbelievable “Fear of Public Speaking” Statistics that I blogged about on December 15, 2016 with a post titled Believable and unbelievable statistics about fears and phobias of public speaking.

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