Half a Million Visits!

Something happened last night that I could not have anticipated when I began this blog just over three years ago. Someone, somewhere—I don’t know who or where—registered the 500,000th visit to Manner of Speaking. (And, as a nice bonus, it happened on the birthday of my youngest daughter, Kristen.)

I am thrilled with the amount of positive feedback and good wishes that I have received from people all over the world over the past few years. I am delighted to have been able to contribute, in a small way, to helping people become better speakers and presenters.

My sincere thanks to everyone who has taken the time to stop by, or leave a comment, or share a link with others. Thanks also to everyone who has linked to Manner of Speaking on their own blogs or websites. The support is very much appreciated.

People often ask how much time I spend on the blog. The simple answer is: a lot. However, it doesn’t feel like a lot and it certainly doesn’t feel like work. And that’s a good sign, I suppose, given that I have no intention of stopping.

So once more, thank you very much. And now, back to “work” on the next post …


About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
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24 Responses to Half a Million Visits!

  1. Mélanie says:

    Holy moly! Congrats! Keep up the good work.

  2. cw1217 says:

    Great article, thanks for posting! Love your blog!

    Make sure to practice early and often. Practicing at home in front of a mirror can help you with your body language. Do whatever it takes to become comfortable with what you have to say. Being familiar with your speech is a necessity, but memorizing or reading from written material is not. Instead of reading your whole speech when you are at the podium, make a list of points that will remind you of each subject that you plan to cover. It is always a good idea to personalize your speech, and discuss personal stories that will hold the attention of the audience. Also remember to pace yourself, and speak slowly and steadily so that you are understood by everyone in the room.

  3. Congratulations… great quality content! See you soon.

  4. Wow John, impressive! Congratulations…

  5. Congratulations, John. No small achievement! I’ve been following your blog for only a month or so, and have gone back into the archived posts. That’s how good & extremely useful your work is. Here’s to you reaching the 1 million reader milestone!

  6. Osmar Jardim says:

    Congratulations John!!! First million visit expected to Kristen’s birthday next year? My guess is: ” earlier”.

  7. florian says:

    Happy Half! You are a rock star of rhetoric. That’s why… Big hug!!! Flo

  8. Van de Cauter, Sandra says:

    Congratulations John!

    I have been using your quotes in my trainings with Women in Leadership positions at Roche. I train them in improving their message and delivery of the message.

    Happy to learn from you and grow from your quotes. Have a wonderful week-end.


  9. Antonina Marenco says:

    Congratulations John! Very well deserved! You have put a lot of hard work into this blog and your passion for the subject is obvious! This calls for a celebration! And happy birthday Kirsten! Antonina and David

  10. 500001!!!
    John, I must have done about 1000 of those – I find your site extremely educational, without any wasteful stuff. It is also very entertaining. Thank you for all the work you put into it.

  11. Thank YOU John for your great insights, very thought out articles and amazing value to us, your readers. To 500,000 more! See you in Bonn.

  12. Peter says:

    Many congratulations on the blog traffic John. It just proves the old saying that when you’ve got a great product, the people will come. 🙂

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