10 tips for giving speeches in tough economic times How to motivate your audience to overcome obstacles. By Ragan StaffMarch 5, 2009 SHARE Speakers who follow these tips will meet the challenge of presenting in challenging and dynamic times in ways the audience will feel is honorable and worthy of respect. Great challenges offer great opportunities. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.