I am a public speaker and an aspiring teacher. I find myself in the same predicament with freaky quotes for him with pictures as many: I must speak for hours on end, but am not naturally gifted with a high-pitched and melodious voice. With such an obligation to speak to all manner of crowds, it’s no wonder that my vocal chords are taxed and strained daily. Sounds like any other profession? Here are the products that help me keep up my game!

If you, too, find yourself in this predicament then these products may be exactly what you need. Some will be more useful than others depending on your needs (e.g., if you’re just speaking to small groups of friends).

1. The  Gas Passer

The Gas Passer is a simple $4.95 device that looks like a traditional gas can. It’s intended to be used to let off gas without giving the game away, by pressing the small button in front instead of fumbling with the zipper in your pants. The can is made of durable plastic and will last quite a while.

2. The  No-Pee Belt  For Men

This belt is not to be used by women; although, I can see how it might be useful in some situations. This belt looks like a normal belt with a pouch on the side for storing personal belongings. However, this pouch is also lined with an absorbent material that’s meant to remove bodily fluids. At $19.99, it may seem a little pricey for an accessory, but this will easily pay for itself by avoiding having to change in the middle of public speaking engagements.

3. The  Little Peeker  For Women

If you’re like me, you have to pee during a speech. The only problem is that the audience can see you walk away from the podium to use the restroom. One plausible reason for leaving work would be to get more water, but that becomes less believable each time it happens. This discrete device will allow me to pee right where I stand and still give off the appearance that I am doing just fine at work! The Little Peeker comes with a special bladder that is inserted inside your clothing and has tubing that runs down your pants leg. It looks like a normal water bottle on the outside, but it has a small valve near the handle that allows someone to pee while standing up.

4. The  Onion Patch

The Onion Patch is an ingenious way to camouflage the few, tired patches of skin on your hands. When you have a tendency to leave fingerprints, this little device is just what you need to conceal them. The Onion Patch is a strap-on patch that looks like a ring of onions that can be placed discreetly under your clothing on one of your hands. It’s designed to work with both men and women so it’s perfect for those times when you want your hands free.

5.  The  Gollum Wristband  For Women

If you’re as bad with public speaking as I am, then having an object on your wrist is just not enough. The Gollum Wristband is just the thing you need to feel less nervous. It’s a handcrafted replica of the Gollum Ring from “The Lord of the Rings” with a built-in counter. This device allows you to keep track of your speech. Each time it ticks, it counts down another second toward your goal to finish speaking. The only downside is that it also keeps track of how many seconds are left for me to continue experimenting with this product.

6. The  Acoustic Noise Canceling Headset For Women

I’ve had luck with most other smartphones, however, my Droid Eris has a tendency to give me static. I often have to turn it off or else I’ll be interrupted by the sound of static. The noise canceling headphones are perfect for when you are speaking and you want to reduce the amount of distractions. The headset plays many frequencies that a normal pair of headphones would not; thus, blocking out the unwanted noises around you.

7. The  Instant Puppy  For Women

At $19.99, this little product is a lot less expensive than the dog that comes with it. The Instant Puppy allows you to sit in the audience and listen to your audio bites. Although, it has a somewhat limited range of volume; however, for $19.99, it’s a worthwhile investment that will allow you to participate in longer speeches or podcasts!

8. The  Vocal Protection As Seen On TV  For Women

Everyone knows that there are some speakers who have an annoying tendency to talk over the microphone – whether accidentally or on purpose. This device corrects for this problem by giving your vocal cords protection from overexposure to noise as well as resistance from being damaged by high-pitch sounds.

9. The  Phone Converter  For Women

Everyone knows that technology has allowed us to use more and more cell phones in public places. However, many times, people are not aware of the fact that the person they’re speaking with doesn’t have a cell phone. Not only is this rude, but it can be very distracting to the audience as well. That’s exactly why I need this little device; however, it is too expensive for me to ever consider buying one myself.


There are literally hundreds of other products created to help those of us who must get up and speak on a regular basis. But if I’ve learned anything from these past few weeks, it’s that there are very few of us who live in a vacuum. What works for one person may not work for another and we are all constantly searching for ways to trick ourselves into believing that we’re better speakers than we really are. However, even if these products don’t work out for me, I will continue to push forward and do what I can to be the best speaker that I can possibly be… though there is always room for improvement!

There are many labels that could be given to describe me, but one thing’s for certain: I am an entrepreneur with passion. Whether it's building websites and social media campaigns for new businesses or traveling the world on business trips - being entrepreneurs means constantly looking at yourself in a different light so as not get bored of your own success!


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