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4 Tips for Giving an Excellent Presentation

During recent engagements coaching business leaders, as they prepared for various presentations, I kept hearing the same question again and again. No matter what we were working on, or whether it was an individual or team consultation, at some point someone invariably asked, “I can do WHAT?”

Business Presentation Skills: Lessons From Public Speaking Contestants

Business presentation skills are vital to career success, but too many folks haven’t polished them to the degree they should. Learn these lessons from contestants in a public speaking contest.

How to Get Rid of a Nasal Voice

There is nothing more frustrating than listening to someone who speaks with an excess of nasal sound. In a study done some years ago on how people react to a nasal voice, it was reported that it is frequently associated with less-than-average intelligence and a sign of immaturity.

Do You Know What Sounds Are True Nasals?

While we tend to think of nasality as an issue for New Yorkers, excess nasality is not just their problem. It is found in many parts of the United States and Canada as well. In the English language, there are 3 sounds known as nasals which should vibrate in your nose.

How To Prepare For Public Speaking

Part of the reason we fear public speaking so much is that awful feeling of vulnerability. A lot of this has to do with the sense most of us have of not being in control. While we can never truly eliminate the fear of public speaking, we can take some basic steps to reduce that feeling of total helplessness and channel nervous energy into our presentation. The key is preparation.

Professional Speaking At Age Three?

Professional public speaking has numerous skills that have been practiced, performed and perfected for years. Is there an innate quality that is genetically predisposed to professional speakers? I’ve pondered this for several years and discovered that although there may be a genetic component possible the skills for effective public speaking can be nurtured, maintained, learned and developed.

Public Speaking – A Life Long Skill

Public speaking is an important skill that everyone needs to develop. It is not just for lawyers, politicians or professional speakers. It is required in every aspect of life, from simply asking directions to bystanders or giving a short speech at a wedding.

Tips to Write a Good Funeral Speech

Funerals are incredibly difficult, upsetting and stressful events that unfortunately we generally all have to experience at some point in our lives. The thought of speaking at a funeral, especially in a formal way, can be hugely daunting. You know that everyone will be watching you expectantly, and it can be difficult to judge the tone on the actual day of the event; it may be that the guests of the funeral are looking for some light relief from the pressures of a very formal service and so there is an expectation that…

Key Elements on How to Be Persuasive

The other day I was in my favorite upscale food store and bought these perfect, glistening, deep red raspberries, the kind that make your mouth water when you look at them. Unable to resist, even though they were rather pricey, I bought them. When I went to serve my perfect berries for dessert a day later, they were covered with mold! As you can imagine, I was less than pleased. At this point you’re probably wondering what moldy raspberries have to do with the key elements on how to be persuasive. Bear with me.

5 Top Tips for Powerful Public Speaking

We’ve all been there – staring forlornly at the carpet on the floor, or gazing blankly out the window at the wind in the trees – and wondering when on earth that speaker is going to sit down and shut up. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Effective public speaking is a skill that can be learned by almost anyone, and can revolutionise your sales or corporate presentations.

Public Speaking Is More About Your Audience and Less About You

You’ve been invited or requested to speak and while your immediate reaction may be debilitating fear, at some point, you begin to focus on your material and/or your delivery. My question to you is what is goal? Are you aware that unless you know your audience, your goal cannot be fully recognized?

Protect Your Next Speech From The Room!

I’ll bet that you didn’t know that the next time that you give a speech, the room is going to be actively conspiring against you! Yep, it’s true – no matter how cozy and inviting the room that you are going to be speaking in may appear, it is actually working against you. This room has chewed up and spit out tougher speakers than you – what makes you think that you’ll do any better? The good news is that I know what you need to do in order to survive and I’m going to share it with you…

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