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How to Be a Truly Inspiring and Motivating Speaker

People who want to become motivational speakers often ask how they can be great at it. Motivational speakers get handsome compensations but it’s not just really because of what they do but rather how they do it and how they communicate that to the people they speak to. Read on to learn more about motivational speaking and how to do it effectively.

What It Takes to Truly Inspire and Motivate

Motivational speaking is not just about talking the talk. It is speaking from the heart, speaking about things and subjects that you give a hoot about. Read on to learn what real motivational speaking is and why deep down we are all qualified to become motivational speakers.

How Voice Training Improves the Soft-Spoken Voice

If you are tired of constantly repeating yourself or having others ask you to repeat yourself, don’t you think it is time that you do something about it? Your volume will not improve with age. Keep in mind that your ‘inner ear,’ which is how you hear yourself in your head, is most comfortable at the volume level you have been using throughout your life.

How Using Social Media Can Make You A Better Public Speaker

If you ask a professional speaker who knows about the importance of public speaking what the best way to become a better public speaker is, I’d be willing to bet you that they’ll tell you “practice, practice, practice”. Now, that’s all good and such, but we’re living in the 21st Century, if we don’t have a live audience that we can test our ideas out on, shouldn’t there be another way? It turns out that there is – social media.

Exposed – The Myth Of Mehrabian And What He Really Meant

Communication is about more than just words. This is a true statement. There are many statements about communication that are not true. Our job as communicators is to separate the two and take the high road of quality and effectiveness at all times. So let’s put one very popular and enduring myth to bed right now. Have you ever heard or read the statistics which state that 7% of communication is verbal, 38% is tone of voice and 55% is non-verbal physiology? A statistic attributed to Albert Mehrabian.

How to Deliver a Presentation When Disaster Strikes

No matter how often you rehearse, and how many times you test all your equipment, there will come the time when a presentation takes a turn for the worse. Something about the equipment, room or audience turns against you. How you respond will determine whether you will salvage the event. Plan for it now, so you react accordingly then.

Hey Speaker – What’s Your Point?

What’s the worst thing that speaker can do when delivering a speech? Not get to the point! Your audience is left wondering just exactly why they were willing to sit there though your speech when it seems as though there was no real reason for you to give the speech. What this means is that we’ve got to sharpen up our speaking abilities and get to the point!

Public Speaking: Focus on Your Audience, Not Yourself

What is the most important thing you focus on when you have a date to speak? Is it your content? Perhaps it is your nerves. Maybe you focus on your delivery. What is important to recognize if you are interested in improving your presentation skills is that the reason for public speaking is not about you. It’s about them.

What Color Speaker Are You?

All speakers are not created the same. In fact, I think that it’s pretty safe to say that no two speakers are the same. What this really means is that as speakers we all fall into one of several different “color buckets”. Knowing which color bucket you are in is an important part of realizing the importance of public speaking and becoming an effective speaker.

Public Speaking – How to Recover From a Mistake

It happens. Despite your preparation and practice, you make a mistake during your presentation. You quote the wrong statistic, mispronounce the product name or stumble over your words while providing an example. What do you do?

Body Language Makes a Difference When You Present

Body language, or non-verbal communication, is a key element of your presentation and should match the content of what you’re saying. Your body language should tell the same story as your words. So when you’re trying to develop and demonstrate confidence, your body should help you rather than undermine that. And the first step is to become aware of your body language.

When Presenting, Stay Within Your Time Limit

When you’re giving a presentation, it’s crucial that you don’t go over the time limit. Whether you’ve set it yourself or have agreed to a time limit set by the meeting organizer, you need to prepare so that you can cover your topic within that time limit. No one will usually complain if you end a minute early, but the moment you go past your time limit, people will get restless and impatient.

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