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Public Speakers Want To Know: Are Handouts Your Friend Or Foe?

When a speaker provides his or her audience with a handout there’s a good chance that you are going to lose their attention. What’s a speaker to do?

Get Rid of Fight or Flight Public Speaking Anxiety and Turn Speaking Into a Career

Use speaking as a platform. Most public speakers that you may know don’t necessarily start out seeking a career as a public speaker.

Public Speaking – Using Gestures to Deliver Your Message

Even professionals need to control their emotions and body language. Use your gestures properly to grab attention and increase the impact of communication.

There’s A Reason You Want To Stay On Message

Now you’re probably thinking I sound like a real humbug. Well, let me tell you that I don’t always buy into my list of seven rules. Sometimes, and unfortunately it doesn’t happen often enough, I have a person who uses my notes as inspiration (or I like to think they’re inspiration) and then follows his own path. In those moments, I’m just happy to sit back and watch a true artist at work.

Starting A Speech Off On The Right Foot

When it comes time to give a speech, since we are aware of the importance of public speaking we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about how we want things to end up. It turns out that although this is important, perhaps what we really should be doing is spending more time worrying about how our next speech starts off.

Great Speakers Know How To Get Off To A Great Start

The next time that you give a speech, what can you do to boost your chances of the speech being a success? We all know about the importance of public speaking and since none of us want to waste our time or the time of our audience, long before we take the stage or the front of the room we need to figure out what we can do to make the speech that we’re going to give a great speech.

Connecting With an Audience – How to Build a Connection

To have the most impact on your audience, you need to build a strong connection with them first. A strong connecting puts you and the audience at ease and lets you deliver the best speech possible! There are three steps you can take before your presentation to build that connection and make sure your audience is changed by the speech you deliver: Research, Write and Mingle.

How to Rehearse Your Speech

We all know that practice makes perfect. But how exactly should you practice? Rehearsing with friends is a great tool, but even before you do that there are 3 methods you can use to build your comfort and confidence. By using these three methods of rehearsal, you will develop a powerful presentation that truly makes a difference for your audience!

Making People Believe You Are An Expert Works Wonders

Scientific studies have shown us that when someone who appears to have confidence in their expertise is giving people instructions, they generally follow them, no matter what those interactions are. Learn to demonstrate the same effect to your students, audiences and staff, and you can be the leader you always wanted to be.

The 5 Most Important Reasons to Make Eye Contact With Your Audience

One of the most important things you can do in public speaking is to make eye contact with your audience. Watching a clock on the wall, gazing above the heads of the audience, keeping your focus on your notes or a PowerPoint presentation, or staring at just one person in the crowd is not making eye contact.

Some Lesser-Known Tips for Acquiring an American Accent

While you may not be able to identify most of these accents at present, it is important for you as an English language learner to be aware of their existence when you start trying to learn the American Accent. This is because your goal should be to learn a neutral American Accent or one that is not readily identifiable as coming from a specific region.

Active Non-Aggressive Hecklers And How To Deal With Them

In previous articles, I have analysed the main categories of disruptive hecklers that a presenter or speaker can expect to encounter at some stage in their career on the podium or in the training arena. Here I will take a look at active but non-aggressive hecklers who fall into two sub-categories. These two sub-categories are the overt and covert heckler. I will also suggest some simple methods for dealing with them.

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