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Can Cicero Teach Us to Sell More?

I think so. Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer, philosopher and politician considered by many one of the Rome’s greatest orators once said “To teach is a necessity, to please is a sweetness, to persuade is a victory.” I want to give credit to Marcus Tullius Cicero for his ingenuity and genius in creating this formula.

Presentation Skills: Do You Know Your Audience?

Sometimes we get so caught up in the idea of public speaking – be it from nervousness or excitement – that we often do not have a clear idea about those to whom we will be addressing. In truth, you cannot even begin to create your presentation until you know about your audience. And, the best way to gain that information is to ask.

Nasality: Too Much Nose Can Ruin a Great Speaking Voice

Since the majority of the population is not aware of and thereby not using their ‘real’ voice, the majority of the population does not know just how great their speaking voice may be. And, if that voice is plagued with too much nose, then what is hiding inside could be a truly amazing instrument.

Why Is Speaking In Public The “Perfect Storm” Of Fear?

Many of us will be familiar with the benefits of public speaking and presenting in terms of credibility, exposure and expert status. There are a great many people who simply cannot bring themselves to get up and do it. Many cite a fear or phobia of public speaking itself and leave it at that. I want to dig a little bit deeper into this phenomenon and briefly analyse some potential root causes of the fear involved.

How to Become a Better Speaker

Novice speakers need to improve their speaker skills. Whether you want to become a professional public speaker, or you speak to advance your career just within your company, you’ll want to get better at speaking. Read on to discover 3 simple ways to get better and advance professionally.

Public Speaking and Getting Over Your Fears

Not everyone is going to have to do public speaking during their life time. However, if you are in the business field or work in an office job, you’ll most likely have some point in life where you’ll have to do some public speaking. If you’re more of an extrovert, public speaking will not necessarily be a problem for you. If you’re an introvert, you’ll most likely completely dislike having to speak in public.

Three Simple Steps To Learning The American Accent

If you know how to listen to the American Accent as well as how to produce the sounds of English on your own but you find that you are not able to do it consistently, then the last and final step is to simply practice what you have learned. There is really no other way around this final step because speaking with an American Accent is pretty much a skill. As your speech organ develops muscle memory, you will find that you will be able to speak clear, natural and fluent English without exerting any mental effort to do so.

How to Create Your Own Speaking ‘Presence’

If you’ve ever wondered why some public speakers have a certain ‘presence’ about them that their listeners connect with, well wonder no more. This inspirational article will not only show you just how easy it can be to have your share of it too, it could very well change your life! It really is a simple matter of knowing where to find it…

8 Rules To Follow When It Comes To Dialogue

How to make great conversation with others? What are we after when we engage in conversation? What does the use of words offer humans? What end are we seeking, unconsciously when we converse with others?

Go For A Public Speaking Career

Aspiring to a great career as a speaker is a wonderful goal. Many people will give up once they encounter fear and overwhelm. If you want to succeed with a speaking career, read on for some great tips.

The 2 Best Ways to Take Control of Your Speed When Speaking

Often I find that unclear or poor diction is due to talking at 100 mph. It is certainly not uncommon to hear it in people in which English is not their 1st language; however, it can also occur for speakers in any language whether it is their mother tongue or a 2nd language.

Attention Mumblers: Speaking Clearly Is Easier Than You May Think

One of the biggest frustrations when trying to communicate with those who mumble is the fact that we, the listeners, cannot understand their diction. What generally results is that we will ask that oft-repeated question, “What did you say?”

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