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When Public Speaking, Supplement Your Air Supply BEFORE You Run Out Of It

One of the most common complaints I hear from novice public speakers is lack of air while public speaking. It doesn’t matter whether you are delivering a speech, giving a presentation, or introducing the next speaker. It also doesn’t matter how long or how short your talk. Breathlessness in public speaking is a huge problem that can be rectified immediately if you learn to do one thing and implement it in your next talk.

Acceptance Speech Tips for the Oscars

And the winner is…YOU! It’s time to arrange your face into a look of perplexed wonderment. Smile, gasp, shake your head. Whisper things like: ‘Who me? Little old me?’ Hug everybody around you, then hug them again.

10 Steps for Adding More Life to Your Delivery in Public Speaking

Some people who are normally colorful in conversation find their delivery skills lacking in expression. And then there are those who lack color both in conversation and at the lectern. There is no doubt that one of the quickest ways to put your audience to sleep is to speak in a monotone and talk at a rate of 100 mph with no acknowledgement of your audience. Does this sound familiar?

Developing the Speaker Within You: The Right To Speak

We take it as right in most places to be able to speak freely, without fear of retribution or harassment. Many speakers however, interpret this right to free speech as an invitation to speak, and an acknowledgement that people actually do want to willingly listen to them. Nothing could be further from the truth, as this right to be heard cannot be taken for granted, and must be earned out of credibility & respect.

Persuasive Speech: Winning Over the Audience

Persuasive speeches are designed with the intention of convincing or winning over an audience. The goal of the speech is to reinforce an existing idea in the audience, or to inflict some change in their prevailing mindset.

Mauled by a Bengal Tiger – Why I Can’t Talk About It

Sharing a traumatic experience can be traumatic in itself, especially when people refuse to listen or interrupt. Before sharing key moments in my life, I assess the receptivity of those listening.

The Value Of Time – What A Public Speaker Needs To Know

How long should your next speech be? Or maybe the more important question is, how long is too long? When we are asked to give a speech, there is an implied amount of time that we are being asked to fill. We are generally part of a bigger program and this is why time is so important: you need to know how to use your time in the right way…

Giving Voice to Greater Success

How would you measure up if your entire presentation was judged solely on your voice? Once you’re comfortable with your content and organization, it’s time to enhance your delivery using these techniques to make the most of your unique voice.

Developing the Speaker Within You: When Things Go Wrong

There are only two kinds of things that go wrong: things we can prevent, and things we can’t prevent. The things we can’t prevent, we need to know how to manage. For those things that we can prevent, it’s up to us to be as prepared and organized as we can be to eliminate them.

Speak and Sing With Diaphragm Breathing

We speak, we sing – it’s all the same use of the voice. Your unique voice is like an instrument that needs to be developed and maintained. It’s the source of all the lovely sounds you can make, using diaphragm breathing. Think like a Singer, Think like a Speaker – hum hum and hum – it’s good for your voice. And use “Shower Power” -hum and sing in the shower – it’s the best place to practise. Another good place to practise is when you are driving in your car.

Mastering the Art of the Compelling Presentation

There are a few basic steps required that will minimize and even eliminate your fear of speaking in public. And they are proven to make a difference. Apply them and feel more confident today!

Five Tips That Help Public Speakers

The first time I participated in public speaking I seem to remember a little thing called nerves taking over and maybe a little fear of failure was added to the mix. Then one day I came to realise that the greatest hunger of the human soul is to be heard so I started listening to the audience at every opportunity before the public speaking began and once I began I would treat the whole experience as though it were a two way conversation with some friends. In time the fear and nerves were replaced with anticipation as I looked forward to connecting with my listeners.

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