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Focused Listening – A Complement to Public Speaking and Leadership

Grant Cornwell, philosopher and president of the College of Wooster in Ohio, spoke to the students of the college in 2007. He offered this advice to them: “You have the responsibility to develop your skills in writing, in speaking, but perhaps, most of all, in listening. Listen for differences. Seek them out. Don’t surround yourself only with those who see the world as you do.” Dr. Cornwell’s message should resonate for speakers and leaders. There are many ways in which listening can enhance your speaking and leadership skills.

Public Speaking’s Great Big Sin Bin

Sometimes we can learn more from a bad presentation than from a good one. Here are some of the most common ‘speaker sins.’

If You Are Serious About Public Speaking, You Should Be Serious About Voice Training

I am ever amazed at the number of people in public speaking who never give any consideration to their speaking voice. Concerned about their physical image, their content, and their delivery skills, they have yet to realize that the vehicle for transmitting their message is the voice. And, it is not the one they hear inside their head; it is the one they hear on their voicemail.

3 Reasons Why Breathlessness Is Such a Problem in Public Speaking

One of the reasons people contact me is because of lack of air at the podium, in the webinar, or in a sales presentation. So I have a question for you.

How to Find the Courage to Speak in Public

Speaking in front of audiences is a fear many people have. That’s unfortunate because many people have to speak in front of people for work if that’s their job, and, if you’re an entrepreneur, speaking in front of large groups is a great way to get more exposure for your business, and you’re missing out by believing that you can’t do it.

Interesting Experience in Using Flipcharts In My Training

Have you seen trainers using PowerPoint in conducting their training before? As a trainer myself, I begin to see the benefit of not relying on PowerPoint because it is not an effective tool to keep my participants engaged. Instead, consider using flip charts and in this article, I will explain why.

How To Engage Your Participants At The Beginning of A Training Session

If you are a trainer, do you realize the importance of keeping your participants fully engaged during the entire training session? How do you handle the introduction of your training session? Do you know you can make your introduction more effective and powerful? In this article, I am sharing with you some of the techniques I use in the introduction of all my training sessions and hope you will benefit from my experience.

Doubts Show the Path to a Solution

Doubt is a vital part of our thinking. If we are inquisitive and need an answer, we always raise doubts. A solution is not possible till we reach the roots of a problem.

Silence Is Golden – Why?

Homo sapiens’ have received unique qualities which make them stand apart from plants and animals. The different senses inherited during birth continue till the last moment of life. However, there is something more unique in human beings- silence. It is considered gold – a pure metal obtained from the interiors of Earth. It is pure like gold hidden in the depth of brain. The brain is the storehouse of thinking power which sends the message to stay quiet in a given situation.

Digging For Laughs: Sources Of Humor For Public Speakers

How was your last speech received by your audience? If you talked with them an hour, a day, or even a week after you gave the speech no matter how good their listening skills were, do you think that they would remember what you had said? If the answer is no, then you’ve got some work to do. I have some good news for you, don’t worry about learning new presentation tips – fixing this problem might be as simple as adding some humor to your speech.

Markers, Stickers and a Long Table: A “Just-In-Time” Learning Activity

It can be a real nightmare for a trainer when participants complete learning activities much more quickly than anticipated. Here is a “just-in-time” accelerated learning activity that can deepen learning and add energy and enthusiasm for your participants!

10 Sure-Fire Steps to Writing a Speech Outline

Your boss has asked you to give a speech at the annual meeting. Now you wonder why you accepted. Panic is setting in; what should you do?

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