Rickson Gracie on The Importance of Learning to Breathe




Public Speaking Anxiety – A New Approach

All of us who suffer from fear of public speaking have suffered from Fight/Flight Response, but what is it? When threatened by danger your natural defence is anxiety, and the immediate response is either to fight or to flee. Anxiety is therefore a defence mechanism to protect you from harm.

Learn To Set Goals In Order To Succeed As A Speaker

Congratulations – you can give a speech in public without bursting into flames. But can you give a good speech? No matter what your skill level is, you can always become better. However, you can’t improve if you don’t know how. It turns out that thing that we do each year around New Years, setting goals, is exactly what you need to do in order to become a better speaker…

Top 5 Ways to Bore Your Audience

By my estimation, I have sat through a whopping 15,372 presentations. Some were as short as 45 seconds and some were as long as 4 hours. Some were interesting, some were pithy and others were humorous. Most had content and many were actually well-researched, well-written and used humour and visual aids effectively. But a whopping 70% or 10,760 and one that I walked out of before it was finished were just downright boring. How did the speakers manage this?

Can You Really Learn to Be a Better Public Speaker?

A brief article introducing a simple trick to enhance speaking performance. The article also discusses some short falls with traditional public speaking techniques.

Preparing for Public Speaking Perfection

It does not take a genius to be aware that, when it comes to the delivery of perfect presentations, the amount of time you spend preparing and practicing has a dramatic impact on your end results. You should never be tempted to substitute substance for style. Yet, whilst content is king, delivery that is either too laboured or too fluffy results in the most brilliant of messages being lost on audiences.

Tips for Getting Booked As a Public Speaker

Public speaking to market your business is an excellent way to get more prospects, more clients and more cash flow quickly and efficiently into your business. It’s also a great way to add another stream of income into your business. However once you decide you want to speak more, the next question is usually “What can I do to get booked as a speaker?” The biggest mistake is people put together a fabulous speech and then get stuck. You cannot assume that just because you have a speech people will think of you as a speaker. It’s your job to TELL them. Read this article for 7 easy and free tips that work and will keep working for you without a lot of effort.

Speaking As a Children’s Author: What to Talk About

How to Begin. The most important thing is to connect to your audience. Greet them in a cheerful and friendly style. Be as natural as you can. Smile a lot, but don’t overdo it. If there’s no one to introduce you, do it yourself and do so right away

Public Speaking Anxiety – How Breathing Can Help

While it may seem like there’s nothing you can do about the symptoms of this fear of public speaking disorder or phobia. The reality is that there are many techniques that can help you. It starts with understanding the problem. One of the biggest symptoms of your social disorder is being short of breath; often to such an extent that you cannot speak and you’re rational though disappears.

How To Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking – An Introduction

In my career and social life I speak publicly on a regular basis. I used to have a huge fear of public speaking, it was stressful as I lived with it for a long time. You can imagine what effect it had on my career, marriage, social life, etc.

Annoy Your Audience: Read Your PowerPoint Presentation Slides

If your goal is to irritate your audience during your next presentation, read your PowerPoint slides to them. According to several audience polls and business surveys, the number one presentation complaint is “The speaker read the PowerPoint slides to us.”

Public Speaking – What Makes One Speaker Stand Out Above Another

Public speaking skills are important in all aspects of life, personal and professional. This article shares a tale of two speeches in a less formal situation, and how with some simple speech techniques applied properly you can give your audience a positive experience instead of wondering when it’ll end.

Public Speaking – Why Dr Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech Is One of the Best in History

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is famous for delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech, during a crucial time in US history in the fight for civil rights. In analyzing that speech, you can see how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s techniques can be used by anyone presenting a speech can be more powerful and more effective.

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