Category: Public Speaking

Pauses When Speaking – No Need To Avoid Silence

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Silence: Pauses are OK When Speaking

Use silence to add to the effectiveness of a speech. Dead air is not always “bad.” Consider it the sound of the audience thinking.


The Persuasive Speech

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Persuasive Speech

Most people resist change. The problem is that some of them (they may be employees we lead) need to change to make themselves more efficient and improve the business. So the dilemma is to get them to see that they need to change. Giving a persuasive speech can help with that. The goal of a … Read On >


Online Presenting Best Practices

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Online Presenting

The online-presenting means that we all use web-based video conferencing tools to allow users to meet online, with or without video. Improving Communications online classes use video, audio, and screen-sharing, as well as instructor/facilitator led, activity-based learning.


Not Being Self-Centered: It’s So Easy, UB4me Can Build Relationships

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UB4me is not being self-centered.

Did You Know It Is Not All About You? Not Being Self-Centered: UB4me  I want you to think about this. I think we should all speak less about ourselves and focus more on others. I do this, and it’s quite effective. I encourage you to do the same. I will be more memorable to people by showing that I’m interested in them. That … Read On >


Speaking Skills Matter In Meetings

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Speaking Skills Matter in Meetings

Have a meeting coming up with another person or a handful of people? Here are four public speaking tips to bring to the table.


Watch That Look On Your Face

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Facial Expressions

What is that look on your face? Are you aware of your facial expressions when people talk to you? Well, they certainly are, so it is smart to keep them under control.


What if I forget what to say during my speech?

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Forget What To Say

At the end of a Presentation Skills class I instructed last week, Wrapping up, I asked the audience if there were any final questions. One attendee raised his hand and said, “What do I do if I forget what to say while I’m up in front of the room?” Before I could respond, three more people joined in. … Read On >


Show Enthusiasm When Speaking

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show enthusiasm

Tips on how to show enthusiasm when speaking to an audience. Bring energy to any topic and those in the room will listen.


Recovering From A Public Speaking Mistake

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public speaking mistake

EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES Can you remember the last time someone told you that? I can. It was yesterday. I was speaking in front of a large audience, and I used the wrong word. My brain froze and what came out of my mouth was a few syllables short of the word I meant to use. … Read On >