Category: Public Speaking

A Magic Number for Presenters – Speech Key Points

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Speech Key Points

Think about the last presentation you attended (virtual or in-person). Do you have a good mental image of it? Now ask yourself how many of the speech key points you actually remember from that presentation. In 20+ years of instructing all kinds of presentation skills classes, I have asked this “key points” question to hundreds of … Read On >


Running Effective Meetings

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Running Effective Meetings

All our work efforts are to increase productivity and reduce wasted time. As a result, the meetings we hold had better be important ones. Use time well by running effective meetings.


Impromtu Speaking – What to Say When You Don’t Know What To Say

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Impromptu Speaking

All the time, you are asked to speak without preparation. The phone rings, and you answer it. Whatever the prompt is on the other end of the line, when it’s your turn to speak, you will be presenting information WITHOUT ANY PREPARATION. What should you do when you’re asked to speak on a topic and you … Read On >


Noise or Noises – Which Is Correct Grammar?

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Correct Grammar

A pair of friends disagreed on which is correct. Is it “noise,” or “noises”?

From what you know, what would you say? Which is correct?


Stage Presence: ENGAGE Your Audience

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Stage Presence is charisma and charm that pulls the audience into the performance and commands attention. It is a performance skill that enables you to engage your audience. Being passionate and enthusiastic connects the performer with the audience and brings them into the story that is being told; all the while appropriately reflecting their emotion. … Read On >


Managing Audience Perception

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Do as they Do

Audiences are composed of people, all of whom have different perceptions.


How to Start a Speech

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Planning a speech

We all have times when we need to speak in public. Whether you are talking in a team meeting (online or in the office) or presenting in front of a larger audience, make sure you are prepared. Follow the tips outlined here for planning your speech.


Say What You Mean: Opinion and Fact

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opinion and fact

Opinion and Fact Depend On Audience Express opinion and fact in the correct settings to make your point effectively. For example, when expressing an opinion among friends, instead of saying that something “is the best,” say, “I think it is the best.” Here is where phrases like “I feel,” “I think,” and “I believe” work very … Read On >


Overcome Being the Nervous Public Speaker

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nervous public speaker

Most people have some degree of nervousness when speaking in public. But being the nervous public speaker should not hold you back.