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  • How to evaluate your public speaking and public presentations  By : Dr Jeannette Kavanagh
    Without making an effort to constantly improve anything you do, including public speaking: you won't. It's that simple.

    This article is about evaluating how well you performed, whilst remembering that you must be kind to yourself. Kind but objective and a little bit challenging. Although I tell my coaching clients to treat themselves kindly when they make judgements about their most recent public speaking engagement, I encourage them to strive constantly for improvement.
  • How to Prepare for Impromptu Speeches  By : Dr Jeannette Kavanagh
    Impromptu means a combination of 'without rehearsal', 'without preparation' and 'spontaneous'. Whatever the connotations, no one likes being asked to speak in public with no time at all to prepare.

    This article will help you to be prepared for the unexpected.
  • How Public Speaking can Enhance Your Life, and Your Business  By : Dr Jeannette Kavanagh
    Ever thought "I don't want to be a public speaker and I'm never
    going to be a public speaker!"

    Many people firmly believe that public speaking is something other people do. For some, it means Anthony Robbins up there and at 'em delivering motivational talks, or David Letterman compering a show.

    They simply didn't see any relevance of public speaking to their personal lives or to their working lives - they're not public speaking people.
  • The Call To Action - how to get your audience motivated  By : Dr Jeannette Kavanagh
    Unless your only objective is to make people laugh, there's only one prime reason for anyone speaking to a group:


    Sometimes, you'll only be required to pass on information to your listeners, and once you've transmitted the information, your job is done. That might apply to University lecturers, teachers or on-the-job training personnel. I say 'might' because your teaching role is inspire your students to do something with your information.
  • Two Essential Ingredients to Splendid Presentations  By : Dr Jeannette Kavanagh
    In my coaching and in my e-program, I remind you that the audience is made up of individuals who in the main, wish you only the best. Truly splendid presentations have two essential ingredients: rapport with your audience and genuine two-way interaction. This article sets out how to achieve both.
  • Your Audience Loves You. Or at least They Wish You Well  By : Dr Jeannette Kavanagh
    I've seen far too many people assume the worst about their public presentations or public speaking. So often their assessment is based on the unreliable data of their own reactions to their audiences' reactions. Escaping from what I call the double guessing game is a vital part of your path to public speaking success.
  • Three Proven Strategies to Develop Public speaking confidence  By : Dr Jeannette Kavanagh
    We can always use more confidence to speak with impact in public. This article gives you proven methods used by actors and professional public speakers to prepare themselves to present at their best.
  • Six Tips to Splendid Presentations  By : Dr Jeannette Kavanagh
    Great presentations can take hours of preparation. If you make regular presentations to clients it mightn't take so long. However, I believe that to present at your best, you must prepare your material and your self. Here are some useful tips.
  • The Fear of Public Speaking is Very Real for Many People – So is Virtual Therapy the Answer?  By : Harrison Monarth
    This article explores a new trend in the treatment of pubic speaking anxiety via the use of virtual reality therapy. The author contrasts the use of VR therapy with the real-world coaching that not only helps people overcome the fear of public speaking, but develops them into compelling and charismatic speakers and presenters.
  • Three Easy Steps To Be Good In Public Speaking  By : David Idle
    Throughout the history of human civilization, people have been expressing their confidence and strength, not only by force, but also by the noble art of public speaking.

    The orators of ancient Greece were highly respected and valued in the community. Likewise, today’s world leaders are admired and esteemed when they have the power to address the public with poise and conviction.

    Such a high regard for public speaking makes the average person cringe at the idea of talkin...
  • Public Speaking Tips  By : Simon Oldmann
    Any public speaking involves delivering information to people who are, in one way or another, waiting to get some information. This is a key reason why you should pay careful attention as you prepare to make you speech and as you plan to meet your audience.

    Some people are naturals at public speaking and getting to audiences, you may think of politicians or a good college professor you took some classes with, the fact of the matter is most people are not good at making spe...
  • Public Speaking - The Key Is In The Body Language. The 8 Stages To A Successful Presentation  By : Pearl Deloria
    Most people have a fear of speaking to a large group. This is a totally normal apprehension. People may visualise the audience laughing at them, or shouting out. This is an extremely rare occurrence, unless you are a politician.

    Most people listening to you are aware of the pressures you are under and would never change places with you.

    These guidelines will help you to overcome your fears.

    1. Know your subject. Read through your presentation beforehand. Read around ...
  • Stage Fright, Fear Of Public Speaking, Phobia, What Is The Difference And How Do I Get Rid Of It  By : Randy Lubow
    How to overcome stage fright, build confidence and dramatically improve your performance in 24 hours or less. Discover two simple techniques that can offer some immediate relief.
  • Dealing with difficult questions or difficult audiences  By : Dr Jeannette Kavanagh
    When you present your ideas or information in public, you have to be prepared to deal with all types of audiences. Some are so docile you could be forgiven for thinking they've left this world altogether.

    Then there are the audiences who are hostile - especially if you're a politician speaking to the 'other team' so to speak. All the work you've done to prepare your talk, your notes, and visual aids will be for nothing if you can't handle some difficult questions and difficult audiences.
  • Public Speaking Fear? You Should Be Afraid  By : Paul Evans
    Like most pubic speaking consultants, I usually hammer all the reasons a person should not be afraid of presenting. However, the more coaching I do, the more I realize the fear is legit. People should be afraid of getting in front of a group.

    While there is a lot to gain from speaking publicly, there is also a lot to lose. Here are seven reasons to be scared…

    Number One: No skill.

    Would you want someone repairing your car that knows nothing about mechanics? The avera...
  • 5 Ways to Liven Your Audience  By : Arvee Robinson
    Has a boring speaker ever put you to sleep? Your head begins to nod as you fight off the urge to slip mercifully into the Land of the Z’s. Or has your mind ever wandered during someone’s dull presentation? Although you appear to listen intently, what you are really thinking about are the million tasks waiting for you at home.Sure, this has happened to all of us, more than we would like to admit. However, don’t let it happen to you when you are the speaker.
  • 12 Surefire Strategies For Overcoming Your Fear Of Public Speaking  By : Deborah Torres Patel
    For many people the idea of speaking in public can be absolutely terrifying! And sociologists report that the fear of public speaking ranks even higher than the fear of death. Not to worry. Here are 12 surefire strategies to eliminate stage fright and the fear of public speaking.
  • 17 Painless Pointers To Plan, Prepare & Practice For Public Speaking even if you're scared to death  By : Deborah Torres Patel
    Many people have a fear of public speaking. However 75% of fear can be reduced by practice and preparation, 15% by deep breathing, and 10% by mental preparation and focus. Preparing thoroughly using these easy tips as a guide will help you to alleviate unnecessary stress and ultimately provide a consistent structure for achieving extraordinary results each and every time.