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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

    YOU WANT TO MOVE THEM TO ACTION.

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Speech Making Preparation  By : Simon Oldmann
    When a person is about to deliver a speech there are a few things that should go through his mind, the basics of a good speech are not very complicated, the speaker has to show the audience that he is knowledgeable and proficient in the subject of the speech, and if the speaker can inspire the audience and make it respond to the things he is saying, it will be considered an overall good speech. There are those who are extremely talented in speech making and will not only awak...
  • Public Speaking: The Mother Of All Fears  By : Guy Baglow
    In a much quoted survey of the things people fear most, public speaking came out as the number one fear. Death came third.

    So what is fear of public speaking and why does it generate so much fear in so many?

    What is fear of public speaking?

    Fear of public speaking is an intense and irrational fear of being judged by others when speaking in front of them - or of being embarrassed or humiliated in such situations - causing dread, panic and avoidance.

    More accurately...
  • 4 Compelling Reasons To Use Public Speaking To Get Clients  By : Peter Fogel
    There are four great reasons you should use public speaking to build you client base. Find out what they are here!
  • Proper Preparation Is The Key To A Successful Speech  By : Peter Fogel
    Being well-prepared for a speech can make all the difference. Take the time to do your homework and wow your audience with a personalized presentation.
  • After Dinner Speaking, Hero Or Coward?  By : Roger Bourne
    During my time as Chairman of Forum, the Public Speaking Group of the Australian Institute of Management, I have often been asked about speaking after dinner.

    Before I discuss this opportunity, I want you to think back to a time when you were at a dinner event and the speaker came on.

    How did you and your party react?

    Did you give him or her a chance to get started?

    Did you listen intently to the point of view being put across?

    Or did you, after you realised th...
  • (Almost) Fr’ee Marketing using Public Speaking  By : Audrey Burton
    Are you looking for inexpensive ways to market your business? Public speaking is almost as cheap as you can get! You reach a room full of people all at once, and sometimes they even pay you! Read all about how to get going, with some specific tips and ideas.
  • Public Speaking - A Fate Worse Than Death!  By : Johnnie Gentle
    You may be wondering what a Lifestyle Training Company and a retired magician have to do with Public Speaking.

    For many years at our Lifestyle Centre we trained therapists in all aspects of complementary medicine and ran courses in Personal Development, including NLP and Public Speaking.

    We found that one of the main causes of health problems today is STRESS and one of the most stressful things and one that creates tremendous fear and trepidation is the act of Public Sp...
  • Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat" Will Help You Get Your Point Across!  By : Ed Sykes
    Here's how Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat" can help you develop your vocal variety and hold your audience's attention:
  • Five Secrets to “Thinking on Your Feet"  By : Ed Sykes
    The following are five secrets to help you master your
    “thinking on your feet” skills:
  • Outstanding Presentations Start in the Mind: Five Secrets for Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety  By : Ed Sykes
    So what do great speakers do to prepare themselves to be great presenters? They prepare their minds to give a great presentation. That’s right; it all starts in your mind. How can you develop a great speaker’s mindset and start giving outstanding presentations? The following are five secrets for powerful public speaking:
  • Train the Trainer, Mastering the Art of Public Speaking  By : Paul Tobey
    Good public speaking starts with enrolling and engaging your audience 100% of the time. It should be entertaining and educational at the same time.
  • Persuasive Speaking Techniques  By : Michael Lee
    There are three things you should be aware of to become a much improved persuasive speaker.
  • Presentation Skills: How to Prepare an Outstanding Presentation in Thirty Minutes or Less  By : Ed Sykes
    It's 2 p.m. and your manager walks up to you with that look on his face. He announces that the company president wants you to give a presentation to him concerning the high profile project you have been working on…and he wants the presentation to start in thirty minutes. Now you have a look on your face as if you had just seen a ghost.
  • Presentation Skills: Seven Presentation Secrets Learned from the Academy Awards  By : Ed Sykes
    Academy Awards come and go, but one thing is a constant: bad acceptance speeches. You may never win an Academy Award, but you may be asked to give an acceptance speech for an accomplishment in your business, your career, your community, or your organization. Sometimes your acceptance speech will be for what you accomplished, or for what your team has accomplished.
  • Presentation skills: Ten Quick Public Speaking Tips for Outstanding Presentations  By : Ed Sykes
    It’s that time again…the monthly meeting. You break out in a cold sweat just thinking about it. Whether you present to your managers or your employees you are saying to yourself:

    What if I mess up?
    What if I repeat myself?
    What if the audience doesn’t like what I say?
    What if I forget a part of my speech?
    What if I look nervous?

    It’s okay! You’re not the only one feeling this way. The Book of Lists states that the #1 fear is speaking in public.
  • How to Give a Dynamic Presentation  By : Raymond Gerson
    The ability to communicate effectively with an audience is more important than ever before. This article provides fifteen tips for giving an excellent group presentation.
  • How to improve your speeches  By : Vincent Stevenson
    How to create a positive impact when speaking in public. What to do and what not to do when addressing an audience. Making your speeches memorable by focusing your words on the audience. It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it. Speaking with confidence, coherence and clarity.
  • The Art Of Public Speaking - Overcome The Fear  By : Mark Goodworthy
    One of the touchstones to success is powerful public speaking. If you have the ability to speak in front of a great crowd of people, then many people already consider you as someone who is on his way to the top. Skills in public speaking could undeniably bring anyone to the heights of his career and the pinnacle of his glory.

    But, how about those who are afraid of public speaking? What is in store for them if success is held by those who only knows how to speak in front of...
  • Public Speaking Training Can Really Help Your Business  By : Paul Tobey
    Public speaking training involves finding a training company who knows how to enroll and engage an audience. Winging it is not an option. Get the right training and your company will grow fast.
  • 9 Secrets to Better Speaking  By : Arvee Robinson Intl.
    You’re at a huge networking event. Nervously, you glance around the room and see many familiar faces. Some of the faces are new and are even smiling. These are the faces of your fellow club members. You have talked to them many times on many different occasions. So why should this be any different? Why do you have a big knot in your stomach? Why do you have an overwhelming desire to run? Why? Because tonight, YOU are the speaker. This is the first time you’ll formally speak in front of your peers. Are you ready?
  • Speak for Success  By : Sue Currie
    Being able to stand out and deliver a compelling presentation will set you apart. Read tips to help you be a better presenter.
  • Presentation Skills  By : Tyler Benson
    There are constant arguments on whether a person is born talented and gifted or a person becomes such in the course of life due to a number of reasons. Of course, inborn abilities are very often crucial; however, only persistent work upon oneself can guarantee success. What characteristics are vital for becoming a successful scholar, for example? Are high achievements ensured by intelligence and research skills merely? We argue that for being truly successful, one has to possess a capability of presenting his work.
  • Power of The Word  By : Tyler Benson
    It is nearly impossible to imagine our life without verbal communication. Verbal communication or putting it simpler all the words we say to each other is one of the main channels of our interaction with one another. No wonder that words turn into an impressive instrument we may use daily. The ways to use it are different and may serve different purposes. However, using this instrument we should always remember about responsibility that goes together with what we say.
  • Public Speaking: Plan Your Timing For Maximum Impact!  By :
    Timing is everything and public speaking is no exception. Long drawn-out presentations will only result in a bored, distracted audience and you’ll lose their attention very quickly! On the other hand, rushing through your material can give an impression of nerves, or your key points could be missed. Public speaking presents huge challenges for many people, but sorting out your timing can be the difference between a great speech and a mediocre or downright appalling present...
  • Public Speaking Tips: How To Captivate Your Audience!  By :
    Public speaking is all about performance, whether this is on an auditorium stage, in a small room or a huge arena. Holding the attention of your audience throughout your presentation or speech is an area well documented in any public speaking course. Once you’ve learned how to prepare your notes, conquered your fear of public speaking and brushed up your presentation skills, tips on great ways to captivate your audience is the all-important next step!

    Public speaking tips...
  • Tips for Public speaking With Self Confidence  By : Emmanuel Segui
    When it comes to public speaking, possessing self confidence is a must. If you find your self confidence low or nonexistent, the best way to boost it up is to practice, practice, practice. Individuals with high self confidence have an ingrained sense that they can handle any and all situations, regardless who is watching or listening. Find specific ideas below to boost your self confidence for your next speech.
  • Why It’s Worth Fighting Your Dragons And Start Public Speaking!  By : Bourne Roger
    This article talks about why you should learn and improve your speaking in public skills and tells of a personal journey and how that journey has benefited the author and changed, not only his life, but also that of many people he has coached.
  • Public Speaking: Get Rid Of Your Anxiety And Nervousness Once And For All  By :
    While having to speak in public, some people are experiencing anxiety and/or nervousness. Their hands are shaking. They can barely say anything.

    Have you been undergoing the same situation?

    No need to worry, you’re not alone. There are many out there who feel the same way about public speaking. However, it is best to try your best to get used to speaking in public. A successful person is sometimes asked to do it.

    So, if you plan to be one, get rid of your anxie...
  • How to Minimize Stress When You Present to a Group  By : Jeanie Marshall
    Do you feel stressed when you have to present to a group? Here are some thoughts to keep in mind before, during, and after you present that can keep your stress at a manageable level.
  • The Changing Role of Language Interpretation  By : Allegro
    Interpreting involves the orally rendering the meaning of dialogue which is spoken in one language into another language while retaining its essence. Interpretation is often thought of as an extension of translation, which is the other basic language service.
  • Confident Public Speaking  By :
    When you think about getting up in front of an audience to speak with, do you start to sweat? Many people don't realize it but public speaking is actually one of the most common phobias that people have. The problem with having this phobia is that it is difficult to hide whenever you are actually on the stage in front of your audience. This tends to compound the problem which, in turn, shows in the form of further nervousness on your part. Believe it or not, your nervousness ...
  • Top Ten Public Speaking Tips  By :
    So you've got to give a speech in public? Once your stomach stops churning, here are some public speaking tips that should make your job easier.

    1. Outline your speech
    Write out what you are going to talk about. Your outline should cover all the points you want to make in your speech. Ideally in a reasonably logical order.

    2. Make notes
    One of the easiest ways is to use old-fashioned 3x5 index cards. Each one should have a bullet point on it that you can expand on. If...

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