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How To Stay Focused And Keep Your Audience Listening

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Is Anyone Listening?

One thing I notice about many of today’s public speakers is they don’t know how to stay focused. They start out strong with a great opening, but as the presentation goes on, their message gets lost in a maze of irrelevant information.

Learning good public speaking skills can improve this common problem and save […]

The Best Way to Improve Your Speaking Skills? Practice

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Practice Helps Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
If you had to put a number to it, how long would you say it takes to be good at something? An hour? A week? A year?

The truth is, whatever it is you’re trying to get better at, your success is tied directly to the amount of time […]

Why Being a Passionate Public Speaker Matters

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What Does Public Speaking With Passion Mean?

If you could speak about any subject in the world, what would you choose?

Your family?
Your most prized possession?
An incredible experience you had?

Whatever topic you’d pick, the reason you’d choose it is because you’re passionate about it. It’s something you love to talk about and I’m sure everyone listening would […]

The Power of the Pause

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Pause for Effect—Because It Works

One of the most effective public speaking skills you can master is the pause: knowing when to use it and how long to hold it. The power of the pause is in its ability to both punctuate your message and keep your audience on the edge of their seats.

In speaking, pauses […]

Captivating Your Audience: Grab Them Right From the Start

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Captivate Your Audience in Less Than 15 Seconds
I’m guilty of being a channel surfer. I can’t tell you how long it takes me to decide whether or not the channel I’ve landed on has something worth watching. Maybe 10 seconds? A minute? Five minutes?

Click. Next channel. Click. Click.

It probably doesn’t take anyone five minutes. Either […]

How To Speak On Camera Like a Pro

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Speaking In Front Of A Camera: Get Used To It
During our Public Speaking Training workshops, it’s standard practice for us to set up a camera and videotape every presentation given by our attendees. We do this for a couple of reasons: First, our feedback is more meaningful when workshop participants can see what we see. […]

Interact With Your Listeners: Step Out of Yourself and Join The Audience

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Interacting With Your Audience is Important

The thing about a terrific business presentation is you aren’t even aware it’s a business presentation. Obviously, if the purpose of the meeting is to pitch an idea or deliver the results of the most recent fiscal quarter, everyone knows why you’re there. But when you can put together a […]

Calm Your Public Speaking Nerves

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Stay Calm While You’re Speaking
Thousands of people pass through our Public Speaking Classes workshops each year and the majority of them aren’t just nervous about public speaking, it terrifies them. They’re scared of messing up; they’re scared they’ll look foolish; they’re scared something will go wrong and their presentation will be ruined.

Let’s just put it […]

Why You Need Good Public Speaking Posture (Infographic)

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The Correct Posture for Public Speaking Matters
It may not seem like a big deal, but a person’s posture can play a pretty significant role in their public speaking abilities. Those who have trained with us know we put a huge emphasis on body language and non-verbal communication, and good public speaking posture is a part […]

Need a Great Quote for Public Speaking?

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Give These Great Quotes About Success a Try
As a public speaker, your job is to present a message that captures your audience’s attention and holds on to it right through to the end. A great, well-placed quote can add humor, intensity, and emotion, and sometimes the best quotes about life are pretty relevant for the […]