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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 […]

Using Gestures Effectively During Public Speaking

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Gestures Are Important to Get Your Message Across
One important way to help your audience understand what you’re trying to say is through hand gestures. That may seem like a strange thing to say—after all, if your message is clear it’s the words you use that should relay your point, right?

That’s true, but keeping in mind […]

Eliminating Filler Words from Your Vocabulary

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Filler Words Are Speech Killers
Okay so…like…filler words are…umm…awful, you know?

It’s probably safe to say we all fall victim to filler words from time to time, especially when we’re feeling nervous or uncertain. And few people are as nervous and uncertain as when they have to get up and speak.

But have you noticed just how many […]

3 Reasons Why Public Speaking Isn’t As Scary as You Think

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Public Speaking Anxiety Is Common
Ask just about anyone and they could probably give you a list as long as their arm of things they’d rather do than get up in front of an audience and talk. Public speaking anxiety affects an estimated three-quarters of the population and not many bother learning how to get over […]

Vocal Exercises for Public Speaking

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Voice Exercises Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Did you know your voice can produce as many as 325 different pitches? Or that your body uses 100 different muscles to create speech?

The stress you feel when you have to give a presentation can create tension in the muscles all over your body, including your face. That means […]

How To Improve Public Speaking Skills

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Not everyone is afraid of public speaking. In fact, if we go by the stats, an estimated 25 percent of Americans are not afraid to get up and talk in front of a group. That means one out of every four people would willingly stand up in front of a group and speak and have […]

Dealing with Public Speaking Anxiety

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Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to give another presentation?

It sounds like a dream come true for people who suffer from public speaking anxiety. And frankly, that’s the majority of the population. The thought of standing before a group and talking is just about the scariest thing imaginable for most people — scarier […]

Mastering The Microphone

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Here’s the thing about a microphone: There’s a right way and a wrong way to use it. For the most part, it’s a simple enough piece of equipment: A small unit that converts sound into an electric signal so that it can be amplified. But it is a piece of equipment—and like all equipment, you […]