Five Simple Tips for What to do With Your Hands When You Speak

Ah the angst–what do you do with your hands. We rarely wonder about them until we stand up to speak and then suddenly it’s all we can think about. In our pockets? Locked up tight? Behind our backs? No, no and no. In case you are wondering, here are the things you should be doing. [...]

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10 Quick Tips for “Owning” Your Presentations

Are you ever tentative about speaking in front of others? Do you fear you will make a mistake or look foolish? Do you ever worry that people will disagree with you? If so, it’s possible that you aren’t completely committed to your own communication. Before you lead another meeting, sales call, presentation or training session, [...]

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15 Quick Tips for Fighting Stage Fright

Since public speaking is apparently the most common fear people name when asked, there is a good chance you have experienced it at one time or another. If you have, you know how uncomfortable and unsettling it can be. Don’t just endure it; fight back. Here are fifteen ways to fight stage fright so you [...]

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How to Keep Your Audience Awake and Engaged

Your audience is getting sleepy. Very sleepy. It might be your fault. Maybe you are lecturing too long, or failing to connect the material to the needs of the listener. Maybe your voice is getting monotone, or your war stories are a little long-in-the-tooth. Before you beat yourself up, consider that it might NOT be [...]

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