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Public Speaking

Connect with the audience before your conference presentation.

Credibility is basically a measure of how the audience perceives your integrity, believability, and authority on the topic you’re presenting, and how they receive your message will largely be based on this factor.

Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as just presenting your message; your credibility can take a hit before you even step up to the lectern.

Read on for some tips on setting yourself up for success.

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What’s the Best Communication Method to Use?

How to choose the best communication channel to make your point. The modern workplace gives us numerous ways to communicate with one another. Thanks to technology, we can send a message in the blink of an eye…often to a coworker sitting next to us in the office. There are definite advantages and disadvantages to each […]

9 Ways You Distract Your Audience During Your Speech

Don’t let these distracting mannerisms sabotage your speech. Nothing can ruin an otherwise good speech quicker than poor delivery. Public speaking anxiety can often manifest itself as distracting habits that draw the audience’s attention away from your presentation. Your gestures and movements should complement your message, not distract from it. Below are some tips to […]

Speaking at C-Level, Tips on Briefing Senior Management

Presenting to senior management is a special talent…read on for some pointers. In any organization, briefing the senior leadership team is an intimidating situation. You get to dress in your most uncomfortable clothes, present in an unfamiliar room, and speak face to face with, perhaps for the first time, the movers and shakers of the […]

What’s the Best Way to Get My Point Across?

The message is just the start; you also need to choose the best communication channel. The modern workplace gives us numerous ways to communicate with one another. Thanks to technology, we can send a message in the blink of an eye…often to a coworker sitting next to us in the office. There are definite advantages […]

Avoid Public Speaking Anxiety by Knowing Your Room

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5 Tips on Making the Speaking Venue Your Friend No matter how accomplished a speaker you may be, walking into an unfamiliar room can be a scary situation. While some speakers thrive on the adrenaline rush, and are more at home speaking off the cuff than with a prepared speech, I like to follow the […]

How Do I Stop Saying Um?

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You can break the habit of saying um, uh, and ah So you’re asking “how do I stop saying um.” Trust me, you’re not alone. Nothing detracts from an otherwise outstanding speech than the constant distraction of the verbal pause. Whether your crutch word is uh, um, ah, like, you know, or one of a […]

How to Establish Credibility Before Your Speech

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Set yourself up for success before you say a word. Credibility is basically a measure of how the audience perceives your integrity, believability, and authority on the topic you’re presenting, and how they receive your message will largely be based on this factor. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as just presenting your message; your credibility […]

How to Get Public Speaking Experience

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Because half of the battle is just showing up! Let’s face it, it’s human nature: If we really want to avoid something uncomfortable, we’re going to find a way. If we really enjoy something, we’ll find a way to do it often. Public speaking is no different. For those with a fear of public speaking, […]

10 Tricks to Hide Your Public Speaking Anxiety

You’ll get better at this in time, but for now, here are some short term fixes. There’s a lot of info available on how to overcome stage fright. Most of it’s great, and you can grow, over time, into a terrific speaker by using the advice. In the past, I’ve written on how just getting […]

5 Obvious But Often Forgotten Tips to Remember When Public Speaking

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A few simple tips on public speaking. Guest post provided by Miscelleana Rhinehart. See below for more information about this author. From teaching a classroom full of students, to carving a handmade cabinet, there are always a number of simple and obvious of tips to keep in mind. One of the more stressful things we […]

5 Tricks for Handling On The Spot Public Speaking Events

Even when speaking ‘off the cuff,’ you can still be ready for it. Guest post by Niña Angeli Pilapil – See below for more information on this author. Have you ever been asked to speak on the spot before? Did it go well or did you immediately get cold feet and your tongued tied up that […]

8 Tips for Giving a Great Presentation

Use these simple tips to make your next speech a memorable one. Guest post by Neltje M. – See below for more information on this author. So you’ve been asked or required to give a presentation and it is freaking you out. Don’t let worry overshadow the opportunity that you’ve been given. You get a […]