Monthly Archives: May 2016

Practice Your Presentations

Why is it that some speakers captivate our attention and move us to action, while others put us to sleep?  And how can you learn to be one of the good ones? Contrary to popular opinion, great speakers are not … Continue reading

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Make It Memorable

Here are the top 5 strategies you can use to make sure every presentation is a showstopper. 1.  Realize 90% of Nervousness Doesn’t Even Show The audience usually can’t see the telltale symptoms of nervousness.  The butterflies, the shaky hands or … Continue reading

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Skill Sets For Job Seekers

According to Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., and Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., Every employer is looking for a specific set of skills from job-seekers that match the skills necessary to perform a particular job. But beyond these job-specific technical skills, certain skills … Continue reading

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How To Put Your Audience To Sleep

Ten Tips to Put Your Audience to Sleep Have you ever fallen asleep when listening to a speech or presentation? Sometimes a little nap during a presentation can boost your energy for the rest of the day. Speakers- if you want … Continue reading

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Public Speaking and Your Business

When asked, the majority of people would claim that their greatest fear is getting up in front of a crowd and giving a speech. People in business often don’t know how to address a group of people who are wanting … Continue reading

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Communication – An Essential Life Skill

As a Toastmaster, I spend a lot of time reading articles on communication to enhance my skills in public speaking.  Here is a quote from an article I recently read and a link to the full article. “Good communication skills … Continue reading

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Finding A Speech Topic

Although this seems difficult at times, there are many things we can speak about, we simply need to be open to “listening” to the world around us for topics. For instance, one night last month I was sitting on my … Continue reading

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Delivering Information

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 your speech and as … Continue reading

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What Is Body Language Anyway?

What is Body Language? Body language is the unspoken or non-verbal mode of communication that we do in every single aspect of our interaction with another person. It is like a mirror that tells us what the other person thinks and … Continue reading

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Procrastination

” Procrastination:  to be slow or late about doing something that should be done : to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.” Although I have been busy … Continue reading

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