Monthly Archives: July 2016

Developing Confidence in Speaking

ACQUIRING CONFIDENCE BEFORE AN AUDIENCE Students of public speaking continually ask, “How can I overcome self-consciousness and the fear that paralyzes me before an audience?” Did you ever notice in looking from a train window that some horses feed near … Continue reading

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Learn By Doing

It is an ancient truism that we learn to do by doing. The first thing for the beginner in public speaking is to speak—not to study voice and gesture and the rest. Once he has spoken he can improve himself … Continue reading

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How Do You Listen?

We were given two ears and one mouth.  That means we should spend twice as much time listening as talking.  If we truly listen, we listen to understand.  When we listen to understand, we pay attention to the way the … Continue reading

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Filler Words

How is your communication? Do you ever catch yourself saying “uhm”, “like”, ‘you know” or other filler words? Do you notice when other people use them? Do you find you lose track of the message as you count the number … Continue reading

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