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Top 30 Body Language Tips for Great Presentations

Top 30 Body Language Tips for Great Presentations

Business, presentations, Public speaking
Top 30 Body Language Tips for Great Presentations You have seven seconds. Studies found that first impressions matter a lot, people will have largely formed their opinion about you based on the first several seconds of watching your talk, so make sure your intro counts.Tap into your emotions. True engagement requires a level of emotional involvement, and the best way to cultivate this is to focus on your own emotions. Before your get on stage, ask yourself how you feel about your message. What do you want the audience to feel? By focusing intensely on what you are feeling, your body language will automatically convey it to the audience.Loosen your shoulders. Keep your back straight but not rigid, and shoulders relaxed. When you are nervous or tense, it usually shows up…
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The art of public speaking

The art of public speaking

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Public speaking is simply the act of talking in front of a group of people. It is deeply rooted in civilizations across the globe. The spoken word is of great value and it has been for centuries. This fundamental method of communication has helped mankind progress through the ages. Speaking in public is an art. Whether the group is small or large many people find the process completely overwhelming. Effective presentations require clear delivery that includes proper inflection, pauses, and emphasis. Some people seem to have the knack for oral presentation while others struggle with this type of activity. Natural talent does help. However, effective public speaking can be achieved through research and diligent practice. The art of oral presentation is one that can be mastered with the right methods…
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Be yourself

Be yourself

Business
When you first start in business, we all listen to everyone else. We have all been there.   We take the decision to start our own business.   We love what we do and we want to spread the love to the rest of the world.   Trouble is, we then have to think about all the stuff we don't know about.  Telling people, a website, emailing people, marketing, PR, accounts, networking, etc. etc. What do we do then, we go and look for people who have done it before.   Those that have blazed a path for us to follow.   We go online, we follow people on social media, we pay to do workshops, online courses, mentoring.  We do to all sorts of events and before we know it we have paid hundreds,…
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Got a book in you.

Got a book in you.

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Have you ever wanted to write a book? Maybe you have written your book and don’t know how to get it published. Then join Discover your Voice on March 22nd at the George Albert Hotel – Dorchester from 9.00am – 2.00pm. A panel of experts will be on hand to answer your questions, give you tips and advice and get you working on that book, getting it published and getting it sold. http://www.discoveryourvoicecoaching.com/get-that-book-published/ The panel consists of Authors, Ghostwriters, Marketing experts and Publishing house.   Together they will give you all the help you need to get that book from your head to paper and onto the shelves. How many of us have said, “I want to write a book” but have no idea how to start or keep the…
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Improve your communication style

Improve your communication style

presentations, Public speaking
Here are six tips for improving your communication style: 1. Knowing how to improve communication skills will come easier once you become aware of your own communication style. Each person has a unique way of communicating. Listen to your own speech. What sorts of words do you use? Which sort of body language and what tone of voice are you using? Now, think of someone who, in your opinion, is a good communicator. Compare your style to theirs. You've just taken an important first step in how to improve communication skills. 2. Now that you are aware of your own style, study the style of those around you. How do the most important people in your life converse? How do they say things? Look for approaches you can model and…
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Are you afraid of speaking in public

Business, presentations, Public speaking
Are you one of those hundreds of people who are afraid of speaking in public? Have you ever asked yourself why? There are so many reasons why you are afraid, and all of them completely understandable.  Being afraid of speaking in public is no different from being afraid of anything that puts you in the spotlight.   There is this belief that when we are in the spotlight, our brains will turn to mush.  We will say things without thinking and make a fool of ourselves. We believe people are not interested in what we have to say and will be bored.  And the most common one is 'I don't know what to say'. I have been speaking in public for many years, and I have to agree that if someone…
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Why Speak?

Why Speak?

presentations, Public speaking, Uncategorized, Video
Why not speak? Speaking is everything if you want to grow your business. I know it is scary and I know you would rather jump off a tall building without a parachute than stand up and speak in front of a group of people.    But what if you could change just one person's life if you just told them what you do? Speaking in public is something that we have forgotten how to do.   Before the digital age, we would speak all the time.  We would do live presentations, we would speak in school and we would speak in all sorts of places.   But we now speak to ourselves through the medium of live streaming, video and social media. And many of you do speak to yourselves.  You forget…
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Avoiding a Panic Attack and Public Speaking

Avoiding a Panic Attack and Public Speaking

Public speaking
Many people associate a panic attack and public speaking. They usually have had an anxiety-producing public speaking experience. They may test that past memory of public speaking again, but often the same anxiety reaction results. People who have to speak publicly on a frequent basis and suffer from panic attacks are always searching for a panic attack remedy. Amber's Story Amber had many risk factors for panic attacks when she entered senior school. Her mother had a history of anxiety as well as her older brother. Amber was successfully able to avoid a speech class until her final year of school. In order to graduate, she was going to have to take speech. Although she had never received a diagnosis of panic attacks or an anxiety disorder, Amber had always dreaded…
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