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The Message

The Message

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Everywhere we look there is a message. Written, implied, made clear, ironic, wrong etc. We cannot move for the number of messages in our life. They talk about the nanny state, and if you think back a couple of hundred years, the number of messages in our lives were reduced to just those around our immediate environment. Things like 'No Poaching', 'Hanging today'. However, we live in an age where we are bombarded by messages, and we have our own messages to get out there. How do we do that? How do we get our voice's above everyone else? For some, it is about shouting louder than anyone else or bigging up their success, their experience, and just plain shouting for the sake of it. This does not make for…
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Your Guide On Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking

Your Guide On Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking

Public speaking
Public speaking can be considered one of the five scariest things people can do. Some folks even think that it is scarier than dying. Therefore, it is important to practice in advance in order to boost your confidence. Use the tips in this article to address your issues with public speaking. Take the time to really know the material in your speech. If you have your speech committed to memory, it is still very important to understand the topic completely so you can tell stories or jokes related to it. Use them when needed to bolster your persuasiveness. Also use them to reinforce your speech in questions and answer sessions or follow up conversations. Always face your audience. This will limit the amount of distractions that you have. Your audience…
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Speaking like a pro.

Speaking like a pro.

Public speaking
Do you speak like a pro? Not even sure what a pro speaker sounds like? I have many people ask me if I can help them speak like a pro.   My standard answer is which pro do you want to speak like, and wouldn't it be better if you spoke like yourself and become a great and effective speaker. Many of the speakers we listen to and admire are good because they understand their audience, they know their message and they know how to give you what you want.    Many of them, speak really well but give you nothing in return, except the chance to spend thousands on their new program. You have to decide what sort of speaker you want to be.   Only then can you…
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5 reasons you should NEVER wing it

5 reasons you should NEVER wing it

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You have been asked to speak at an event There is only 1 week until the event What do you do? I cannot count the amount of times someone has said to me, "I just wing it, I am confident about speaking in public".    And when I ask how they know if their speech has been effective, they look at me with a blank expression because the idea of their speech being effective had not occured to them. Here are 5 reasons why you should never wing it. You will not have the exact message you want to give to people worked out You will not know what you want your audience to do You may go all around the houses with you speech because you have not prepared…
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