Lest we forget

Lest we forget

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That speaking is the one thing that allows us to communicate with each other and the rest of the world. So why are some people so bad at it. It is not that they cannot speak, they lack the ability to communicate. Communication is about listening to the other person involved. Even when we are speaking from a stage, you have to be able to read the audience, understand when things are not working and have a backup plan. So many speakers just speak at an audience. The problem then is that the audience resent being spoken at, and as they can't just walk out (unless you are so bad you have offended them), they have to put up with you and they just walk out resenting the waste of time and only ever…
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Conveying The Right Message When Communicating With Others

Conveying The Right Message When Communicating With Others

presentations, Public speaking, Uncategorized, Your Message
Why the message is so important By Bev Hepting | The Message Maestro Communication skills are an essential part of success and happiness. You have to be able to communicate effectively with those around you to get things done and have good relationships. But was effective communication? How can you convey the right message when communicating with those around you? In this article, we’ll walk you through the simple steps involved in effective communication so you can start conveying the right message! 1) Simplicity is key A simpler message can make a larger impact; minimalism is key. There’s no point adding fluffy language and empty words. Those extras don’t improve your message whatsoever and just add unnecessary confusion. Be direct and to the point so that it is easier for…
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Public Speaking is an important skill

Public Speaking is an important skill

Business, presentations, Public speaking
Why Public Speaking is an Important Skill for Everyone to Know Public speaking is not just something you might have to do for work or for people in positions of leadership. Learning to talk to others in public forums is an essential life skill that everyone should master in their lives. Learning to speak publicly can not only benefit your career in many ways, but it also has tremendous advantages for your personal growth and development, as well. Here are just some of the many reasons why you should start improving your public speaking skills today. 1. You Will Improve Your Confidence When you learn to speak publicly, you can increase your self-confidence tremendously. Whether or not you value what other people think of you, mastering public speaking skills can…
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Speaking With Authority 101

Speaking With Authority 101

Business, presentations, Public speaking
How you speak is important. Everything from your tone, words, and body language indicates your level of confidence and authority, and if you do not come across as deserving of respect or attention, you are unlikely to get it. While you may not be a natural leader, you can still learn to speak with authority and show others your confidence. Here are the basics for learning to speak with authority so that others will listen and respect your words. Watch How you Stand and Sit Your posture says a great deal about your confidence. If you look timid, people will not take you as seriously. Stand tall and straight with your shoulders back. Put one foot slightly more in front of your body and put your weight on your back…
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Conveying the Right Message.

Conveying the Right Message.

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Conveying The Right Message When Communicating With Others Communication skills are an essential part of success and happiness. You have to be able to communicate effectively with those around you to get things done and have good relationships. But was effective communication? How can you convey the right message when communicating with those around you? In this article, we’ll walk you through the simple steps involved in effective communication so you can start conveying the right message! 1) Simplicity is key A simpler message can make a larger impact; minimalism is key. There’s no point adding fluffy language and empty words. Those extras don’t improve your message whatsoever and just add unnecessary confusion. Be direct and to the point so that it is easier for those you’re communicating with to…
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Communication, Rhetoric, and History

Communication, Rhetoric, and History

Public speaking, Your Message
One of the things that History has taught us is that there are few life-skills as important as developed speaking skills. Speaking, a formal speech or address, has been the single greatest tool in motivating troops before war or battle, providing an outlet for grief during times of mourning, and quieting the rioting masses. We have the Ancient Greeks and Romans like Aspasia of Miletus (the mother of Rhetoric), Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian to thank for laying the foundation of what we see today in public political participation. On November 19th, 1863 Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg address at the consecration of the National Cemetery. Against the backdrop of the memory of fallen soldiers, and at the site of one of the bloodiest Civil War battles, President Lincoln…
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Ten Public Speaking Tips to Get Over Your Fears

Ten Public Speaking Tips to Get Over Your Fears

Business, Public speaking
Whether you are a seasoned pro or a novice to public speaking, we all get nervous from time to time before talking in front of an audience. Even the best public speakers admit that there are certain topics or audiences that have rattled their nerves, so it is nothing to be ashamed of. If you are a nervous public speaker or want to be prepared in case that anxiety ever strikes, having some helpful tips at the ready can keep you from losing your nerve or going off the deep end. Tips to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking #1. Be Prepared The number one reason people feel anxious about speaking in front of others is they are afraid they will make a mistake. Practicing your speech a lot…
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The Elevator Pitch

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Let me ask you something. Do you love your elevator pitch? Do you hate having to do your 60-second pitch when networking? Do you struggle to tell people what you do? You see… Some people think that they need to tell people everything.  Their whole life story in 60-seconds.   Others think that people need to know all the various therapies, treatments, methods and anything else they can throw into the mix is what people want to know. Do you want to know the truth? The truth is that people just want to know if you have the answer to their problem.  Can you help them achieve something, deliver something, get over something.   People buy solutions to problems.   Generally, they don't really care how you do it, just that you can.…
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