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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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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Once upon a Tuesday –

Once upon a Tuesday –

Business, Public speaking
I am a good speaker. I wasn't always a good speaker. I spent a lot of my time as a child being really quiet, because every time I opened my mouth, something came out that resulted in teasing, being told to be quiet, or complete rubbish to the people I was talking to.   As a child, this is devastating and we learn to keep our thoughts to yourself as no one else really understands what we are talking about. [caption id="attachment_3609" align="alignnone" width="300"] Be a good speaker[/caption] As I got older and started Drama classes (all because my sisters danced and I had 2 left feet), I learnt to speak through scripts and other characters.    This meant that I loved the stage and went on to Theatre school and…
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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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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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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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