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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5 Strategies for public speaking

5 Strategies for public speaking

presentations, Public speaking
I was never a huge fan of public speaking. I was always very nervous and had this overwhelming feeling the audience was judging my every word. I now know how to overcome my fears and deliver a memorable presentation. I have summarized for you the top 5 strategies I use to make sure every presentation is a showstopper. Realize 90% of Nervousness Doesn't Even Show. The audience usually can't see the telltale symptoms of nervousness. The butterflies, the shaky hands or the sweaty palms. The key is for you to not focus on them either. You need to focus on the audience. When you do this two things will happen: 1) they will like you more, and 2) much of the nervousness that you feel will go away. Don't Avoid…
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5 ways to engage with your audience

5 ways to engage with your audience

presentations
When you speak you need to engage with your audience. Has a boring speaker ever put you to sleep? Do you wish they could engage with your audience better. Your head begins to nod as you fight off the urge to slip mercifully into the Land of the Z's. Or has your mind ever wandered during someone's dull presentation? Sure, this has happened to all of us, more than we would like to admit. However, don't let it happen to you when you are the speaker. The key to keeping your audience from taking a mental exit is to involve them in your talk. Yes! Studies show that the more you involve your audience, the more they retain. Why? Because they are listening! You can involve your audience in several…
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You Are Always Public Speaking So Be Prepared

You Are Always Public Speaking So Be Prepared

presentations, Public speaking
Public Speaking and why you hate it The funny thing about presenting and public speaking is that the majority of people will tell you they don’t enjoy it and/or aren’t very good at it. And yet regardless of who they are and what they do, most of the speaking they do on a day-to-day basis IS public speaking. You see, mostly when we talk to ourselves we keep it as an internal dialogue that nobody else can hear. But whenever we open our mouths and actually make a noise in front of another person we’re speaking in public – hence “public speaking”. So why do so many people find it so scary? I think it’s the eyes. All those sets of eyes fixed on you….. BORING into you. It’s unsettling.…
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