Lest we forget

Lest we forget

presentations, Uncategorized
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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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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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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