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How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Start with how you should turn off that worried voice inside your head

I am a public speaker and a book author.  Many times, when traveling on business, I meet people on planes who, finding out what I do, say, “Oh, I  could never do that! I would die!"They even look uncomfortable just saying it, as if they're about to ...

by Shawn Doyle  | November 18, 2018 12:00:00
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(Infographic) 7 Hand Gestures to Get People to Listen to You

When public speaking, stop focusing so much on your voice and pay attention to your hands

How you present yourself says a lot about you, and much of that comes down to what you do with your hands. That’s especially true when speaking in front of an audience.According to a recent study, speakers whose TED Talks went viral used an average ...

by Rose Leadem  | August 29, 2018 06:00:00
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5 Public-Speaking Tips From Seasoned Experts

Here's a tip you probably haven't heard: Speak so slowly that it actually feels strange

What are you most afraid of? If you're like most Americans, public speaking bothers you more than heights, bugs, snakes, enclosed spaces, flying, strangers, clowns and the prospect of drowning. In fact, more than a quarter of the U.S. population has a fear of ...

by Jayson Demers  | March 28, 2018 02:00:00
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7 Delivery Skills for Public Speaking

Smart delivery and strategy tactics you can practice to improve your speaking skills

The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book Dynamic Communication. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBoundI don’t know a single person, even a seasoned professional speaker, who doesn’t get at least a few nervous butterflies before they speak. But I’m also aware there’s ...

by Jill Schiefelbein  | April 30, 2017 02:00:00
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How to Give a Killer Presentation (Infographic)

Presentations can be crucial to your success. Here's how to give a stellar performance

When someone says the words “public speaking,” there’s no need to run for the hills. When you’re able to impress clients, potential investors and even co-workers with a stellar presentation, you’re positioning yourself for success.And you don’t have to think of it as ...

by Rose Leadem  | January 29, 2017 12:00:00
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Joel Osteen shares motivational words to help you achieve your dreams

The well-known pastor says, ”?"You can’t talk negative and expect to live a positive life.”

For 17 years, pastor Joel Osteen was happy to work behind the scenes, running TV production for his dad’s ministry in Houston. Osteen’s dad encouraged him to preach, but Osteen’s head was not in it. He did not see himself on stage ...

by Carmine Gallo  | June 16, 2016 07:00:00
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Become a confident speaker in 3 simple steps

There are 3 P's to follow. Read on.

Can you remember the first time you spoke in front of a group? My own "first" happened in front of 30 people. My hands were shaking, my legs trembling. “G-g-g-g-good morning everyone. Today I will talk about…” After that failure, I did whatever it took to ...

by Jonathan Li  | January 21, 2016 02:00:00
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3 tips for getting speaking gigs

Want to share your entrepreneurial knowledge to the world but don't know where to start?

Imagine going to your next conference. You’re given the choice to be in the audience or onstage. Which do you choose?  Related: Richard branson on how to calm public speaking jittersSome people are so scared to give a speech, they’d rather be in the ...

by Gene Hammett  | August 07, 2015 10:00:00
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7 ways introverts can become master minglers

Follow these seven tips to master your mingle-ability skills.

We’re all familiar with the concept of networking, and there are some myths about this social practice that I’d like to clear up. First of all, there’s an assumption that you have to be “good” at networking or it won’t get you ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | August 01, 2015 12:00:00
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7 bad speaking habits to break immediately (Infographic)

Check out these 'seven deadly sins' of public speaking.

Even your best ideas mean nothing if no one listens to you.Julian Treasure is one of the TED conference's most popular speakers and is a branding and communications consultant who works with companies like Nokia and the Waldorf Astoria. In his 2013 TED ...

by Samantha Lee and Richard Feloni  | July 23, 2015 09:00:00
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9 things true thought leaders always do

These are the nine things that true thought leaders always do.

Thought leadership is a form of influence and marketing. In today’s growth-hacking startup culture, thought leaders are more respected and recognized than ever before.Entrepreneurs are movers, shakers, innovators, disrupters and creators. They don’t follow the beaten path; they blaze their own trail. ...

by Neil Patel  | July 16, 2015 08:00:00
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5 strategies for communicating when you don't even like to talk

Here are five strategies to communicate effectively without doing much talk.

The stereotypical entrepreneur talks to everyone easily, but introverts need not be discouraged. Reticence does not doom you to failure.Social science finds at least a third, and maybe half, the population is introverted. Successful entrepreneurs who are introverts make their personalities work ...

by Murray Newlands  | July 16, 2015 12:00:00
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33 tips to help you ace a media interview (Infographic)

Here is a 33-point checklist to help you prepare for a media interview.

You have your company up and running and you want to get the word out. Doing press interviews are a great way to get your product or service in front of a new audience and tell your story.For some people, talking to ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 11, 2015 07:00:00
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