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Avoid the Curse of Punxsutawney Phil

Do you find that every time you are asked to give a presentation you “relive” the same fear over and over again? You don’t have to live the life of Punxsutawney Phil! Fear of speaking in public still ranks as one of … Continue reading

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Going Live: Tips for First Time Corporate Speakers

Recently published on SmartBriefs…8 tips for first time corporate speakers. You’ve been asked to speak at an upcoming business meeting and have learned that some important people will be in the audience. There is a lot riding on this. And … Continue reading

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Trending Articles to Boost Your Presentation Prowess

Recent National Speaker Association articles worth sharing: Don’t Be Caught Tailoring Your Presentation With These 5 Tricks Mark Sanborn of Sanborn and Associates shares five mistakes speakers should avoid when tailoring a presentation. A Neuroscientist Shows How You Can Reduce … Continue reading

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SpeakerQuestion: What is the #1 thing I need to do when I present?

I really had to give this one some thought…there are so many things to consider. However when it comes down to it, to be an effective presenter one must project a sense of confidence when speaking. An effective presenter is … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Combat Public Speaking Anxiety

If you suffer from speaker’s anxiety, you’re in excellent company. Fear of public speaking still ranks as one of the top — if not the number one fear — in the western world. Even seasoned speakers experience some amount of … Continue reading

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SpeakerByte #54: Harness Your Nervous Energy

As you step up to speak, does your heartbeat race, breath become shallow, muscles tense up?  If so, the good news is you are normal.  While we all would prefer this not to happen, the truth is, public speaking activates … Continue reading

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Speech Preparation: Vocal Warm-Ups

Vocal warm-ups are an ancient speech preparation practice–the Greek orator Demosthenes famously cured his stuttering and taught himself to speak clearly by talking with pebbles in his mouth. While putting rocks in your mouth may not be an appealing exercise today, there … Continue reading

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