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How to Become a Better Public Speaker

How to Become a Better Public Speaker

You become a better public speaker the same way you become better at anything else.

Deliberate and continues practice. Jeff Olson in his book The Slight Edge talks about how the overnight success phenomena is a myth. It does not exist; what seems to be an overnight success was years in the making. Jeff Olson talks about how taking small smart steps towards your goal on a regular basis is the key to becoming better […]

2017-04-07T13:42:00+00:00 By |0 Comments

Louis C.K’s Secret to Taming Nervousness

Fear vs intent

Is your presentation driven by fear or by intent?

Louis C.K, a favorite comedian of mine, once said that his biggest performance mistake was allowing fear to drive him instead of intention.

That made sense to me because for a long time, I allowed my fear to drive my presentations. I was always worried about what my audience thought of me and my content.

VIDEO of Louis CK. Seen at 37.58-38.15

You know the feeling when your heart is beating in your chest, and your legs start to shake as you stand […]

2017-04-23T11:32:23+00:00 By |0 Comments

2-Step Process to Build a Powerful Self-identity as a Presenter

Your Powerful Speaking Identity
How you see yourself on the inside matters. It can mean the difference between you standing up with poise or you trembling with fear.

Imagine this:

I am standing on a stage with a 400 people staring back at me, my heart rate is ready to explode, my mouth is dry, my palms are sweaty, and I am wondering why is this happening to me?

No, I did not have a heart attack.

I had just left engineering and had been working as a professional speaker for a year and a half. Most […]

2017-04-23T11:36:43+00:00 By |2 Comments

The Cure To Rambling, Self-doubt, And Speaking Fillers.

The Cure To Rambling, Self-doubt, And Speaking Fillers.

Do you ever ramble on, repeat yourself, or self-edit when speaking?

Usually, that’s a sign that you might be interrupting yourself internally with negative self-reflection. It’s when you evaluate what you said in mid sentence and judge it as not good.

For example look at the following two sentences.  One has no interruptions and is clear and concise, and the other one has a negative interruption and obviously does not sound great.

Sentence #1 (no interruptions): “Hi my name is Peter Khoury, and I am the founder of […]

2017-04-23T11:41:35+00:00 By |0 Comments

A Pro-Tip to Build Your Public Speaking Confidence

Pro Tip To Speaking Confidence

Which is more important Confidence or Competence?

They are both equally important!

To be a successful presenter, you can’t have one without the other. If you have competence but little confidence, then you will never be comfortable enough to share your ideas and gain visibility. If you have confidence and little ability, then despite your initial success from that first impression, you will stumble at some point.

As a leader, you need to build competence and confidence independently of each other. They are two separate muscles, and they require different excesses […]

2017-04-23T11:43:46+00:00 By |0 Comments

7 Unbelievable “Fear of Public Speaking” Statistics

fear of public speaking statistics

Fear of public speaking statistics

Public speaking fear (Glossophobia) is a form of social anxiety disorder (SAD). There is a lot of misinformation out there about this fear and the number of people suffering from it.

Don’t freak out!

Labeling your fear of public speaking as a social anxiety disorder does not make it a bigger deal than it is. That’s just a term used in scientific journals to unify the language. It does not mean it’s bad or good; it just means that it’s not an ideal to have and […]

2017-04-23T11:50:13+00:00 By |2 Comments

How to Write The Most Romantic, Elegant, and Unique Wedding Vows For Her

Romantic Wedding Vows For Her

The wedding is around the corner. Your wife-to-be is expecting you to have your vows ready.

Are you working on them?

You want your vows to be romantic, authentic, and unique. You want to get it a little emotional, but you don’t want to sob and lose composure.

In this article, you will get a formula you can use to craft some vows that will blow her away and have the audience laughing and crying as they watch you upfront.

Advice for the analytical type:

Just in case you are the analytical type (Like […]

2017-04-23T11:53:50+00:00 By |0 Comments

Self Leadership Interview With Peter Khoury

Raitis: Hi, I’m Raitis Stalazs, founder of setgoalstoday.com. I am here with an exclusive interview with Peter Khoury for our book club.  Peter Khoury is the author of Self-Leadership Guide: Be empowered Be motivated.   Peter, welcome.

Peter: Hi, Raitis, how are you?

Raitis: Doing great. Would you be so kind and tell us how you came up with the idea that you needed to write this book? Also, if you could provide a short description, what is the topic of your book?

Peter: I think everybody has a book in them and I always looked up to my great-uncle, he didn’t […]

2017-04-23T11:58:48+00:00 By |1 Comment

The Magical Transitional Phrase Every Presentation Needs

Transitional phrase and transitional sentences

Good transitional sentences and phrases are simple, elegant and clear.

They help your audience follow you from one point to the next one.

In today’s article, you will learn the “Summarize and Switch” transition phrase.

You will learn the same phrase I use in most of my presentations, keynotes and training. It’s by far the most efficient transition method I’ve ever used.

Here is how you can create a good transition phrase:

After you finish a section of your presentation, you quickly summarize that part in one or two sentences, then you switch your audience’s attention […]

2017-04-23T12:02:02+00:00 By |0 Comments

The Holistic Approach to Different Types of Learning

Different types of learning styles

Your audience is composed of different individuals with different wants, needs and also different types of learning. 

To be influential, persuasive and engaging, you need to be at least aware of these differences.

So, what is learning?

A long time ago, the word “learning” was understood by many as acquiring and gaining a mental or physical grasp of a subject, giving it a meaningful interpretation and applying it in your day-to-day activities.

Today, however, researchers and educators see learning as a more dynamic system due to its […]

2017-04-23T12:04:59+00:00 By |0 Comments
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