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Why Do People Fear Public Speaking? 3 Very Interesting Theories

I get asked the following question almost every single day… “Why do people fear public speaking?” Over the past ten years, I came across three theories that make sense. I call them “theories” because they are not a verified truth. I don’t know the truth on this matter, however knowing the ideas helps me feel […]

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Public Speaking Lesson From The Declaration Of Independence

  I believe that the strongest and most authoritative way to begin your presentation is a belief declaration. Because it is the simplest, most concise way to tell people where you stand. I am not surprised that the writers of the Declaration of Independence chose to declare their beliefs right at the beginning of the […]

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How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking: Three Ways

People often ask me How I (Finally) Got Over My Fear of Public Speaking. The short answer is that I have not. The fear is still there but I have it under control. Now, I speak on a national scale at conferences and coach the biggest names in the corporate world. I give my clients […]

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The Biggest Public Speaking Lesson I Learned From Prince

  I can’t imagine anyone who doesn’t know Prince! You might not be able to name his albums, and you might not understand his lyrics, but I bet you will recognize him when you see or hear him. He is a unique human being. Despite the gossip about his flaws, you can’t deny that he […]

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Interview with Scott the Nametag Guy

Scott is a popular engaging speaker, author of ten books, and has a blog which was voted to be one of the best 100 business blogs in the world by Alexa and Technorat. Scott is an expert on approachability, public speaking and sales. Enjoy! Public Speaking Skills Peter: Are you ever nervous when speaking in […]

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Presentation Structure: How To Wrap Your Head Around Your Presentation – Video

Do presentations stress you out? Thousands of intelligent and capable professionals become stressed when they have a presentation to give. They spend days and weeks in dread as they anticipate the day marked on their calendar when they have to give a speech. They don’t know where to start or what they will even say. […]

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5 Powerful Presentation Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.

  The “ I have a dream ” speech by Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) is one of the most influential speeches of the 20th century. Regardless of your presentation topic, if you want to motivate, inspire, and move your audience, then you must study this masterpiece and apply it to your presentations. The “I […]

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3 Steps to Introducing Yourself as a speaker: (Without Sounding Like a Jerk)

Introducing yourself is one of the hardest things to do in a presentation or a networking setting. I know It’s awkward… You want others to know, like, and respect you without sounding mushy, cheesy or braggy. You see other presenters talk about themselves so elegantly and you wonder: how the heck do they do that? […]

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The Top 9 Characteristics of Effective Public Speakers

Public speaking can be terrifying, but when you care about your career progression you need to find a way to get your voice out. Public speaking is how you can share your ideas with a large number of people, stand out from the corporate crowd, and get visibility in your field. Unfortunately, if you’re public […]

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Women In Leadership Program Notes

Women in Leadership Course Notes The two ways to position yourself as a leader in your organization. 1. Through force; Playing the game of politics and jockeying for position. 2. Through personal change; One of my mentors once said that you could change the world by changing yourself. The organization is an ecosystem, and you […]

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