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Gaining the Confidence of Your Audience as a Public Speaker

In one of my recent Boston public speaking courses a student asked how they would gain the confidence of an audience and be seen as an expert. As a public speaking trainer and expert I’ve heard this questions many times and I’d love to share my helpful tips on public speaking success. There are a …

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Public Speaking – The Value of Positive Habit – Part I

Rituals have existed in all societies in one form or another as a form of education, social endorsement, and important rite of passage. Rituals in the realm of public speaking can be used to make a clean break from previous negative experiences with public speaking and take the step to speaking success. To be clear, …

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Alcohol and Public Speaking – Don’t Drink and Speak

A recent article on public speaking recommended that nervous speakers have a drink (one drink) before speaking and I couldn’t disagree more. Public speaking like any other form of focused communication demands us in top form and drinking (even one drink) leaves us far from poised for success. Why am I so vehemently against such …

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