Tag Archives: Speaking Confidently

5 Body Language Mistakes Public Speakers Make

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Public speaking can be a difficult skill to master but its far from insurmountable. One of the key issues we see with the 1000’s of students we have trained in our public speaking and leadership courses is a lack of awareness of body language fundamentals.… Continue reading

Dealing with a Difficult Audience

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Public speaking involves uncertainty. You can never be sure of how an audience will receive you or your message. There are times when your delivery is powerful but yet still you can’t seem to connect with your audience. As a speaker these kinds of challenges… Continue reading

5 Physical Exercises to Calm Your Nerves Before a Speech

Just before a speech or presentation you may feel very tense and anxious. This is common and it happens to the best of us. However, one way to relax and become focused is through mild physical and mental exercises – often referred to as ‘loosening… Continue reading

Resting Face & The Power of Smile

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It takes just a second for people to form a first impression. Seems like an old adage, but it is born out (once again) by new scientific study from New York University. This study revealed that in less than a blink of an eye we… Continue reading

Public Speaking and the Impostor Syndrome

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Often, when coaching new students in my public speaking and leadership courses I hear of their hopes and fears related to acquiring these new skills. They often voice absurd absolutes such as: I can’t speak in front of a large crowd I don’t have the… Continue reading

5 Ways to Speak Like a Leader – BetaBoston Article

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We are so excited this month to be sharing our public speaking knowledge on Boston.com, one of Boston’s most respected news sources. You can find our article in the BetaBoston.com Global Business Hub section of Boston.com website (a Boston Globe website). The article entitle: “5… Continue reading

The Speech Writing Process A Public Speakers Guide – Part II

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Speech writing is often one of the most difficult processes involved in crafting a speech but it needn’t be. Most new public speakers come to my courses, seminars and one on one training with questions relating to writing a speech. There are many questionable speech… Continue reading

The Speech Writing Process A Public Speakers Guide – Part I

Writing a Speech -The Speech Writing Process A Public Speakers Guide

Speech writing is often one of the most difficult processes involved in crafting a speech but it needn’t be. Most new speakers come to my courses, seminars and one on one training with questions relating to writing a speech. There are many questionable speech writing… Continue reading

The Courage to Speak

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Courage is the willingness to confront life challenges with bravery and confidence. Life challenges are in seemingly endless supply – and for most, public speaking is tops among them. When we examine deeply entrenched and unchallenged speaking anxiety we see it has some very negative… Continue reading

Confident Public Speaking in 5 Easy Steps

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Challenge Your Beliefs For many public speaking is an extremely fearful and anxiety producing endeavor. The root of these fears can be many things, but they tend to form into strongly held misguided beliefs. Sadly, they often lead people to erroneous believe they are incapable… Continue reading