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4 Expert Tips For Getting Over Your Fear Of Public Speaking

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business

If there's anyone who knows a thing or two about public speaking, it's Chris Anderson, the head of TED Talks and author of TED Talks: The Official TED...

9 Phrases to Drop from Your Presentation

Jonathan Li | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Jonathan Li

After interviewing some of the most successful speakers in the world, I have discovered that once speakers have some aha moments, they never go back t...

Nervous to Confident: How I Got Over My Fear of Public Speaking In 3 Simple Steps

Jonathan Li | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Jonathan Li

I've got over my fear of public speaking in three simple steps. Apply these steps so you too can overcome public speaking anxiety:

Public Speaking: How to Command Attention

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Writing a draft is a solid first step when it comes to communicating in front of a crowd. Never plan to stand up and wing it, even for an informal talk. Putting your thoughts down on paper helps you commit your speech to memory.

How to Monetise Your Speaking Engagement

Stephanie Fiteni | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Stephanie Fiteni

Your speech is ready and a lot of effort has gone into it; and then your business partner asks "but how is this going to win us new clients?"

Public Speaking 101: Lessons From a 9-Year-Old

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

In the vast sea known as award season it would be easy for a vessel like the Critics' Choice Awards to get lost. But not this year, my friends. This past weekend the show was stolen by 9-year-old actor Jacob Tremblay who won the award for Best Young Actor for his work in the indie film, Room.

How to Handle Audience Skepticism

Matt Abrahams | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Matt Abrahams

By nature, human beings are risk averse. People will go to great lengths to avoid potential negative outcomes -- much greater lengths than they will go to attain potential positive ones. This orientation toward the status quo often compels us to be suspicious of new things.

Gaga Got It Right!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

In this "snapshot" selfie-driven society, where the rude "rules," why was there so much negative chatter this week about Lady Gaga bumping into best a...

10 Quick Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

Jonathan Li | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

As entrepreneurs, we need to give presentations regularly. We give sales presentations to potential clients. We deliver pitches to prospects.

How to Have an Impact on the World With Persuasive Speaking

Jonathan Li | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

To make a big impact, we need to be persuasive in public speaking. But there are so many things we can focus on: storytelling, humour, body language... What should we focus on first?

8 Storytelling Secrets Every Business Leader Should Know

Jonathan Li | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

Many people love stories, but few people tell good stories. To succeed in business, we need to tell good stories so people will listen and take action.

5 Public Speaking Tips for Standing Ovations

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.26.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

I had the opportunity to interview Robyn Hatcher, the author of Standing Ovation Presentations: Discover Your Unique Actortype and Let It Shine. Hatcher uses her experience from her past careers to teach others to find their authentic selves and to become effective speakers

11 Ways to Guarantee a Successful Author Talk

Matthew Dicks | Posted 05.19.2016 | Books
Matthew Dicks

Recently I described the format of my typical (and I think ideal) author talk. Today I offer a few specific suggestions on how to guarantee success at an author talk of this kind.

No Fear Presentations: A Guide to Public Speaking

Austin Schneider | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

I will defy most on one topic...public speaking. I love it. It is an interesting thrill to be able to present to a group of people, and a sign of great respect for you. It means people are there to hear what you have to say, and that they want to learn from you.

Scott Walker's 47 Percent Moment

Peter Paskale | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Peter Paskale

Yesterday, the Scott Walker campaign hit precisely the same trap when he not only compared American workers to the terrorist group ISIS, but actually implied that they were worse than ISIS.

Wanna Rock Your TEDx Talk? Follow Three Easy Rules

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

Giving a TEDx talk? Fantastic! You must be thrilled/terrified/nauseous/overwhelmed! Certainly, there's a lot on your mind right now--your talk has a lot to live up to, and you're probably feeling the pressure. How are you going to get your message across? Is it going to be interesting? Where to start?

Tips for Public Speaking

Greg Mania | Posted 03.22.2015 | Comedy
Greg Mania

It's pivotal to be prepared before a public speaking engagement. Acquire all necessary knowledge when you're preparing and make sure you know it inside and out. Ask yourself: What am I forgetting? What should I hone in on?

4 Tips To Get Over The Panic Of Speaking in Public

KnowMore TV | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
KnowMore TV

Have you ever gotten that sinking deer-in-headlights feeling in front of a podium? Or, have you tried to picture an entire audience in their underwear? You're not alone. Let's explore how you can overcome this common phobia.

You Had Me at Hello: 5 Steps to Superhero Public Speaking Status

Jess Teutonico | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Jess Teutonico

Think of it like talking to your friend in a casual awesome conversation. Think of it as something fun. Not only is it one of your greatest assets through life but it helps you be superhero status comfortable in your own skin.

My Top 10 Presentation Tips That Will Wow Your Audience

Catriona Pollard | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

Whether we like it or not, public speaking is a fact of life. Whether you're doing a presentation at a conference or event, or pitching to clients in the workplace, we all have to take the stand at some point.

How to Speak in Public Without Puking on the Podium

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.31.2014 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Over the decades, I've given hundreds of speeches. Some were brilliant, some sucked. But never has anyone thrown rotten vegetables at me, or walked out, or hissed that my words were straight from the devil.

Why Your Sales Presentations Are Bombing

Ellevate | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Begin your presentation with your audience's picture rather than your own. Speak in language they can easily understand. Tell them only about your product or service as it has relevance to them and their problem-solving and/or goal-conquering.

Emma Watson's Inspirational UN Speech: 4 Lessons For Anyone Who Wants To Speak As A Leader

Bart Egnal | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Bart Egnal

Anyone who wishes to speak as a leader would be wise to read the transcript of her talk and watch the videos of her delivering in.

Tremble, Sweat and Freeze: 5 Ways to Speak Without Fear

Susan Harrow | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Susan Harrow

I'd like to share five strategies to help you use fear in a productive way, get calm and grounded, and make a powerful impression when you're speaking to an audience during workshop, seminar, retreat, or live event.

Seven Steps To Manage Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Suzannah Baum | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Suzannah Baum

Have you ever avoided a career or business opportunity because it required you to speak in public? Did you ever have a great idea you wanted to share in a group setting but didn't because of your fear of speaking in front of a group of people?