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Public Speaking

Confessions of a Keynote Speaker

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Mind you, I'm not claiming to be psychic or a mind reader, but after 25 years of doing this kind of work, a person develops a curious ability to sense what people are thinking...

Anxiety Is The Greatest Thief Of All Time

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Pat Blumenthal

It isn't always easy, I admit. Sometimes you have to work hard at putting anxiety in its place. I have to tell it repeatedly that I am boss. I do not want it to claim any more of my life.

6 Ways To Conquer Stage Fright

Lynne Martin | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynne Martin

Just knowing that stage fright originates in my lizard brain, and not my conscious one made it seem less threatening to me. Then we got down to solutions that might put that bad boy to sleep so I could enjoy talking to people about my favorite subject, our Home Free experiences. Here's what we came up with:

Here's Proof Telling An Anxious Person To 'Calm Down' Doesn't Work

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

The panicked feeling you get right before a big presentation is hardly cause for excitement. But viewing it as one may be the key to a better performa...

A Worthwhile Investment? Public Speaking Workshops For Millennials

Michelle A. Riklan | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Michelle A. Riklan

Recently, I was out to dinner with an industry colleague at a new and trendy restaurant. The lights were not too dim and the music was not overpowerin...

Emergency Confidence on Request

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

Almost everyone you meet will tell you that they would like to be confident and communicate with impact, whether during presentations, job interviews or regular interactions with other people.

3 Ways To Listen To Your Inner Voice For A Happy And Successful Life

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Lyn Toomey

I've become a faithful student of this all-knowing voice, my intuition. What I found when I stopped arguing with it is that the guidance it gives me always leads me onto my highest and best path.

The History of TED Talks

Quora | Posted 06.10.2016 | Media

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

4 Public Speaking Lessons I've Learned

Jae Yi | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Jae Yi

I disagree with the notion that public speaking is a natural gift - I think it's just a skill that can be developed through practice and feedback like anything else. I hope these lessons I've learned in my life help you develop that skill.

How To Be A Great Public Speaker Even If It Sounds Scary

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul

How can one control their nerves during public speaking or even an exam? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge sharing network where compellin...

The Professional Speaking Business Is in a Crisis

David Nour | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
David Nour

This year I have been blessed with speaking opportunities to present from Cancun to Prague, from L.A. to Istanbul: 365 days, 62 global engagements. Th...

Engage and Captivate Your Audience With These 7 Simple Speaking Strategies

Megan Tull | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Megan Tull

Each of us presents ourselves in one way or another on a regular basis; sharing who you are and what you do, interviewing for a new job or presenting a PowerPoint presentation to a potential client, or speaking to your supervisor or board.

6 Ways to Say 'I Don't Know' With Confidence, Credibility and Class

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Many professionals fear speaking to their boss or a roomful of strangers not because of the planned presentation, but for the unplanned: what if they ask me a question I can't answer?

Be Careful What You Say, and How You Say It

Susie Wolbe | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Regardless of your personal opinion, try saying whatever is on your mind with kindness and consideration. Think about how what you are saying will affect a child who has never really felt comfortable in his or her own skin. Who just never felt like he or she belonged

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...

The Science Behind Donald Trump's Body Language

Katrina Razavi | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Katrina Razavi

Did you ever think Donald Trump would get this far?! I sure didn't, but regardless of how you feel about Trump and his funny looking hair, one thing I have to admit is that he has body language down.

These 13 Bad Speaking Habits Are Killing Your Credibility

Larry Kim | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Larry Kim

Stop sabotaging your presentations and pitches with these speaking mistakes. We've all been there, sitting in an audience listening to a speaker drone on and on, oblivious to the lack of engagement from the audience. Are you guilty of these bad habits?

Three Pieces of Advice to Building Confidence For Public Speaking

Gary Vaynerchuk | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Gary Vaynerchuk

I do a lot of public speaking and there's no arguing that I'm pretty good at it. I hit the stage as a 30-something somewhere in 2006 and it was instan...

How To Communicate Like A True Italian, Using Only Your Hands

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.01.2016 | Travel

As if learning to speak a foreign tongue wasn't tough enough, there's also the body language to master. That's where Sergio Solazzo, a tour guide in I...

Speaking Up (Not Down): Why Innovation Cultures Can't Afford Your Silence or Negativity

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

The old children's fairy tale about the emperor's new clothes still conveys a powerful message - including for adults in the workplace. For those of y...

The Benefits of Keeping Your Mouth Shut

Phil Fragasso | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Phil Fragasso

One could make a strong argument that the three scariest words to state aloud (particularly in the political realm) are these: I don't know. That phrase is an explicit admission that we're less than perfect.

Why Aren't There More Women Speakers?

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

I want to shed light on an issue that impacts women stepping into the spotlight, and ask the question, why aren't there more women speakers at busines...

My Ovaries Are Off the Table

Caitlin Brodnick | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Caitlin Brodnick

I am more than happy to let them feel my new fake boobies and I'll share my intimate details, but my ovaries just aren't up for discussion. Not yet. I understand my boundaries might be confusing to others, but they're mine.

Humility Is Underrated and the Founding Father's Knew It

Peter Paskale | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Peter Paskale

The values of the Founding Fathers are a GOP favorite, and Cruz and Trump are firm believers -- hence why they both continuously pillage from America's early presidents as a way to prove their constitutional purity.

Women: Stop Apologizing As a Preface to Comments

Suzette Standring | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Suzette Standring

Ladies, can we stop apologizing for over-explaining our work? As nurturers we crave rapport, and pooh-poohing ourselves is a form of bonding. At best our intent is humility, but it conveys, "Forgive me for having thoughts."