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Terrified of Public Speaking? How to Get the Words Flowing

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

If you're required to give presentations at work -- or if speaking in front of an audience is something that you feel called to do, in spite of your fear -- this article is for you. This five-step process can be a great start to resolve those gnawing fears about talking in a front of a group.

3 Things Women Need To Stop Doing When Speaking In Public

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 09.20.2014 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wolven

Listen Up Ladies of a Certain Age. You know, you 40 to 60-year-old women. Midlife Ladies. What I see and hear you doing when you are public speaking and in social situations has got to stop. It probably starts earlier, but we are women who have seen a little bit more and done a little bit more so we should know better.

Why Everything Is Not All About You (And Why That's Awesome)

Susie Moore | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We all have a purpose, a reason we are here on planet Earth, and that is what it is about. We are not here to be endlessly interested in our superficial selves and obsess over what we want, what we have and what other people think of us.

Deepak Chopra's 'Future of God,' Part Three

Alex Kip | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
Alex Kip

"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future." -- Robert H. Schuller Okay so now we've expanded our awareness and explored meditation, great! B...

Why Your Presentation Isn't Coming Out the Way You Thought It Would

Ellevate | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Ellevate

If you're reading this, my guess is this has happened to you. You're about a minute and a half into your presentation when things start going wrong. Maybe just slightly, uncomfortably wrong or maybe horribly this-can't-be-really-happening wrong.

Afraid of Public Speaking? Nobody Cares

Ellevate | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Ellevate

If, as Jerry Seinfeld so eloquently put it, you'd rather be in the coffin than giving the eulogy, you're in very numerous company, but your audience could care less.

Mistakes Downton Abbey Did Not Make

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

My experience is that women sometimes are their own worst enemies. We are harder on ourselves than anyone around us. If you think you can't do it, you probably can't. Believe in yourself. You will succeed.

Sucked Down by a DREAMer's Ambush Interview

Peter Paskale | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

It was a political ambush, and in deciding to stand and fight, Steve King had lost before he'd even started. The whole idea of a political ambush is that it's lose-lose for the ambushed.

How Students Can Hone Communications Skills for College and Future Careers

Chuck Cohn | Posted 08.08.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

No matter your major or where you wish to work professionally, you must be able to articulate your thoughts in a clear and concise manner. Whether you are delivering presentations, giving directions or explanations to colleagues or simply writing emails, effective communication is key.

Straw Today, Stones Tomorrow

Peter Paskale | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

As the big bad wolf will gladly confirm, it's way easier to blow-down a house of straw. It's such an accepted strategy within communications that is even has a name -- The Straw-Man Fallacy -- and that's why NRA commentator Dom Raso is claiming gun rights should be extended to blind people.

How to Deliver a Hall of Fame Speech

Michael Goldberg | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

There may come a time when you have to give a speech whether at a wedding, funeral or award ceremony. Or you might be introducing the next speaker! Here are some ways to prepare yourself for your next big speech, presentation or talk.

Speaking For Dough

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

If you would like to incorporate speaking into your business revenue steam or improve the revenue you are already making, here are my ten rules for doing so.

4 Common Myths About Being a Great Speaker

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

This may sound counter-intuitive, but to be considered an engaging speaker, you have to stop talking occasionally. Today's audiences want a piece of the action.

Eric Thomas and Tobe Nwigwe Are Mastering Motivation for Youth Culture

Ahrif Sarumi | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Ahrif Sarumi

Eric and Tobe spend most of their efforts with urban, underprivileged demographics. The pair have seen behavioral trends and have stepped up to the challenge in reaching them.

Tips From TED on Sharing Our Stories

Christine Bader | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Christine Bader

Last week I spoke at TED@NYC, TED's annual salon of six-minute talks. It was an honor to be on a TED stage, but the rehearsal the day before was perh...

Support Bestselling Author Michael Hyatt by Urging the National Speakers Association To Rethink Its Name Change

Connie Bennett | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Connie Bennett

In the wake of the National Speakers Association announcement at its annual convention a few days ago that it was renaming the organization "Platform,...

Three Important Steps on How to Get Your First Speaking Gig

Brian Horn | Posted 08.31.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

The key to achieving these favorable results is to actually get invited to do a speaking engagement. So what do you do? Try these three important steps on how to get your first speaking gig.

I've Prepared a Few Words About Public Speaking

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.24.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Be prepared. That's not just the motto of the Boy Scouts or Charlie Sheen when he gives his party guests a tour of the master bathroom; it's the first rule of giving a speech. Write down what you intend to say. Respect your audience.

How Businesswomen Can Learn to Speak Like Pros

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

If someone in the boardroom asks your opinion, don't say "I think we should." Say "we should." There is no reason to qualify your opinion.

How to Annoy Your Audience: Tips for Public Speakers

Michael Goldberg | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I recently attended a Saturday morning business meeting. I went to the meeting for the sole purpose of supporting the speaker whom I met at a past conference. It seemed harmless enough!

Are Spanx Causing Vocal Fry?

Jen Olenizcak | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Olenizcak

I've been teaching presentation skills to professionals and educators in NYC consistently for the past few years. During every class my students need ...

5 Tools For Mastering Fear

Matt Tenney | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

With practice, we can create just enough space between our fearful thoughts and the emotion of fear so that we're able to replace a fearful thought with a positive one. We can visualize a positive outcome for whatever we're about to do.

How I Escaped the Shackles of the Corporate World

Martin Snepp | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Snepp

I have never been one to take the easy option. I had been surviving for 29 years, and this did not make me truly happy. I lived my life in cruise control, never experiencing much pain, but foregoing the feelings of blissful joy and happiness.

Why Joni Ernst's Credibility Is Out of Loop

Peter Paskale | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

When politicians claim to hold two contradictory positions at once, electorates should be on their guard. One of those positions has got to be false. Newly selected Republican senate nominee for Iowa, Joni Ernst, is having just such a problem.

How to Give a Near Perfect Presentation (And Why It's So Hard for So Many)

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.02.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

If you fear, dread, or simply hate giving presentations, there may be a fundamental principle you're missing that's holding you back.