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Your style: Are you making these public speaking mistakes?

Use this checklist to determine if you are making mistakes with your style when you speak in public:   1. Are you failing to reveal a little bit of yourself and your personality to the audience? As humans, we crave connection. The moment you reveal something about yourself to your audience is the moment you […]

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Your voice: Are you making these public speaking mistakes?

Use this checklist to determine if you are making mistakes with your voice when you speak in public:   1. Are you mumbling? If you mumble, you may be perceived as not credible and not competent (plus, you’ll frustrate your audience). The fix: Practice enunciating every word you say.   2. Are you talking too […]

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Hand gestures when public speaking (part 5)

Your hands can speak volumes. But are they saying what you want them to say? Have you ever thought about how your hands — and what you do with them when you speak in front of an audience — can give more meaning to your message? Your hands are an important tool in your speaker’s […]

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Hand gestures when public speaking (part 4)

Your hands can speak volumes. But are they saying what you want them to say? Have you ever thought about how your hands — and what you do with them when you speak in front of an audience — can give more meaning to your message? Your hands are an important tool in your speaker’s […]

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Hand gestures when public speaking (part 3)

Your hands can speak volumes. But are they saying what you want them to say? Have you ever thought about how your hands — and what you do with them when you speak in front of an audience — can give more meaning to your message? Your hands are an important tool in your speaker’s […]

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Hand gestures when public speaking (part 2)

Your hands can speak volumes. But are they saying what you want them to say? Have you ever thought about how your hands — and what you do with them when you speak in front of an audience — can give more meaning to your message? Your hands are an important tool in your speaker’s […]

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Hand gestures when public speaking (part 1)

Your hands can speak volumes. But are they saying what you want them to say? Have you ever thought about how your hands — and what you do with them when you speak in front of an audience — can give more meaning to your message? Your hands are an important tool in your speaker’s […]

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Speeches throughout history that inspired action (part 5)

Want to motivate yourself as a public speaker? Read motivational speeches that inspired action. This is part five of a five-part series showcasing speeches throughout history that changed the world.   SPEECH: “A Great People Has Been Moved to Defend a Great Nation” SPEECH DATE: Sept. 11, 2001 SPEAKER: George W. Bush BIG IDEA: We have […]

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Speeches throughout history that inspired action (part 4)

Want to motivate yourself as a public speaker? Read motivational speeches that inspired action. This is part four of a five-part series showcasing speeches throughout history that changed the world.   SPEECH: Women’s Strike for Equality SPEECH DATE: March 20, 1970 SPEAKER: Betty Friedan BIG IDEA: On the 50th anniversary of the day when women got […]

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Speeches throughout history that inspired action (part 3)

Want to motivate yourself as a public speaker? Read motivational speeches that inspired action. This is part three of a five-part series showcasing speeches throughout history that changed the world.   SPEECH: “A date which will live in infamy” SPEECH DATE: Dec. 8, 1941 SPEAKER: Franklin D. Roosevelt BIG IDEA: We are in danger. It is […]

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