Learn to Like Your Audience

How to get ‘Liked’ by your Audience

Have you ever been to a presentation when it very quickly becomes obvious that the speaker almost immediately has the audience on his side? It appears that right from the outset that he or she has magically created a rapport with each listener and has their undivided attention. Continue reading

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Body Language Secrets

I came across this awesome video by Amy Cuddy giving an inspiring and thought provoking TED talk and wanted to share it with you. Does your mind always control your body – or does your body language affect your mind and attitude?  Tell me what you conclude in the comments below!

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Becoming a ‘Public Speaker’

Speaking in public and being a ‘Public Speaker’.

 

If you have ever had the opportunity to know or converse with an accomplished speaker in a normal conversational setting and then watched as they change into a ‘Public Speaker’ when they are ‘on stage’ or in the spotlight as it were, you will often observe a new persona emerge.  This is apparent even when the speaker appears to be a ‘natural’. Continue reading

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How to Reach Your Audience

Personalise Your Presentation

Now, here’s a controversial statement!

When people walk away from your presentation, they will remember one thing as their primary memory and another aspect as secondary.  The secondary memory will be your subject matter.  But the most potent memory they will carry with them will be that of you as a speaker.

Is this true? Continue reading

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How to Make a Convincing Presentation

How do you Convince Your Audience?

A good question was raised by Galin, a friend and student, a couple of days ago, “How can you make a presentation very convincing ?” Continue reading

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Seven Skills of a Successful Speaker

Do you want or need to be a good Public Speaker?

The art of good communication is achieved by using many skills and attributes, most of which can be learned or aquired fairly easily if taken step by step.  Even more so if we gain the help of a good coach or mentor. How many of the following skills do you already have and how difficult do you think it will be to gain or improve those that you lack?  Continue reading

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Public Speaking – How do I Start

Starting Out as a Public Speaker

Like any other project, starting out in Public Speaking is usually the hardest part.  Make it your goal to give your very best and in the following posts we will share how to become a successful speaker step by step.

If it still sounds a bit like a mountain to climb, let’s do it a step at a time, you will be pleasantly surprised how soon we will be looking down from the top of that mountain (or stage, as the case may be!) Continue reading

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5 Steps to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

In the previous post I promised that I would share 5 points that will help you overcome your fear of public speaking.

Re-directing negativity into positive thinking will have a profound effect on how you view that inevitable occasion when you hear those previously dreaded words.  ” … and now ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce ….!” Continue reading

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Overcome the Fear

To be a Successful Speaker you need to be confident in your ability to communicate your ideas to others.

Fear or anxiety about Public Speaking can sometimes  destroy that confidence right from the start. How can we ‘lose it or use it’ to allow us to become effective speakers? Continue reading

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The Noble Art of Public Speaking

Welcome to this site where the aim is to help people like yourself to develop, improve and enjoy the noble art of

Public Speaking!

I will endeavour to post articles and information, tips and resources and events that you can use in your quest for self improvement through the skill of public speaking, whether on a one-to-one basis or in front of an audience.

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