Many speakers struggle with choosing the first words to get their presentation started.  They know what to say, but they can’t figure out the opening sentence (or two) to grab their listener’s attention.  A few opening gambits that are well-known …

How To Start? Try 1 of the Three S’s. Read more »

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When public speaking, you have 30 seconds to get your audience’s attention. Use it wisely!From your first words, you need to connect to your audience by using effective verbal and non-verbal skills. Verbal:Start with a strong hook. Develop an opening …

How to Use Your First 30 Seconds to Connect With the Audience. Read more »

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Many speakers are eager to share all their hard-gained knowledge with their audience. They know so much about their area of expertise that they want to make sure they get it all across to the listeners. This can result in …

Keep It Short and Clear. Read more »

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Many everyday speakers speak at a quick pace because they are comfortable with their listeners, for example: colleagues, casual business settings, friends in social groupings, etc. Although our new normal has moved most of our professional (and social) lives behind …

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A critical part of preparing a speech is practicing. But before you do, consider how you plan to practice. The trick is: don’t keep starting from the introduction. Most speakers run though their speech until they hit a snag. Then, regardless of where …

Practice Your Speech in Sections. Read more »

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