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 …

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All Speaking is Public Speaking.  Most people can start or join a conversation without a second thought. They engage with ease. They may be witty, serious, telling a story, or sharing information. These everyday conversations rarely make people feeling anxious …

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Why:The quickest way to grow a skillset is to receive effective feedback. Speakers who listen to and then implement feedback can immediately course correct. Instead of repeating the same errors or retaining the same issues, they adapt their performance and …

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Thanksgiving is a holiday made to be toasted. It is filled with family, fun, and food. However, the 2020 version of the holiday will probably be enjoyed around a laptop rather than a crowded table. So how do we give …

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For many business people, making phone calls is a critical part of their day. Some calls are more casual conversations with colleagues or clients. However, a high percentage of calls are important opportunities to reach out to new clients, reassure …

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Whether you are being interviewed on a podcast or for an article, your goal is to respond as fluidly and coherently as possible.However, many people feel the urge to jump in and respond as soon as the interviewer stops speaking. …

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In public speaking, non-verbal skills are as important as verbal skills, and one of the most important non-verbal skills is effective body language. But how do we show confidence when we are restricted to video conferencing? Dress (almost) how you …

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From the start of your presentation, set expectations, and let the audience know that you can only take questions at the end. In a virtual setting, encourage listeners to submit questions as they think of them, but reinforce that you …

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It can be a lifesaver to have a colleague or friend pre-assigned as a helper when you present virtually. Whether you teach classes, make videos, lead workshops, host networking events, or present to your business colleagues, consider asking someone to …

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