Is It Okay To Cuss Or Use Slang As A Public Speaker?

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Most people naturally tend to talk to the audience as if they were talking to the Dalai Lama.They clean up their language. Not just holding back on “f-bombs” but also cutting out the “so-like-totallys” and any overt slang words or phrases.I can’t say that I disagree with this approach in principle. However, is it the best approach? And if so, … Read More

How To Use PASSION In Your Public Speaking

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Recently I’ve been thinking about how to elevate my speaking game and it seems that every week I get a new idea for how to do just that. The latest one to cross my path was how to implement more passion. This is a topic I’m familiar with but I’ve since outgrown my original interpretation of what passion is. So, it’s time to reinvent. … Read More

Your Ultimate Walkthrough Guide For Overcoming The Massive Fear Of Public Speaking

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Have you ever had to speak in front of a group of people? If so, do any of these sound familiar?Feeling physically sickButterflies in your stomach (like free-falling down a roller coaster slope)Feeling weakLegs wobbly as if they’re about to buckleEnormous pressure and stressTenseness in the neck and shouldersForgetfulness and difficulty concentratingLack of confidence and self-doubtSweaty pits and palmsDry mouthFear … Read More

The BEST Type of Feedback You Can Give

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​When you get feedback in general, it’s usually difficult to come to grips with it. Part of it depends on who is giving it, how it is being delivered, and one other thing that is particularly deadly: ambiguity Criticism or feedback can do more harm than good if the person receiving it doesn’t know what specifically to do in order … Read More

Tactical Talks TOP 5! The Best Public Speaking Articles On The Web – Vol. #15

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ROUND 15 OF SCAVENGING BEGINS!Each month I will scour the interwebz looking for the best articles on public speaking.I’ll be looking for topics like these:Overcoming the fear of public speakingPresentation tipsBody language and other technical speaking tipsAnd anything in between…I’m looking for the interesting, the fascinating, the practical, and anything with worthwhile information to help you become a better communicator. … Read More

When “Easy” Is Dangerous

Matt KramerMotivation, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

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Procrastination is much easier than work, don’t you think? Let’s see…couch or strain my brain? Hmmm. Tough decision. Let’s face it, we all procrastinate at least sometimes. But the one thing that makes procrastinating even easier, is procrastinating on something we perceive as being “easy.” Because, you know, we can finish it right quick.  A couple of personal experiences that … Read More