Pain’s A Pal

Matt KramerOvercoming Fear, Public Speaking1 Comment

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  I hated the feeling I got when I knew I was just moments away from having to stand in front of a room full of people and say…stuff. Public speaking. Scary to even think about, right? I dreaded doing it. I almost packed it in 7 months after joining Toastmasters (a sort of workshop dedicated to helping you become a … Read More

5 Ways To Ensure You Don’t Sound Like A Robot

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Attention all humans! Okay, okay, robots are welcome too. Just turn your emotion controls to ‘OFF’—or risk being offended. ​Today we talk about a subject that can save humanity. Or at least defend against a level of boredom that is entirely unnecessary. ​You’ve no doubt experienced a speaker with some or all of these special traits. Perhaps you’ve been scarred for life. … Read More

Public Speaking Anxiety: Fear The INSTANT Fix!

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Whenever you see someone offering INSTANT tips and tricks for overcoming the fear of public speaking, please do me a favor. Be vigilant. Extend your B.S. antenna and jab it squarely into the chest of the messenger. It’s non-sense. There is no magic pill that you can catapult down the hatch and in an instant be cured. There are methods that work, methods … Read More

5 “Don’ts” That Will Make You A Better Speaker

Matt KramerPublic Speaking2 Comments

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  There are a ton of things that can either make you a better speaker, or not. And personally I think it varies from person to person. Some can get away with being theatrical and over-the-top. Others, not so much. Take slouching for example. This gets associated with a lack of confidence and being “unprofessional.” I would never advise anyone … Read More

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