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

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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

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

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

Not Having One Will Make Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking Stupid Difficult!

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When you take on the fear of public speaking, you don’t truly know what you’re up against until you actually do it. It doesn’t matter if you’re a pile of muscles like Schwarzenegger or a Navy SEAL, public speaking can bring the toughest people to their knees.  To top it off, in contrast to a child who soaks things up … Read More

6 Famous Speakers That Are Humongously Overrated

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I hear all the time about the many great speakers from throughout history, and as time goes on these legacies become cemented into unquestionable fact.  Sure, I could read the transcripts of all the historical “great” speeches and be like, “Wow, this really was a great speech!” But, the speech and the speaker are not one in the same. When I … Read More