Public Speaking: Steve Harvey Proved Me Wrong

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  I’ve always advocated that you should NEVER apologize while you have control of the stage. I’ll tell you why. It’s because typically it’s used as an excuse to suck (underwhelm), or because the speaker didn’t feel the need to prepare. They think it absolves them from wasting the audience’s time. But it doesn’t. An example is when the speaker gets up there and says, … Read More

“Just Do It” To Overcome Public Speaking Fear? IT SUCKS!

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  I’m convinced that the most popular advice on how to overcome the fear of public speaking…SUCKS! A couple of months back during a speaking panel I heard “just do it” again from a self-proclaimed (nothing wrong with this by the way!) communications expert. I think that people who toss out this advice simply don’t remember what it was like when they … Read More

Public Speaking Therapy

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Have you ever thought about hiring a therapist? If so, I’ve got a proposition for you: Why not choose public speaking instead? No, you don’t get a cool couch to lie down on while someone pokes into your drama, but forget that. Humor me and I’ll make it worth your while. Here are 6 reasons why I’m convinced that public speaking is an effective form of therapy and why you … Read More

Your Face Is A Public Speaker

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Have you ever met someone with a dehydrated sense of humor? Where you couldn’t quite tell if they were joking or not because of their deadpanned face, which caused you to freeze up on your response. Should you laugh? Should you be offended? Inside you’re asking yourself, “is this person serious?” In other words, there was some confusion. I have a dry sense … Read More

Public Speaking: Make Time For Timing

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  It is extremely important that you time your presentations. It’s both a courteous thing to do, and it shows that you give a damn. Besides, you’ve probably been given a slot of time with which to work. It’s best not to exceed it. Perhaps you’ve heard that when you prepare for your talk, you should plan for possible laughter or … Read More

Are You Honest With The Person That Matters Most?

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  “And the TRUTH shall set you FREEEEE!” – Jim Carrey in Liar Liar. “You can’t handle the truth!” – Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men. …Enough with the movies already! Have you ever done something and hit a plateau? Where you wanted to get better at this something, but you just couldn’t get beyond a certain point? The reality is, you … Read More

Tactical Talks Interview – Matt Kramer Interviews Joe Rodriguez

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*Disclaimer: Raw audio quality. Deal with it 🙂 This Tactical Talks Interview is with Joe Rodriguez. Joe is the MAN when it comes to ACTION. Forget perfect. “Get it out there” is his motto. During this interview you’ll get:  – Joe’s #1 tip for new speakers – What Joe does to overcome nervousness before speaking – How to remember your … Read More

How Damned Difficult Is Public Speaking?

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  The amount of people that show up to a Toastmasters club meeting (a place to practice public speaking) and say they’ll be joining is incredible. You know what else is incredible? The amount who never show up again. Then, there are others who go one step closer to facing their fears. They’ll fill out applications to join, turn them in, and say they’ll … Read More