ROUND #3 OF SCAVENGING BEGINS!
Each month I will scour the interwebz looking for the best articles on public speaking.
You'll get topics like these:
- Overcoming the fear of public speaking
- Presentation tips
- Body language and other technical speaking tips
- And anything AWESOME in between!
I'm looking for the interesting, the fascinating, the practical, and anything with worthwhile information to help you become a bad ass communicator.
The best of the freaking best!
The purpose is to save you time. A lot of what's out there can get repetitive and end up wasting your time.
Don't worry, though, I'm doing the scavenging so you don't have to. It will ALL be here for you.
Grab a gigantic tub of ice cream, tell your boss to shut up, and get reading.
1. TED's Secret To Great Public Speaking
From TED curator Chris Anderson! In this video he offers some great tips in under 8 minutes. Some solid advice to give better presentations.
2. IMPROV Makes You A Better Speaker!
I took an improv class for 8 months. It was challenging. It was fun. It was so freakin' worth it. It improves your ability to listen and respond without panicking. This article talks about the other benefits you can get on top of what I mentioned.
Improv is one letter shy of improve, it can truly improve your skills. Get down on it and check it out.
3. TED Talk About NOTHING. And It's Pure GOLD!
Brilliant TED Talk by Will Stephen! A case of LESS (or in this case NOTHING) is better. Another thing that this proves is that entertainment can go a long way with your presentations. If the audience is laughing, who cares what you say, right?
His voice was interesting and kept me engaged. He was human and not a robot. This was like a politician’s speech but more entertaining, and a heck of a lot less fear mongering. See it here.
4. 5 Public Speaking Tricks From Eminem
Yep, the rapper who doesn't give a f#$% can help us with our public speaking. These tips are short and sweet and you'll love them. Check them out here.
5. Donald Trump Speaks Like A Sixth-Grader
And so should every other politician. This article by the Washington Post goes into the importance of speaking in simple terms...at least if you want your audience to understand you. Whether you like Donny Trump or not, he's at least understood when he talks. Even my infant son can understand him. Check it out!
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About this guy...
Howdy! My name is Matt Kramer and I used to suffer excruciating death when speaking in front of a group, now I LOVE it. Overcoming this fear has changed my life. In less than a year since, I’ve started this website, Tactical Talks, competed and won 3 separate public speaking contests, wrote a book, and spoke at one of the top universities in southern California (SDSU).
And look, I’m not telling you this to “show off.” My purpose is to show you that it’s possible to start doing the things that YOU want to do. And that’s my goal. My focus is to help you overcome the fear of public speaking so you can build the confidence to go after what you want in life.