ROUND 12 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 speaking
- Presentation tips
- Body language and other technical speaking tips
- Building self-confidence
- And 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.
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 right here for you.
Grab a churro and get reading.
1. Warren Buffett: Public Speaking Skill Hikes Your Value by 50%
50% huh? Buffett is absolutely right! This article details the advantages of developing the skill of public speaking. Perhaps one will give you an "A-HA!" moment that gets you to jump into the public speaking arena. Check it out here.
2. 5 Public Speaking Lessons From a Presentation Gone Wrong
Yes. Yes. And yes. Your greatest lessons will be learned during embarrassment. Kevin Getch tells a story of one of his most embarrassing moments and gives the remedy (that he learned the hard way!) for each mistake he made so you can avoid the same fate. The part about memorization being a bad idea really hit home for me. Please check this article out!
3. 8 Surprising Traits of the Best Presenters
This article by Alli Matson shows the traits of what makes a spectacular speaker. What characteristics do they have that make them good presenters? It's a puzzle and Alli is onto something with these 8 traits. Check them out and then match them against your own. Any matches? If not, perhaps it's time to start developing them. Here's the article.
4. How to Give a Killer Presentation (Without Wanting to Die)
I know that feeling! These are my favorite type of articles. Well, obviously, or I wouldn't have posted it, but for real. It's not watered down corporate crap. Just real situations and easy to relate to. Here are tips from Angela Tung for dealing with the fear of public speaking.
5. How To Deal With Your Fear Of Public Speaking
In this article by Eirin Combs, you'll find some interesting ideas for dealing with the fear of public speaking. I'm not sure I could get away with wearing a turtle neck, not really my style, but it might work for you. That's the beauty of overcoming the fear of public speaking, you just need techniques that work for YOU. Check out the article here.
That's it for this edition of Tactical Talks Top 5. If you have a worthy article, get in touch for a chance to have it featured in next month's edition. Until next time!
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About this guy...
Howdy! My name is Matt Kamer 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 and it can change yours, too. 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.