Stop Letting Your Critic Treat You Like Trash

Matt KramerMotivation, Overcoming FearLeave a Comment

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The fear of public speaking is very real. I’ve covered the fear extensively over the past couple years and this year won’t be any different. One significant reason that facing up to the fear (and eventually overcoming it) remains a hardcore adversity is a fierce internal critic. The inner judge varies in jerkishness from person to person, but in each of … Read More

Are Toastmasters Speech Evaluations Any Good?

Matt KramerPublic Speaking2 Comments

A Toastmasters meeting has a portion dedicated to evaluating speakers, so I thought I’d dedicate a portion of my own to that very subject. Such evaluations can range from good, to not so good.Evaluations: Let’s talk about the good first. Because you are focused on delivering a speech, combating nerves, etc., it’s hard to evaluate yourself while you’re speaking. And probably … Read More

Public Speaking Advice That You Must Watch Out For

Matt KramerOvercoming Fear, Public Speaking, Uncategorized3 Comments

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Advice and constructive criticism are supposed to make you stronger, right?The thing is, that’s not always true.People have a tendency to pass around what they like…with little or no thought to whether it fits the person they’re giving it to.I’m not a huge fan of visual aids, but I would never tell anyone not to use them. Some people would though.They’d say, … Read More

Are You Immune To Criticism?

Matt KramerUncategorized3 Comments

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Have you ever butted heads with somebody that knew everything? Or rather, pointed out that they knew or did everything better than you and then proceeded to pack your worth into a blender and hit the “crush soul” button? Maybe you just sat and watched as your ideas were ground into puree, or equally sucky, attempted to argue with the all-knowing sage? … Read More