Find An Audience Who Gives A $h!#

Matt KramerMotivation, Public Speaking

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“You can’t please everybody.” Have you heard that before? I have. It’s accurate. There are many different tastes, preferences, perspectives, values, morals, standards, etc. Here’s why this is important. When you decide to put yourself “out there,” you open yourself up to criticism and people’s opinions—and they have every right to offer them. Usually opinions and harsh criticism can hurt … Read More

The Ultimate Reason Why You Should Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Matt KramerConfidence, Motivation, Overcoming Fear, Public Speaking

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my mission on this planet (and this site!). How do you explain to someone a feeling or a frame of mind that they’ve never experienced? How can you articulate the real power behind something life-changing?For starters, here it is in words: To help others overcome the fear of public speaking so they can … Read More

Pain’s A Pal

Matt KramerOvercoming Fear, Public Speaking

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  I hated the feeling I got when I knew I was just moments away from having to stand in front of a room full of people and say…stuff. Public speaking. Scary to even think about, right? I dreaded doing it. I almost packed it in 7 months after joining Toastmasters (a sort of workshop dedicated to helping you become a … Read More

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

Matt KramerPublic Speaking

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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

6 Famous Speakers That Are Humongously Overrated

Matt KramerPublic Speaking

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

Tactical Talks TOP 5: The Best Public Speaking Articles On The Web – Vol. #7

Matt KramerPublic Speaking, Tactical Talks Top 5

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ROUND 7 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 speakingPresentation tipsBody language and other technical speaking tipsAnd 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. … Read More

Public Speaking: Cut The Crap And Stay On Topic

Matt KramerPublic Speaking

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“Get to the freakin’ point!” or “Stay on topic!” You’ve probably heard that before—it’s good advice. It takes some serious discipline, though. The trouble is we might not even realize that we’re shifting off topic. I used to think every detail that I could remember about a situation, needed to be told! My apologies to everyone who had to struggle through my … Read More

Do You Take Books For Granted?

Matt KramerMotivation, Uncategorized

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  The only books I had voluntarily read before the age of 26 were the first six books in the Harry Potter series. I never got around to the final one. Someday though, Harry. Anyway, do you read books? I think that collectively, as humans, we don’t value books as much as we should. After all they’re just a bunch … Read More