5 Ways To Ensure You Don’t Sound Like A Robot

Matt KramerPublic Speaking4 Comments

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Attention all humans! Okay, okay, robots are welcome too. Just turn your emotion controls to ‘OFF’—or risk being offended. ​Today we talk about a subject that can save humanity. Or at least defend against a level of boredom that is entirely unnecessary. ​You’ve no doubt experienced a speaker with some or all of these special traits. Perhaps you’ve been scarred for life. … Read More

The BEST Type of Feedback You Can Give

Matt KramerMentorship, Public SpeakingLeave a Comment

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​When you get feedback in general, it’s usually difficult to come to grips with it.  Part of it depends on who is giving it, how it is being delivered, and one other thing that is particularly deadly: ambiguity  Criticism or feedback can do more harm than good if the person receiving it doesn’t know what specifically to do in order … Read More

You Have To Do This If You Want To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Matt KramerOvercoming Fear, Public Speaking2 Comments

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Do you really want to overcome the fear of public speaking? Like for real, for real? Or just kinda sorta wanna? Let me tell you a little secret: your chances of overcoming the fear of public speaking without speaking in front of a real audience is almost zero.Information alone ain’t gonna cut it. Then again, neither will “just do it” suffice. Unless … Read More

Do You Fear Public Speaking? You Should Probably Know About The Confidence Hat…

Matt KramerConfidence, Overcoming Fear, Public Speaking2 Comments

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Confidence: What exactly does that mean? It’s always been an ambiguous word to me, in line with the likes of “success” or “business orientated technical solution mechanisms.” Used so much we’ve developed a blindness to it—a worn out cliché riding on the coattails of its former self. That’s all it ever was to me. And why not? It’s not a physical, tangible … Read More

The Secret To Learning ANY New Skill

Matt KramerConfidence, Motivation, Overcoming Fear4 Comments

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​The new site is officially LIVE!!! That is, if I don’t screw something up soon…  You’ll notice right away that the header is different… Now that’s some serious changeeeee! Stylistically and functionally it may seem about the same, but looks can be deceiving. Expect some new additions soon.  I must admit, this has been a technical nightmare having to switch my … Read More

Tactical Talks TOP 5: The Best Public Speaking Articles On The Web – Vol. #10

Matt KramerPublic Speaking, Tactical Talks Top 51 Comment

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ROUND 10 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

Tactical Talks TOP 5: The Best Public Speaking Articles On The Web – Vol. #9

Matt KramerPublic Speaking, Tactical Talks Top 5Leave a Comment

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ROUND 9 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 speaker. … Read More

Dear Matty Public Speaking Advice + 3 Simple Steps To Prepare For Your Next Speech When You Don’t Have A Lot Of Time

Matt KramerDear Matty: Public Speaking Advice, Public SpeakingLeave a Comment

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Dear Abby, right? If not, look it up. It’s an advice column for just about all things life. I’ve decided to do my own version called Dear Matty (should be enough to keep the copyright attorneys at bay).   Except, to keep it in line with Tactical Talks, the questions and advice will primarily deal with public … Read More