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by Brenda C. Smith
Have you been asked to repeat yourself, to speak up, or to be talked over at meetings? The sound of your voice can be enhanced so your listeners are not only …

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The Ten Pillars of Effective Public Speaking and Presentation
The Ten Pillars of Effective Public Speaking and Presentation

by Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin HSC
At some point in our careers, education or social life, we all have to get up and speak or make a presentation of one kind or another. So, the next time you …

Gestures to Avoid When Speaking in Public
Gestures to Avoid When Speaking in Public

by Caroline Nderitu-Benjamin, CCL Training
1. The Frozen Elbow
This occurs when your arms are folded besides your waistline in such a way that the elbows remain in the same position on the side of your body …

Developing The Speaker Within You: Don’t Lose The Plot, Or The Audience
Developing The Speaker Within You: Don’t Lose The Plot, Or The Audience

by Neil Findlay
I’m sure we have all sat through one of those addresses where the audience was left wondering just where is this speaker going? Or worse, after the event asking what was that all …

Presentation Excellence – Part 2: The Purpose of Presentations
Presentation Excellence – Part 2: The Purpose of Presentations

by Simon Parker
This is Part 2 of a five-part series. You can read Part 1, Presentation Excellence: Secrets to Great Presentations, by clicking here.
When you make a presentation you generally have one of two goals. …

The Best Presentation Opener
The Best Presentation Opener

The first few seconds of your presentation either capture the audience’s attention or make it drift away.
Beginning your talk by saying, “Let me tell you a bit about myself” and then restate your name, your …

Presentation Skills Mastery – The Lessons of Obama’s Oratory Skills
Presentation Skills Mastery – The Lessons of Obama’s Oratory Skills

by Aileen Pincus
When someone makes the difficult look easy, we tend to label him or her “a natural.” President Barack Obama is no exception.
His ability to move people through soaring rhetoric and appealing rhythms of …

Looking to Improve Public Speaking?
Looking to Improve Public Speaking?

You’re making a good career move if you’re looking to improve public speaking. One of the best skills you can have is to be able to get in front of a group of people and …

Even Professional Public Speakers Make Mistakes – Here Are The Top 10
Even Professional Public Speakers Make Mistakes – Here Are The Top 10

by Heather A. Hansen
Have you ever been really excited about going to a conference just to be unpleasantly surprised by the quality of the speakers? There are some really high caliber speakers in the world, …

Speak to Your Audience – The Top 8 Ways to Make Your Listeners Love You
Speak to Your Audience – The Top 8 Ways to Make Your Listeners Love You

by Heather A. Hansen
The key to a powerful presentation is to connect with members of your audience individually. This “human element” is what makes the difference between an average presentation with some good information, and …

Presenting in Public: Ten Golden Rules
Presenting in Public: Ten Golden Rules

by Shaun Parker
“The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.”
When Sir George Jessel uttered these words, he touched not only on a …

Six Tips for Introducing Yourself at the Start of Your Presentation
Six Tips for Introducing Yourself at the Start of Your Presentation

by Gilda Bonanno
In a presentation skills program a few weeks ago, someone asked me, “Gilda, how do I introduce myself at the start of my presentation to warm up the audience and establish credibility?” Contrary …

10 Ways To Be Perceived As The Expert With Any Audience
10 Ways To Be Perceived As The Expert With Any Audience

by Bob Sommers
Public speaking is an excellent way to position yourself as the expert in your field. It’s also a great way to show your audience that you’re likable, caring and funny. The focus of …

Public Speaking – How to Stand During a Speech
Public Speaking – How to Stand During a Speech

by Jim Bain
At one time or another we’ve all seen and listened, painfully, to a speech given by a robot, that is a human who resembled a robot. Their body posture was stiff and rigid …

Stripping for the Audience: Secrets of Great Presenters
Stripping for the Audience: Secrets of Great Presenters

by Randy Siegel
Some say the secret to being a good presenter is to visualize the audience naked. I say if you really want to be a great speaker, it’s the speaker who must strip for …

How You Can Be An Effective Speaker and Capture the Attention of Any Audience

Knowing how to speak effectively and present well in front of a group is key to your success.
You need to be able to express yourself effectively. You need to be able to persuade others. You …