Category Archive for "Public Speaking"

Gesture for Effective Communication

One of the biggest opportunity areas my public speaking clients face is gesturing.  Most people have no issues gesturing and conversationally using their hands in one on one conversations or small group settings.  However, when it’s time to stand in…

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On Camera Tips

I read a great little article in the August 2014 edition of Toastmaster magazine that I thought you would find valuable.  Here’s the reprint. “Communications coach Barbara Seymour Giordano is as confident and comfortable behind a camera lens as she…

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The Element of Surprise

“What you want Baby, I got it “What you need Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit) Hey baby (just a little bit) when you…

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Ballet & Public Speaking

         Friday night, I went to the Cincinnati Ballet’s performance of Alice in Wonderland.  Prior to this show, I had not attended a ballet in many years.  Let me first say, the show was absolutely wonderful.  The set,…

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A learning experience…

If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’ve been competing in the Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest.  What an awesome experience this has been.  I am proud to say I won both at the Club level and the Area level. …

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Handling Questions

When entertaining questions during your presentation or speech, always repeat the question before answering.  This is a courtesy to the rest of the audience who may not have clearly heard the original question.  It is also a checkpoint for you…

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“Things That Turn Listeners Off”

The key to public speaking is to remember that it is not about you.  It is about your audience.  Your job as a presenter is to ensure your audience benefits from their time spent with you.  This means ensuring you avoid any…

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Now That’s a Great Opening!

A strong opening is critical to ensuring your audience is engaged in your presentation or speech.  In my Speakers Training Camp™, we call this the GRABM (pronounced “grab’em”).  The GRABM is your opportunity to grab the audience’s attention by asking a question,…

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Can Projecting Your Voice Strengthen Your Vocal Chords?

People are born with a vocal chords ranging in size from thin to thick.  A  thin vocal chord produces a higher pitched voice.  A thicker vocal chord causes a lower pitched voice.  The size of the vocal chords cannot be changed.  However,…

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Invest In Yourself

Are you marketable outside of your current company?  The #1 skill most important to companies is strong written and verbal communication.  Unfortunately in this world of texting and twittering, we are losing the core ability of personal  communication with others.  Your…

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