Category Archives: Delivery

“So” what?

The word “so” can undermine your credibility when you speak. Continue reading

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A Musical Way to Beat Stage Fright

You have to speak in front of an audience. Perhaps you know the people, perhaps you don’t. Perhaps it’s a big audience, maybe it’s not. It doesn’t matter, because all of a sudden, the heart beats faster, the palms get … Continue reading

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Filler Words

My friend, Gavin McMahon, is a founding partner at fassforward consulting group. He also writes a great blog on public speaking and presentations: Make a Powerful Point. Gavin recently turned his attention on filler words. He assembled a virtual panel of … Continue reading

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Presentations: When to Take Questions

Questions from the audience are an integral part of most presentations and speakers should look forward to them. Questions mean that the audience is interested and wants to know more. And even if someone wants to challenge you on a point, … Continue reading

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Ten Tips on Using Body Language When Delivering a Speech

Today’s post features some valuable advice about your body language when delivering a speech or presentation. It comes from my friend, Douglas Kruger. Douglas, who hails from South Africa, is a speaker, author and trainer. In his three-minute video below, Douglas demonstrates … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation – Ten Tips for Working with Interpreters

Lost in Translation is a terrific film that received critical acclaim when it was released in 2003. Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanson, it’s the story of an aging actor and a young college graduate who meet in Tokyo and … Continue reading

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