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Recently, I was working with a group of people over a couple of days to help them improve their public speaking skills. For one exercise, I asked them to give a short (5-minute) speech on something that they cared about. The first … Continue reading
Here’s a practice to develop with regard to your public speaking. It’s something that I started doing many years ago. It’s a simple calculation that should take 30 seconds (or less if you use a calculator) but the result is always … Continue reading
Happy Groundhog Day! For those of you unfamiliar with the occasion, it is a quirky little celebration observed in Canada and the United States on the 2nd of February. According to legend, if the groundhog (see picture) wakes up and … Continue reading
A while back, I wrote a post about why speakers should stay on time when giving a speech or presentation, and how failing to do so is a sign of disrespect. I encouraged speakers to finish on time or, if … Continue reading
Long-time readers of this blog know that I frequently stress the importance of thinking about the audience before preparing a speech or designing a presentation. A speech or presentation is always about the audience: first; last; and foremost. That’s why … Continue reading