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I have written in the past about managing your time when giving a speech or presentation. One of my tips in the link above related to being prepared to cut material if necessary: Have a plan to cut material. Logistics … Continue reading
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