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Speakers: It’s About Time (and How to Manage It)

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

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Beat the Clock!

The next time you have a presentation, see if you can beat the clock. Speak for less than your allotted time. Continue reading

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Preparation

There is an old public speaking joke: If you want me to speak for 30 minutes, I’ll need two weeks to prepare.  If you want me to speak for an hour, I’ll need one week to prepare.  If you don’t … Continue reading

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The Dating Game

The Dating Game was a popular American TV show.  The concept was simple.  Three men tried to win a date with a woman by impressing her with answers to her questions.  (Sometimes it was three women trying to win a date with a … Continue reading

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Your Speaking Rate

Frequently, we have to give a speech within strict time limits.  Speech contests are a good example.  If we go over by even one second, we are disqualified.  Other examples include being given a 30-minute slot at a conference or 15 minutes to … Continue reading

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