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Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear”

Matt Eventoff

Fear and anxiety surrounding public speaking is nothing new. Google “Cure for the Fear of Public Speaking” and you will return over 2 million results. “The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” ” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt. million! Nervous energy affects all of us.

Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight.  Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4 th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. Here are just a few of the things he is rumored to have done to attain his goal: Corrected his defective elocution by speaking with pebbles in his mouth.

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Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Princeton and public speaking have a long, storied history together.  President Wilson certainly qualifies as a public speaking expert.

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson.

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Public Speaking Trends

The Communication Blog

Here’s an interesting article that I just ran across while researching trends in public speaking. Lisa B. Marshall identifies 7. link].

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Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

Malala Yousafzai is an exceptional public speaker, period. An exceptional public speaker. And she was a young woman. Not a young speaker.

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12 Tips to Overcome Public Speaking Jitters

Matt Eventoff

Fear and anxiety before speaking publicly is nearly universal – it targets all of us, at different times and to varying degrees. Two of the greatest orators of the past two centuries, Sir Winston Churchill and President Abraham Lincoln, were both reported to have some degree of anxiety before speaking publicly.

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Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Pt II

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take  your public speaking to the next level? Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion? Of course not – and you shouldn’t!

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson.

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Zen and the Art of Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

He explores the subject over the course of … Continue reading → Audience Preparation audience Presentation public speaking Robert Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceRobert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was published in 1974. The In Zen, Pirsig discusses the metaphysics of quality.

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14 Public Speaking Lessons from the United States Supreme Court

Manner of Speaking

There, I specialized in corporate commercial litigation and environmental … Continue reading → Uncategorized law oral advocacy Presentation public speaking United States Supreme CourtI am Barrister and Solicitor, and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Public Speaking & Communication in the Middle East/North Africa

Matt Eventoff

Each country has its own dialect and traditions, even hand gestures that a professional in the public eye must be aware of to not insult anyone. In most Western cultures, eye contact with the person you are speaking with is interpreted as direct and shows a certain level of attentiveness. By Ceem Haidar & Dalia Ghawi. Great.

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Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs – 3 Tips for a Successful Pitch

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking for entrepreneurs?  When I ask entrepreneurs about public speaking, I often hear “I don’t have to give speeches.”.

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The Truth About Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

There is a saying in boxing that holds true for public speaking – “Styles Make Fights.”  Styles This is why I have always felt that the idea that you can become a great orator after reading a book on public speaking is like being prepared to go on the Tour de France after reading a book on bicycling– not really possible.

Lea Michele, Glee and Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Who said that adults can’t learn from younger adults? Her speech was very emotional and she did many things right while delivering it.

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Steve Jobs – Public Speaking, Preparation & Practice

Matt Eventoff

The speed at which information travels has rendered most news dated within hours; days if a story really has “legs.”  Two key takeaways: 1. The

Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons. Who will students in 2025 study as famous orators and public speakers of the 21st Century?

The Alchemy of Public Speaking: Turning Performance Anxiety into Presence

Speaking Freely

Alchemy is a term for turning a less valuable substance into a more valuable one.  In our physical body, we can alchemically transform performance anxiety into presence. The human body is a laboratory for transformation of consciousness. Performance anxiety is a distressful reaction to energy trying to flow through the body when we become the [.].

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Public Speaking Expert: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Matt Eventoff

The next legend in a series on public speaking experts is one of the greatest orators ever, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is unquestionably a public speaking expert. He was speaking in support of the striking sanitation workers in Memphis. Listen carefully to the language and word choice. Here are 7 lessons: 1. Cadence –

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101 Public Speaking websites

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’m honored to have my blog listed among the 101 Public Speaking websites published by the Guide to Online Communication Master Programs.

Public Speaking for Fun and Profit

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

As I reported back in 2008, ex-President Clinton (well, I suppose there’s still only one, so no need to clarify like […]. Culture Shock!

Professors and Public Speaking/Presentation Skills

Matt Eventoff

In a university setting, public speaking and presentation skills are just as crucial for faculty and professors as these skills are for students.  The presentation was entitled Know Your ABC’s, and you will be reading more about it in the coming months. 

Fear of Public Speaking, Pt. II – Breathing Techniques

Matt Eventoff

In Pt. I of this series I went over a number of tips and tactics to deal with the fear of public speaking.  This is awesome for the few minutes before you are actually going to be speaking.  there are techniques and strategies to alleviate public speaking fear.  Repeat three times.  Immediately relaxing. 2.

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me.

Sandra Zimmer featured in Houston Chronicle Article on Public Speaking as a Career Tool

Speaking Freely

Today, Sunday, March 23, 2014, The Houston Chronicle Jobs Section is printing an article entitled “Public Speaking an Important Career Tool.” Leadership Presentation Skills public speaking Uncategorized Confidence Fear of Public Speaking leadership Presentation Public Speaking Course public speaking training

12 Public Speaking Lessons from “Comedian”

Manner of Speaking

17:30 – As Jerry is driving to a speaking engagement, he says, “It does not matter [who] the audience is. The film is very candid.

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Basic Public Speaking Etiquette

Manner of Speaking

Too often, many speakers overlook this most basic aspect of public speaking etiquette. It doesn’t matter – Joe is demonstrating bad public speaking etiquette. Whenever you are introduced by another person, have the courtesy and the poise to wait until that person is seated before you begin speaking.

5 Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

SketchBubble

The post 5 Public Speaking Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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Leaders Need Comfort in the Skin for Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What is often misnamed as fear of public speaking is one of the best-kept secrets of corporate leaders. It is surprising how few leaders feel really comfortable speaking in public settings and being the center of attention. The post Leaders Need Comfort in the Skin for Public Speaking appeared first on Speaking Freely.

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14 Public Speaking Lessons from the United States Supreme Court

Manner of Speaking

There, I specialized in corporate … Continue reading → Uncategorized law oral advocacy Presentation public speaking United States Supreme CourtI am a lawyer (both a barrister and solicitor), and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

9 Public Speaking Tips from a Slam Poet

Manner of Speaking

Adobe Spark is a suite of applications designed by Adobe System to help people create and share stories with graphics and videos. It looks like a great tool and I plan to investigate it. To learn more, and to try … Continue reading → Delivery Guest Posts Adobe Spark pacing Pages Matam pauses tone voice

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Public Speaking Can Cause Physical Harm

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take  your public speaking to the next level? Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion? Of course not – and you shouldn’t!

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Public Speaking Challenges Faced by Introvert Presenters

SketchBubble

The post Public Speaking Challenges Faced by Introvert Presenters appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog. Presentation Tips

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Public Speaking for Professional Athletes, Pt I

Matt Eventoff

When it comes to communicating off of the field,  the professional athlete faces a major dilemma– a constant flurry of opportunities to speak, and very little, if any, formal training on how to handle those opportunities. Please, slow down when you speak, as well as AN-NUN-CI-ATE! Most of us do. Stay tuned for Pt.

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How is dating like public speaking?

Speak Schmeak

Public speaking also has desired outcomes and rewards. Public Speaking Anxiety Taking RisksHave you ever been on a date?

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Overcoming the fear of public speaking

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There was a thorough overview of ways to overcome a fear of public speaking in Tuesday’s FT. Public Speaking Financial times

The Fear of Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

It works prior to public speaking as well; an iPod can be a presenter’s best friend. 9. II: As a former amateur boxer, nothing prepares me to speak better than light shadow boxing a few minutes before I have to speak. This is awesome to do for the few minutes before you are actually going to be speaking.

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The President, Public Speaking, Presence, and uhhh….

Matt Eventoff

There are a number of public speaking and communications lessons that can be learned from watching both the President and those questioning him. President Obama’s Press Conference has just concluded and a lot of questions have been asked and answered.  The President is a talented communicator.  Why does this matter?

Marco Rubio Is Repeating Himself… and So Should You (Public Speaking Tips)

Succeed Speaking

You are on step four… but this audience you’re about to speak to? Embed from Getty Images. Two things in particular struck me.

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Public Speaking for Introverts: 6 Essential Tips

Duarte Blog

Susan is developing an online course on Public Speaking for Introverts (you can go here for more info). At the same time, public speaking is a performance, and that’s a good thing, even if you’re not a natural actor. And that’s why speaking (instead of listening) can feel uncomfortable – unnatural, even. That’s OK.

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