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Listen Only to Those who Speak with Gravitas

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I made a decision this morning to listen only to people who speak with gravitas. The last couple days I have been watching the news on CBS This Morning. Yesterday Samantha Powers sat with the CBS This Morning hosts, Charlie Rose, Nora O’Donnell and Gayle King.

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Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop Overcomes Life-Long Discomfort of being Center of Attention

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The Sandra Zimmer Method Workshop teaches you to convert public speaking fear, tension and anxiety into free flowing energy and excitement to speak. You really can overcome life-long discomfort about being the center of attention! When you do, speaking becomes fluid and easy. A participant in a recent Sandra Zimmer Method weekend workshop said, “Had I known […].

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How to Solve Public Speaking Fear

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Solve Public Speaking Fear In order to solve public speaking fear, you must first understand what public speaking fear is really about. What public speaking fear is really about may surprise you. What it is not about may also surprise you. What we call fear of public speaking is not really about speaking. Most people who […]. The post How to Solve Public Speaking Fear appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

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Practice Breathing to Manage Public Speaking Fear

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Breathing to manage public speaking fear really works. However, it only works if you practice it regularly and integrate conscious deep breathing into daily activities. It is often called mindful breathing.

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Qualities and Characteristics of Executive Presence

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Developing executive presence is much like being an actor working to develop a character. The process is basically the same. You must step into the skin of a leader and embody the physical, mental and emotional characteristics so that you behave as an executive. As Constantine Stanislavski, the father of modern acting technique often said, […]. The post Qualities and Characteristics of Executive Presence appeared first on Speaking Freely.

Two Extra Steps to Prepare for a Job Interview

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Interviewing is more than a set of questions. It is a stepping stone to your future, and you want to take that step with confidence. If you have made it to the interview, you have already demonstrated qualities and experience for which the company is looking. Of course, you will prepare yourself to respond to […]. The post Two Extra Steps to Prepare for a Job Interview appeared first on Speaking Freely.

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Leaders Need Comfort in the Skin for Public Speaking

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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. Much has been written about fear of public speaking, but what I think has not been clearly understood is that the problem […]. The post Leaders Need Comfort in the Skin for Public Speaking appeared first on Speaking Freely.

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How to Communicate with Executives

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If you are in a position to communicate with executives, it is important to learn the rules for delivering information to a top-level leader. First, understand what an executive is, as it will help you understand how to communicate information to him or her. An executive is a decision-making top-level leader. As such, the executive decides […]. The post How to Communicate with Executives appeared first on Speaking Freely

Gravitas – The Missing Quality for Powerful People who aren’t Being Promoted

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About Gravitas Gravitas is about using your personal power in service to others and giving up the pleasure of asserting your power with a sharp voice tone. contacted me and shared that he is strong technically, reports to the highest leaders in his company and gets great feedback that his expertise is valuable. He has […].

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How to Help the Interviewer Interview You

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When you are scheduled to interview with a prospective employer, there are some techniques that can help you be remembered and increase your chances of winning the job. it is important to understand that the interviewer might be just as uncertain as you are. He or she may not have much interviewing experience. Maybe that […]. The post How to Help the Interviewer Interview You appeared first on Speaking Freely. Interview Skills Interviewing storytelling Interviewing for jobs

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Communication Secret to Getting Your Way

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Marian Bell of www.MarianBell.com demonstrated the most powerful communication skill I know – she asked me gently for what she wanted me to do. I buy delicious food from her each week which she delivers to my house every Monday. In order to get her food, I have to place an order each week. She really wants customer’s [.]. Authenticity Communication Speaking from the Heart Transparency Connection Persuasion self-expression

The Power of Self-Expression

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“What we say is important… for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”- Jim Beggs There is simply nothing that transforms your life as much as self-expression, because a profound shift in consciousness happens when you open yourself to share your truth. As you express your inner Self, your whole [.].

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Streaming Speech: 9 Keys to Thinking on Your Feet

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Thinking on your feet is “streaming speech.” Just like video streams over the internet, streaming speech is flowing your words, thoughts and feelings unimpeded by mind control. People who are in a position to have to think on their feet usually have a deep well of knowledge and experience. Yet they often don’t trust [.]. Confidence public speaking Thinking on Your Feet Uncategorized Presentation

The Alchemy of Public Speaking: Turning Performance Anxiety into Presence

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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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One Subtle Communication Secret for Getting Others to Hear Your Message

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Sandra Zimmer’s Google+ By Sandra Zimmer 2014 The prevailing model for speaking persuasively is a style of speaking that is enthusiastic, energetic and extraverted. The speaker is asserting a point in hopes to convince the listener to agree. However, this model can be a trap. It puts you in the position of selling. Of course others don’t [.].

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Have Confidence that People can Smell

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In an interview with Charlie Rose, Steve Martin shared that his experience doing stand-up comedy at universities in the 1970s gave him a sense of confidence that people could smell. When Steve describes confidence this way, I think he means that he learned to create chemistry with his audiences. He learned to be so good [.]. Confidence Presence stage presence Authenticity being with audiences Self-confidence Transparency

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Have Confidence that People can Smell

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In an interview with Charlie Rose, Steve Martin shared that his experience doing stand-up comedy at universities in the 1970s gave him a sense of confidence that people could smell. When Steve describes confidence this way, I think he means that he learned to create chemistry with his audiences. He learned to be so good [.]. Confidence Presence stage presence Authenticity being with audiences Self-confidence Transparency

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Storyselling – The secret to a successful persuasive presentation is great storytelling.

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I am in love with this word – storyselling! It says it all about the power of stories to persuade listeners to buy products and services or buy into ideas. Storyselling is the act of telling the authentically persuasive story. It is sharing the story that excites others to say, “Yes, I want that!” [.]. Communication Persuasion public speaking Sales & Selling storytelling Presentation

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Storyselling ? The secret to a successful persuasive presentation is.

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Accent Reduction: Freedom of Speech for Non-Native Speakers of English

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Sandra Zimmer’s Google+ People from all over the world come to the US because of the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy in our country. Freedom of speech is among our most cherished and valuable rights which draw ambitious and educated people to our nation. Houston, Texas is truly a melting pot for professionals especially in [.]. Accent Modification Accent Reduction Communication Accent reduction Confidence Fear of Public Speaking Freedom of Speech

Care and Feeding of Presenters: How to Give Supportive Feedback.

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Famous vs Great

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Martin Luther King Jr. was quoted as saying, “Not everyone can be famous, but everyone can be great because greatness is determined by service.” Does it seem to you that many of us in America are struggling with a misplaced desire to be famous? Do you harbor a secret wish to have your name [.]. Authenticity public speaking self-expression Uncategorized being with audiences Public Speaking Course

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The Easiest Way to Make a Difference

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Do you really want to make a difference? It’s easy! You don’t have to start a non-profit, give up your day job and travel to Africa to live among the poor or sell all your worldly possessions and donate the proceeds to a charity. All you have to do is tell someone he is [.]. Communication Connection leadership

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Moving from Expert to Master |

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How to Encourage People to Speak the Truth

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Have you experienced that people sometimes give you excuses rather than reasons? They respond, but somehow it just doesn’t ring true? Maybe their answer just does not satisfy you? I walked into the women’s restroom at my favorite pizza kitchen last week. A lovely young black woman was in the restroom talking on a cell phone. [.].

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Public Speaking Secret ? Don't Try to Be More than You Are |

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Standing in the Rush: How to Transform Stage Fright and Fear of Public Speaking

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This is the absolute bottom line of what to do to transform your public speaking tension and performance anxiety into radiant, authentic presence so that you shine in front of others. Coaching a corporate HR executive from a Fortune 100 company on his anxiety about public speaking, I said something new, something I’ve never [.].

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Standing in the Rush: How to Transform Stage Fright and Fear of.

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Characteristics of Inspirational Leaders – Blog by Frenetta Tate

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I just read an excellent blog post by Frenetta Tate MBA called The Seven Success Characteristics of Inspirational Leadership. Tate identified a powerful set of qualities that leaders who inspire others possess. They are: 1. The Crusader 2. The Connector 3. The Innovator 4. The Encourager 5. The Coach 6. The Builder 7. The [.]. Leadership leadership Leadership presence

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Breaking Accent Barriers |

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You Can Be-Come Anything You Want to Be. |

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Open Your Heart to Speak from your Heart at Weddings

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Once in a while, I have the pleasure of working with someone who is giving a speech at a wedding. If any speech should come from the heart, it would be a wedding toast. Last week a delightful man, I’ll call him Daniel, came for help with giving the speech of his life at his [.].

Abe’s Honest Voice – How Daniel Day Lewis Captured Lincoln’s Voice

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No one knows how Abraham Lincoln sounded. But history has it that his voice was high-pitched and nasal. While it was not pleasant to listen to, his sound was able to cut through the noise of large crowds. It has been said that his voice floated over the crowds which would have made him [.]. acting self-expression stage presence Voice

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How to Receive a Standing Ovation – Get Naked!

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A standing ovation is a spontaneous emotional response from an audience that is moved deeply by a speaker or performer. The only way to earn a standing ovation is to get naked! I don’t mean take off all your clothes, I mean take off all protection and pretense, and be emotional. When a presenter [.]. Authenticity public speaking Standing Ovations storytelling Transparency Speaking from the Heart

Learn How to Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking ? by Josh.

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How to Have a Good Voice for Public Speaking and Group Communication

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Most people don’t know they can have a really good speaking voice. Many are surprised when they hear themselves on a voice recorder. People often tell me they don’t like the sound of their voices. And they think they are stuck with the voice they have been used to using. Having a beautiful voice quality [.].

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Obstacles to Exuding Gravitas & Leadership Presence

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Obstacles to exuding the quality of gravitas are some of the greatest psychological barriers that leaders and emerging leaders must conquer. Briefly, I’ll mention what leadership presence or gravitas means. It is giving weight or importance to anything you say or do. Gravitas is the highest octave of self-confidence. Once a leader has enough self-confidence, […].

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Being Genuine and Being Authentic |

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