Want to Sharpen Your Public Speaking Skills? Begin Now!

DeFinis Communications

She explained that this person needed major help with his public speaking skills because he was moving into the role of CEO and was terrified of public speaking. But knowing that public speaking would now be a required cornerstone of his new job, he almost decided not to take it. Public speaking is a big challenge for a lot of people, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a C-level executive or a new supervisor.

Small steps to improve your speaking skill

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Its not a book about how to improve your speaking skill per se but its messages are as relevant here as in any other endeavor. That got me thinking about what small things I’d done to build my confidence and speaking ability and so what small steps could others like you do to start your journey towards becoming a great speaker? Borrow or buy a book on public speaking and read 10 pages every day. Subscribe to and read blogs on public speaking skills.

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Podcast: A Look Ahead to 2011

Communication Steroids

Podcast: A Look Ahead to 2011 [11:55m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download From → Communication Skills , Communication Steroids TV , Podcast One Comment Paul Castain permalink You guys not only rock but you make it abundantly clear that you are having a blast doing what you do.

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Big Time Internet Usage Stats From 2011

Communication Steroids

Public Speaking Courses | Add your site Join Our Inner Circle: RSS Feed of our latest newsletters here Search This Website Become a Fan on Facebook! Communication Steroids on Facebook Instant Download: Improve Your Public Speaking Skills!

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Aspiring Women

DeFinis Communications

Therefore, having the advanced skills to break through that ceiling and help shrink the pay gap is critical. These are the women who set the bar to new levels, encouraging everyone—both males and females—to stretch their capabilities and master new skills. Aspiring women want to strengthen their skills, be challenged to grow and learn, and connect with other like-minded women. For assistance with all of these skills, be sure to read my past blogs and web site articles.

The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This could mean reading that business strategy book you’ve been putting off, learning about a topic that is outside of your area of expertise, or even focusing on improving a skill. For more ideas on how the two concepts can be combined, check out my new program, Speaking Spas. This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life.

Professors and Public Speaking/Presentation Skills

Matt Eventoff

Other recent lectures have included topics ranging from on topics ranging from Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs to Message Development 101 to Pre-Crisis Communication to Connecting with your Class: Communication Strategy for Professors (and a whole host of others) to Communicating outside of the Classroom: Communication Strategy for Faculty and Staff. .

“The Secret” to Effective Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Forget about effective public speaking for a minute. Practice and preparation are the “big secrets” of effective public speaking. Effective public speaking is no different than professional athletics – practice and preparation make all of the difference. Close your eyes….It’s It’s game time; you just paid $500 for tickets for your family to see your favorite team, and even more for food and souvenirs. . The players take the field (or court, or ice)….straight

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Big 10 QB Kirk Cousins – The Heisman Speech

Matt Eventoff

There are many reasons why Michigan State Quarterback Kirk Cousins has a bright future – and his public speaking skill is one of them. Cousins delivered a Heisman-esque speech last week while addressing the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon.

Avoid Common Mistakes During a Pitch « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

News analyzed from a communication perspective.

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Analysis of a Speech by William Kamkwamba

Manner of Speaking

When he was 14, William visited a s mall, charity-sponsored library and began reading everything he could find found about physics and mechanics, even though he did not speak much English. When he was 19, William was invited to speak at a TED Conference in Arusha, Tanzania.

Steve Jobs – Public Speaking, Preparation & Practice

Matt Eventoff

His public speaking skills had everything to do with fundamentals – an example being one that is crucial yet often ignored – extensive preparation. The speed at which information travels has rendered most news dated within hours; days if a story really has “legs.”

Big 10 QB Kirk Cousins – The Heisman Speech

Matt Eventoff

There are many reasons why Michigan State Quarterback Kirk Cousins has a bright future – and his public speaking skill is one of them. Cousins delivered a Heisman-esque speech last week while addressing the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon.

“Single-Task” Your Way to Presentation Success

DeFinis Communications

In the world of public speaking, knowing how to multi-task is critical. While multi-tasking is essential when you’re delivering your presentation, it’s not the most effective approach when it comes to improving your skills or developing new behaviors.

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Volunteers, Charities and NPOs Get a Break on Public Speaking Skills

Executive Speech Coach

George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer. One of those is to develop new skills. These skills are important to both individual and organization success. Once learned, these skills stick and can be transferred to other work.

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5 Steps to Get a Business Boost from NSA’s Influence ’11 Convention

Succeed Speaking

The National Speakers Association’s 2011 Annual Convention starts this weekend and it promises to be “rad, relevant, fresh, practical, fun and thought-provoking.&# I speak from experience!). Specifically, it’s what you do with what you learn in Anaheim that will make your speaking business better next year than it is this year. Business Strategy Motivation Presentation Skills Speaking Skills Information Overload National Speakers Association

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Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking February 25, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments The world of apps is a vast and inviting place, but it can easily get overwhelming. Public Speaking- Hypno Tranquility (free): This app comes with 5 tracks from Steve G. Confident Public Speaking!

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Speaking With Conviction…Over the Phone

DeFinis Communications

You have to deliver your ideas without the benefits of a face-to-face meeting, or you have to speak to an image on a computer screen. When you’re faced with these situations, how can you use your public speaking skills and prevent your message from going down in flames?

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Analysis of a Speech by William Kamkwamba

Manner of Speaking

When he was 14, William visited a s mall, charity-sponsored library and began reading everything he could find found about physics and mechanics, even though he did not speak much English. When he was 19, William was invited to speak at a TED Conference in Arusha, Tanzania.

Want to improve as a speaker? Change your attitude!

Speak Schmeak

I spoke to a client yesterday who told me he sits in company meetings thinking to himself, "Don't ask me to speak. Don't ask me to speak." I suggested to him that, instead of sitting in meetings hoping not to get called on, instead he attend meetings with the intention to speak.

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Women in the U.S. Senate. 17 Strong…and Hopefully Growing

DeFinis Communications

For one politically astute and well informed woman I met last week, it is the fear of public speaking that’s keeping her from her political ambitions. Whether it’s a town hall presentation, a media interview or a larger main stage speech, public speaking plays a significant role in politics.

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What employers really want: Communication skills

Speak Schmeak

Industry surveys are regularly published regarding desirable skills for new hires or ongoing training needs identified within industries, and oral and written communication skills are becoming more common at or near the top of these lists.

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Wednesday4Women Blog Carnival: “Top Presentation Strategies for Women”

DeFinis Communications

I recently came across an excellent article at TrainingMag.com that explores gender roles in public speaking. To briefly summarize, the author identifies several differences in the way men and women give presentations and how both genders can learn from each other to improve their speaking skills. A handful of tips women may use to help improve their presentation skills. Advice for you to feel more comfortable, confident and in control when you speak.

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A Tough Act to Follow

Manner of Speaking

He has been replaced by Tim Cook , and on 5 October 2011, the world will get its first sense of the CEO when Apple launches the iPhone 5. There is a lot more to running a major corporation than public speaking, but it’s one of the things that Steve Jobs does better than almost anyone else among his peers. When Steve Jobs speaks, people listen. His public speaking skills are legendary and it’s part of why he’s revered.

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In Honor of Presidents’ Day: Public Speaking Lessons from George Washington

DeFinis Communications

I recently read the book Presidential Voices: Speaking Styles from George Washington to George W. One of the major reasons for Washington’s poor speaking skills was his teeth. This caused noticeable discomfort and made it difficult to speak for long periods of time.

The one habit you have to change to be a better speaker

Speak Schmeak

First of all, here are a few of the reasons I've heard for why someone would want to be better at public speaking: 1. To stop dreading requests to speak by dealing with speaking anxiety 3. If you want to be a better speaker, today's post is meant for you.

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Public Speaking: Taking That First Step

Manner of Speaking

Anika’s turn to speak finally came. By her own admission, she “hates public speaking&# and was very nervous. There is certainly a lot that could be said about the ways in which she could improve her public speaking skills. Anika is to be commended because she had the courage to speak in front of others—in a very public forum, no less—on a subject about which she cares deeply: preserving Toronto’s public libraries.

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What’s Your Value As A Speaker? It’s Not About What You Know

Succeed Speaking

Last week we wrapped up the Succeed Speaking Summer Marketing Camp , and I opened the final session by speaking about Dr. BJ Fogg’s Behavior Model. (Dr. Dr. Fogg says there are two ways to increase ability: Train people and give them more skills, and/or. If you really want to increase the ability of those you speak to, focus on showing them how to easily implement what you teach — or better yet, what they already know!

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My New Role: Chief Freedom Officer

DeFinis Communications

Perhaps they’ll resonate with you and your public speaking pursuits too. Freedom is my theme for 2011—for me and for my clients. For my clients, it means freedom from the ineffective speaking skills and behaviors that hold them back…freedom from the pain of speaker anxiety…freedom from the poor reputation that results from giving a second rate speech…freedom from the confusion of not knowing how to prepare. Fear of Public Speaking Speech Preparation

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Want to improve as a speaker? Change your attitude!

Speak Schmeak

I spoke to a client yesterday who told me he sits in company meetings thinking to himself, "Don't ask me to speak. Don't ask me to speak." I suggested to him that, instead of sitting in meetings hoping not to get called on, instead he attend meetings with the intention to speak.

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A Tough Act to Follow

Manner of Speaking

He has been replaced by Tim Cook , and on 4 October 2011, the world will get its first sense of the CEO when Apple launches the iPhone 5. There is a lot more to running a major corporation than public speaking, but it’s one of the things that Steve Jobs does better than almost anyone else among his peers. When Steve Jobs speaks, people listen. His public speaking skills are legendary and it’s part of why he’s revered.

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What's your public speaking or presenting resolution for 2011?

The Eloquent Woman

Are you resolving to improve your public speaking and presenting skills in 2011? You might choose, as some have done, to focus the entire year on public speaking : getting more speaking opportunities, improving your delivery, boosting your confidence all at once.

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Are you ready for coaching? Ask yourself these questions.

Speak Schmeak

Facing new demands on your public speaking skills and more visibility for your company, you've been thinking about pursuing public speaking coaching, but you're not sure if it's the right avenue for you. You're finding yourself responsible for more and more presentations at work.

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"I'm a race car driver!"

Speak Schmeak

Tanis may not be afraid to drive a car over 300 mph, but she is afraid of public speaking, which she told us right up front. She may not love speaking; in fact, it might make her extremely anxious, but she doesn't say no.

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Use the calendar to set your speaking resolutions for 2011

The Eloquent Woman

If you want to improve your public speaking or presentation skills next year, you've made a great choice: It's a professional development opportunity that many businesses are willing to invest in, and it can help you move farther, faster toward your goals.

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NYU PR Graduate Course Keynote

TJ Walker Interactive

Communications Public Speaking Skills public relations Media NYU prVideos of the keynote speech made to NYU graduate students in a media PR class.

TJ Walker on Wall Street Journal Radio’s The Daily Wrap discussing President Obama’s speech on the death of Osama Bin Laden

TJ Walker Interactive

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Public Speaking: Taking That First Step

Manner of Speaking

Anika’s turn to speak finally came. By her own admission, she “hates public speaking” and was very nervous. There is certainly a lot that could be said about the ways in which she could improve her public speaking skills. Anika is to be commended because she had the courage to speak in front of others—in a very public forum, no less—on a subject about which she cares deeply: preserving Toronto’s public libraries.

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How close is too close?

Speak Schmeak

Just as with other public speaking skills, understanding and managing personal space takes practice. I attended a networking event last week where several people I spoke to were what the Seinfeld TV show would have classified as "close talkers."

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The one habit you have to change to be a better speaker

Speak Schmeak

First of all, here are a few of the reasons I've heard for why someone would want to be better at public speaking: 1. To stop dreading requests to speak by dealing with speaking anxiety 3. If you want to be a better speaker, today's post is meant for you.

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How close is too close?

Speak Schmeak

Just as with other public speaking skills, understanding and managing personal space takes practice. I attended a networking event last week where several people I spoke to were what the Seinfeld TV show would have classified as "close talkers."

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Lesson from a Fifth Grader: Be Concrete

Green Room Speakers

Saturday, January 22, 2011 Lesson from a Fifth Grader: Be Concrete And now. the 2011 Winner of the Annual Gardere MLK Jr. The Power of the Sermon Speaking Lessons from a Three-Year Old ► August (2) Eat, Pray, Love, Present Know Your Opponents ► July (5) What a Prop!

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The Water Cooler Message

TJ Walker Interactive

Presentation Skills Training Public Speaking SkillsWhat is the starting point for preparing a speech? For some people, it involves creating a thorough and well-thought out two-page outline. For others, it is a matter of creating 50 large piles of data into 50 complex PowerPoint slides. There are those who like to just start writing about everything they’ve done during the last [.].

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