Thinking through the details

Speak Schmeak

And for the design of the jacket, I would sit with the people who made the clothes and tell them where I wanted a button or a buckle or a design. Is there a post blocking people's view? Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies EntertainersTV Guide: The glove, the white socks, the red leather jacket - who came up with those things? Michael Jackson: The glove was just - I thought one was cooler than two. I love to accent movement.

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Thinking through the details

Speak Schmeak

And for the design of the jacket, I would sit with the people who made the clothes and tell them where I wanted a button or a buckle or a design. Is there a post blocking people's view? Tags: Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Entertainers TV Guide: The glove, the white socks, the red leather jacket - who came up with those things? Michael Jackson: The glove was just - I thought one was cooler than two. I love to accent movement.

2009 100
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Preparation rituals, part 2

Speak Schmeak

Some examples of mental preparation include: * Visualization * Affirmations * Meditation * Prayer * Reviewing past performances * Writing * Watching TV * Listening to music * Reading * Strategizing and planning Mental preparation rituals help us to focus, organize, block out distractions, visualize success, and handle pressure. Tags: Preparation Preparation Rituals Series Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Athletes

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Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

I think I'll get into my workout clothes, so I'll be ready to go when it's time. I've written before about most of these mistaken beliefs about public speaking, as they are major pet peeves of mine, but please make a special note of the first one in the article. Here's what she told me in an e-mail: "I have a standing offer to all my participants: Bring me a current, scientifically credible study showing that public speaking is the #1 fear and I'll give you $100.

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