The all-in-one on ums, and how public speakers can fix them for real

The Eloquent Woman

You can call it a first aid, fix-it-up kit if you want, but I get enough repeated questions about ums, uhs and other unintended speech disfluencies that I'm packing up all The Eloquent Woman's wisdom on ums and putting it here in one place for you.

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How to follow up lost sales

SpeakerSue Says...

Don’t offer to lower your prices during this phone call! You’ll simply have to start lower next time and you’ve taught them that you aren’t trustworthy – you saved your best pricing for the last possible negotiation.

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The all-in-one on ums

The Eloquent Woman

You can call it a first aid, fix-it-up kit if you want, but I get enough repeated questions about ums, uhs and other unintended speech disfluencies that I'm packing up all The Eloquent Woman's wisdom on ums and putting it here in one place for you.

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Audience Interaction is Easier Than You Think - Part III Q&A

Speak and Deliver

Worse yet, the last question (or, in the case of some audiences, sarcastic statement couched as a question) in your time allotment might be so far in left field, or elicit enough crowd response, the participant effectively gets the last word and the lasting impression, instead of your message.

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Cultural Email Differences – Do they exist? 4 Considerations….

SpeakerSue Says...

Immediately calling someone by their first name, in the USA, is almost expected. Take the time to type Hi, Hello, Good morning. Wasting another’s time is disrespectful. Take the time to organize your thoughts before you write so that you can make it easy for the other person to follow you. Write conference call times in their time zone rather than yours. Provide your skype address the first time.

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Cultural Email Differences – Do they exist? 4 Considerations….

SpeakerSue Says...

Immediately calling someone by their first name, in the USA, is almost expected. Take the time to type Hi, Hello, Good morning. Wasting another’s time is disrespectful. Take the time to organize your thoughts before you write so that you can make it easy for the other person to follow you. Write conference call times in their time zone rather than yours. Provide your skype address the first time.

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George Osborne + Chris Grayling = Geoffrey Howe

Max Atkinson

And we’ll make sure for those of you- those parts of the country with traditional producers that we protect local traditional products But we'll call time on the drinks that fuel antisocial behaviour. (1 Having seen shadow Chancellor George Osborne and shadow Home Secretary in action at the Tory Party Conference, an uninspiring voice from from the past started to echo in my mind: Sir Geoffrey (now Lord) Howe.

Claptrap 9: Broadcasters' bile and SDP sulks

Max Atkinson

When Shirley Williams tried to 'call time', at the end of the allotted four minutes, she was shouted down by party members. This is the ninth in a series of posts marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of Our Masters' Voices and the televising of Claptrap by Granada Television.

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