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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Using storytelling to stand out: What speakers can learn from 9/11

The Eloquent Woman

I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling overwhelmed by the coverage, which made me wonder how those speaking and writing about the anniversary could hope to make their particular part of the conversation stand out in a meaningful way. Storytelling had opened me up to the conversation in a way that the speeches and analysis and retrospectives couldn't do, using a few powerful techniques: Storytelling offers an experience.

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Everything I Know About Presentations, I Learned in Theatre School Contact Jobs Speaking About Home September 3rd, 2007 Filed under: Mixed Bag , Technology , The Arts 71 Comments » Everything I Know About Presentations, I Learned in Theatre School An Unlikely Education I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, and was inspired to get it done by Merlin Mann’s recent piece about improving his use of PowerPoint. I learned a lot of good public speaking practices from theatre school.

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