Would people tell you if you sucked?

Speak Schmeak

They are comfortable in their routines, comfortable with the applause and the polite smiles, and comfortable in the knowledge that they're being asked to speak, even if they're not getting repeat engagements with the same organizations. A speaking coach can do the same for you, and will be the most neutral party you can find to give you feedback on your content and delivery. In honor of the new season of American Idol, I bring you the first quote of season 10!

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Would people tell you if you sucked?

Speak Schmeak

They are comfortable in their routines, comfortable with the applause and the polite smiles, and comfortable in the knowledge that they're being asked to speak, even if they're not getting repeat engagements with the same organizations. A speaking coach can do the same for you, and will be the most neutral party you can find to give you feedback on your content and delivery. In honor of the new season of American Idol, I bring you the first quote of season 10!

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Zero-Tolerance Humor

Humor Power

A distinguishing factor between the corporate speaking engagement paid $10,000 for a one-hour performance and the act confined to a smoky room speaking to drunk people for $300 an hour, is the quality of the humor. And then, behind the scenes, people talk, and we fail to get repeat engagements. Because of the delivery. The magician was about half-way through his competition act at a major Magic Convention.

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Here is my 500th Public Speaking Tip: Don't be a 'one-speech-wonder!'

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

During the session we worked on delivery, discussed the particular types audiences that they speak to and I suggested various additional markets. Note also that some of these were repeat visits - a fifth booking in one case). These organisations prefer to book speakers who are known quantities and you will need the repeat engagements from them to help fill your diary. Recent work and then that tip.

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