Wed.May 09, 2012

5 Quick Tips to Handle Q and A Successfully –

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

In my first blog on Q and A I talked about structural issues – when to take questions, and what to do about your agenda.    In this blog, let’s get into some tips for handling the questions themselves successfully.   Always, always repeat the question.    People often start talking before the mike gets to them, or from a corner of the room where not everyone can hear them.    Repeating the question back to the questioner ensures that you’ve got it right. 

Speaking Science: Avoiding the Copycat Chills When You Speak

The Eloquent Woman

Have you ever participated in a conversation that left you cold? I mean literally cold, like you found yourself shivering after the talking stopped? If so, you might have been speaking with a creepy mimic, according to a new study by social psychologists from the Netherlands. Their paper's still in press, but you can learn more about it here.) People often mimic the movements of others when speaking.

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The Difference Between Lecterns and Podiums

Executive Speech Coach

Lecterns versus Podiums Many people confuse the words “lectern”, “podium”, “rostrum”, and “dais”. A lectern is the slanted-top high-desk that you as the speaker stand behind and use when reading your presentation notes. It can be placed in the middle of the stage or off to one side.

Public Speaking Exercises: Stage Movements

Great Public Speaking

This video teaches you how to make your stories come alive. link] Over 250 public and professional speaking videos

Thought for Thursday – blame

Pivotal Public Speaking

“Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” ” – Erica Jong. quotations inspiration

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Mother's Day: Zen of the internal paradigm shift from blaming mommy dearest/tiger mother to laughing it off

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mother's Day is a big business, as NEW YORK Magazine showcases.    Among the biggest spenders are the insurance companies which reimburse some part of our bill for getting shrunk.