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. Anonymous evaluations If you've never had your audience fill out evaluations, they're worth giving out now and then. Here's a compilation of responses from speakers about how they deal with a negative evaluation.

2011 148

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. Anonymous evaluations If you've never had your audience fill out evaluations, they're worth giving out now and then. Here's a compilation of responses from speakers about how they deal with a negative evaluation.

2011 109

5 ways to stop repeating the same mistakes

Speak Schmeak

The other night I was having a conversation with a woman whose boss wants her whole department to get public speaking training. If you want to grow as a speaker, you have to keep practicing and you have to keep speaking to a variety of groups. But you also have to evaluate yourself honestly and find ways to build on the skills you already have and keep improving, or else you will stagnate.

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