Don't distract: Contract!

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But speaking entirely without contractions sounds unnatural and will certainly peg you as reading straight from a script, in addition to becoming a distraction for the audience.

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Whilst remaining true to who we are, we naturally swap the masks of our persona in order to match with whatever audience is before us. We verbalise it with phrases such as “a square peg in a round hole” when we want to denote a situation that doesn’t work.

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Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Warren on The Daily Show in 2009

The Eloquent Woman

That’s what Jon has done for 16 years: with passion and humor, he skewered the people who needed skewering, called out the big guys who rig the system, and prodded us all to fight back.

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Don't let the confidence-suckers get you down

Speak Schmeak

So if friends and family have knocked them down a peg, it's not like their performance is going to suffer as it might if they were being asked to put on a show themselves. Most of us won't win awards for our speaking.

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Does simple=stupid in speaking? Why Congress's report card isn't bad

The Eloquent Woman

Media coverage went for the snark, with terms like "dumbing down" and "mental teenagers" to describe the shift in vocabulary that has members of the U.S. Congressman Mulvaney is right: Those of us who coach speakers aim for clear and concise in communications.

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Don't distract: Contract!

Speak Schmeak

But speaking entirely without contractions sounds unnatural and will certainly peg you as reading straight from a script, in addition to becoming a distraction for the audience.

Don't let the confidence-suckers get you down

Speak Schmeak

So if friends and family have knocked them down a peg, it's not like their performance is going to suffer as it might if they were being asked to put on a show themselves. Most of us won't win awards for our speaking.

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7 times you should turn down a speaking gig

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I once had an organizer ask me to join a panel of 8, and each of us were to get 2.5 I've had a few speaking invitations pegged to a specific topic, then found out it had changed after I accepted--without hearing directly from the organizers.

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