Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear”

Matt Eventoff

Fear and anxiety surrounding public speaking is nothing new. Google “Cure for the Fear of Public Speaking” and you will return over 2 million results. The post Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear” appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. “The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” ” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

Why invest in public speaking training? The ability to speak well in public and share a message that is clear, compelling and that moves people to take action is a critical business skill. It was because they had never had any training in public speaking. Business leaders who offer public speaking training to their employees are making a great investment. Objectives of public speaking training.

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The Public Speaking Fear Grid

Manner of Speaking

It’s no secret that many people are afraid of public speaking. As Jerry Seinfeld has said, “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. This means, to the average person, if … Continue reading → Nerves Psychology of Public Speaking Jerry Seinfeld Mark Twain public speakingNumber two is death. Death is number two!

2017 218

Ethics in Public Speaking

The Communication Blog

Ethics in Public Speaking I wrote this for the new edition of Essential Elements of Public Speaking, 7th edition (Hoboken, NJ: Pearson, 2021) but I thought it might be useful for any class in public speaking as a way of introducing the dimension of ethics and clarifying what is and what is not plagiarism. Here are some responses that most writers on and instructors of public speaking and ethics would likely give.

2020 126

How to handle public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

Without ropes … Continue reading → The post How to handle public speaking nerves appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Nerves Alex Honnold El Capitan John Zimmer presentations public speaking public speaking nervesOn 3 June 2017, professional rock climber Alex Honnold accomplished something that few people thought could be done.

2019 190

George Orwell – Public Speaking Expert

Matt Eventoff

George Orwell, public speaking expert? The post George Orwell – Public Speaking Expert appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. Public Speaking Tips“It’s a beautiful thing, the Destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well.”. George Orwell, 1984.

2020 100

Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes, Part 1

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight. Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. The post Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes, Part 1 appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. Public Speaking Tips demosthenes greek orator orator Public Speaking public speaking expert

2020 100

Gamification can help overcome public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

I have written before about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the board game and app that Florian Mueck and I co-created. Recently, I was interviewed about the game on Dukascopy Swiss Financial … Continue reading → Nerves Dukascopy Florian Mueck gamification public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game

2018 194

Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Princeton and public speaking have a long, storied history together. Princeton was also home to a public speaking expert and a student of the art of public speaking. The post Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. Woodrow Wilson public speaking“What is the object of oratory?

2020 100

Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear”

Matt Eventoff

Fear and anxiety surrounding public speaking is nothing new. Google “Cure for the Fear of Public Speaking” and you will return over 2 million results. The post Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear” appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. “The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” ” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

2018 100

A giant leap forward in your public speaking

Manner of Speaking

There is a lot to learn about public speaking. And no matter how much you learn, no matter how good you become, you will … Continue reading → The post A giant leap forward in your public speaking appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Audience Delivery audience gestures public speakingThe fact that I have been writing this blog for 10 years is testament to that.

2019 187

6 posts for your public speaking in 2020

Manner of Speaking

As the clock winds down on 2019 and we enter a new year and a new decade, I wanted to share six posts from the past to inspire your speaking in 2020. If you think that your speeches and presentations … Continue reading → The post 6 posts for your public speaking in 2020 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation New Year's Eve public speaking Resolutions

2020 159

Four Public Speaking Lessons – and a Drone!

Manner of Speaking

The first week was spent at IESE Business School where, once or twice a year, I join four others to teach public speaking and communication … Continue reading → Delivery Conor Neill Feedback Florian Mueck gestures IESE pause public speaking Tobias Rodrigues Tony AnagorI recently had the pleasure of spending 10 days in Barcelona for work and pleasure.

2017 199

Public Speaking Experts – Demosthenes

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking expert is a title that carries tremendous weight. Demosthenes, public speaking expert of the 4 th century BC, is one of the legendary Greek orators. Here are just a few of the things he is rumored to have done to attain his goal: Corrected his defective elocution by speaking with pebbles in his mouth. Prepared himself to overcome noise by speaking in stormy weather on the seashore.

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Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

Manner of Speaking

One of the impacts is that millions of people are now homebound because of … Continue reading → The post Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Coronavirus COVID-19 gamification public speaking self-developmentThese are difficult times. The coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit the world hard.

2020 115

Zen and the Art of Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

He explores the subject over the course of … Continue reading → Audience Preparation audience Presentation public speaking Robert Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenanceRobert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was published in 1974. The book has sold more than 5 million copies and is widely considered a modern philosophical classic. In Zen, Pirsig discusses the metaphysics of quality.

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Fear of Public Speaking: Reframing “Fear”

Matt Eventoff

Fear and anxiety surrounding public speaking is nothing new. Google “Cure for the Fear of Public Speaking” and you will return over 2 million results. Two of the greatest orators of the past two centuries, Sir Winston Churchill and President Abraham Lincoln, were both reported to have some degree of anxiety before speaking publicly. “The only thing we have to fear is… fear itself.” ” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

2013 182

New Business Theme Added to Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

Florian Mueck and I are pleased to announce that the new Business theme has been added to the app version of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. Players can now choose to play one of three different themes (Classic, Family and … Continue reading → Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Florian Mueck presentations public speaking

Public speaking for women

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her 2013 book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and guest posting on this blog are a a great resource for anyone intimidated by the challenge of speaking in public. Public Speaking Kate Peters lisa braithwait Patricia Fripp susan carter women speakersIt’s good to see Susan Cain getting well-deserved press in the Financial Times.

2019 119

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

Manner of Speaking

My fellow public speaker, business partner and good friend Florian Mueck and I are proud to announce that Toastmasters International has published an article about Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ in the October 2017 edition of its monthly magazine. Readers … Continue reading → Rhetoric Toastmasters Florian Mueck Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Toastmasters International

When is your next public speaking engagement?

Manner of Speaking

It could be a five-minute status report on your project at the next team meeting; it could be saying a few words about a colleague … Continue reading → Motivation Leonardo da Vinci Nike public speakingIt doesn’t have to be a TED Talk or a formal presentation at a conference.

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

I am pleased and excited to announce Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the brainchild of my friend, Florian Mueck , and me. Florian and I have a passion for good public speaking. So we set out to create a game that would help players improve their public speaking skills and have fun in the process. The result is Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. They must speak about the topic. Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™.

New Rules for Authentic Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

It’s time we made new rules for public speaking, specifically new rules for authentic public speaking. Today I’m rewriting the old rules for public speaking. The post New Rules for Authentic Public Speaking appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Authenticity public speaking Uncategorized Authentic Public Speaking

2019 116

Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Part 2

Matt Eventoff

What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? The post Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Part 2 appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. Stand barefoot on blacktop while reciting your speech to test your patience and create proper cadence? Practice on a tightrope to master balance and control over motion? Of course not – and you shouldn’t!

2018 100

Practice Breathing to Manage Public Speaking Fear

Speaking Freely

Breathing to manage public speaking fear really works. Every article you read on managing fear and anxiety for public speaking will suggest learning to breathe deeply and diaphragmatically. The post Practice Breathing to Manage Public Speaking Fear appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. However, it only works if you practice it regularly and integrate conscious deep breathing into daily activities.

2017 163

How to Solve Public Speaking Fear

Speaking Freely

Solve Public Speaking Fear In order to solve public speaking fear, you must first understand what public speaking fear is really about. What public speaking fear is really about may surprise you. What we call fear of public speaking is not really about speaking. The post How to Solve Public Speaking Fear appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

2017 126

George Orwell – Public Speaking Expert

Matt Eventoff

George Orwell, public speaking expert? The post George Orwell – Public Speaking Expert appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. Public Speaking Tips“It’s a beautiful thing, the Destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well.”. George Orwell, 1984.

2016 116

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. The new Family theme is here!

Manner of Speaking

Last summer, Florian Mueck and I released the app version of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, the world’s first public speaking board game. The first … Continue reading → Rhetoric Dan Pink Florian Mueck gamification public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking GameOne of the great things about an app is that you can update it with new features.

2017 190

Podcast on Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Last week, the subject of the show was public speaking and presentation skills. Radio Jack Vincent Podc presentations public speaking The Connectors World Radio SwitzerlandLast year, I wrote a post explaining how I had been invited to be a regular participant in a weekly talk show on World Radio Switzerland (WRS) called The Connectors. Featuring a teams of expats and Swiss, the show takes light-hearted look at life in Switzerland.

Podcast on Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Last week, the subject of the show was public speaking and presentation skills. Radio Jack Vincent Podc presentations public speaking The Connectors World Radio SwitzerlandLast year, I wrote a post explaining how I had been invited to be a regular participant in a weekly talk show on World Radio Switzerland (WRS) called The Connectors. Featuring a teams of expats and Swiss, the show takes light-hearted look at life in Switzerland.

The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

I have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson. The first was about his reflections on the day that TED might have died; the second was a quote about compelling presentations.

2016 150

The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

Manner of Speaking

I have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading → Analysis of a Speech TED audience Chris Anderson ideas metaphor public speaking simplicityMy previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson. The first was about his reflections on the day that TED might have died; the second was a quote about compelling presentations.

2016 150

Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Princeton and public speaking have a long, storied history together. Princeton was also home to a public speaking expert and a student of the art of public speaking. One success that is near and dear is his dedication and respect for the art of public speaking. President Wilson certainly qualifies as a public speaking expert. So are his contributions to oratory and public speaking. Woodrow Wilson public speaking

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George Orwell – Public Speaking Expert

Matt Eventoff

George Orwell, public speaking expert? The post George Orwell – Public Speaking Expert appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. Public Speaking“It’s a beautiful thing, the Destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well.”. George Orwell, 1984.

2016 100

Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons

Matt Eventoff

Queen Rania and Public Speaking – 7 Lessons. Some examples of great orators and public speakers of the 20th Century: Sir Winston Churchill. Who will students in 2025 study as famous orators and public speakers of the 21st Century? It is too early to tell if any of these men and women will “break out” and emerge on the global stage due to oratorical or public speaking ability.

The Alchemy of Public Speaking: Turning Performance Anxiety into Presence

Speaking Freely

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“The Secret” to Effective Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

Forget about effective public speaking for a minute. Practice and preparation are the “big secrets” of effective public speaking. Effective public speaking is no different than professional athletics – practice and preparation make all of the difference. Close your eyes….It’s It’s game time; you just paid $500 for tickets for your family to see your favorite team, and even more for food and souvenirs. .

2011 189

Public Speaking Trends

The Communication Blog

Here’s an interesting article that I just ran across while researching trends in public speaking. I paraphrase these in brief but the article is worth reading especially if you’re teaching public speaking. Public speaking in the business world is becoming more casual. Videos are being increasingly incorporated into public speaking presentations. Technology is playing an ever increasing role in public speaking.

2016 109

Interview: Resolving Public Speaking Anxiety with Jonathan Berent, L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A primary area he addresses is public speaking anxiety. He resolves the emotions of embarrassment, shame, and humiliation that many who are anxious about public speaking suffer. Fear of public speaking is not simply an inconvenience; it’s an income inhibitor, career killer, and an insidious anxiety disorder that most mental health and medical professionals do not understand. Podcasts Public Speaking Anxiety Confidence Stage fright

2019 176

5 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Duarte Blog

The post 5 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills appeared first on Duarte. Every one of us wants to communicate better.

2020 78

Best Public Speaking Gestures

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Best Public Speaking Gestures March 18, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments (Guest post by Eric Carter ) Chances are, if you are on this site you are familiar with public speaking gurus like Dr. Wayne Dyer or someone like Mark Victor Hansen.

Lea Michele, Glee and Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

There is a crucial public speaking lesson here — if you should ever win an award (and I hope each of you win a number of them), when you accept, remember your audience , always. Uncategorized award acceptance speech glee public speaking how to give an acceptance speech lea michele audience lea michele public speaking lea michele speech teen choice awards public speaking Who said that adults can’t learn from younger adults?

2013 160

Basic Public Speaking Etiquette

Manner of Speaking

Too often, many speakers overlook this most basic aspect of public speaking etiquette. It doesn’t matter – Joe is demonstrating bad public speaking etiquette. Whenever you are introduced by another person, have the courtesy and the poise to wait until that person is seated before you begin speaking. If you are particularly concerned about this aspect of your presentation, speak to the person who will introduce you beforehand.