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

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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. Being able to speak well in public is a skill that is within reach for anyone who is willing to make an effort.

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The Public Speaking Fear Grid

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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!

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 333) – Barack Obama

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers Barack Obama Communication public speaking quotesBarack Obama – 44th President of the United States. “It’s

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5 Books for Public Speakers

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I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. ——— Today, there are hundreds of books about … Continue reading → Book Review Presentation Guru books Presentation public speakingThis post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 332) – Stephanie Hughes

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers presence public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Stephanie HughesBritish Journalist and Communications Expert. “I

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Ethics in Public Speaking

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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. ethics in public speaking Plagiarism

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 313) – Voltaire

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Voltaire“The secret of being boring is to say everything.” ” — Voltaire. 313) – Voltaire appeared first on Manner of 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 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.

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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

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 314) – J. K. Rowling

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers J.K. Rowling public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” ” — J. Rowling Photo courtesy of S.macken6. 314) – J. Rowling appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 310) – Epictetus

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers Epictetus Motivation public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” — Epictetus. 310) – Epictetus appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Five Public Speaking Resolutions for 2019

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I am one of the co-founders of Presentation Guru, a digital magazine for public speaking professionals. ——— As 2018 draws to a close, many … Continue reading → Motivation Presentation Guru TED Presentation public speaking Resolutions storytellingThis post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community.

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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?

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Gamification can help overcome public speaking nerves

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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 GameYou can read recent posts here and here.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 298) – Charles de Gaulle

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Quotes for Public Speakers Charles de Gaulle pauses public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes silence“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” ” — Charles de Gaulle.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 258) – Sophocles

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Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Sophocles“Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.” — Sophocles Photo courtesy of shakko.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers Anne Morrow Lindbergh Communication Personal development public speaking self-development“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” ” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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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. 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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 307) – Tyrion Lannister

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers Game of Thrones public speaking public speaking quotes quote Tyrion Lannister“When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” — Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones. 307) – Tyrion Lannister appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers challenges Kobe Bryant public speaking quote self-development“Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is all an opportunity for me to rise.” ” — Kobe Bryant Photo courtesy of Keith Allison. 327) – Kobe Bryant appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 330) – David Gerrold

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers communication skills David Gerrold public speaking public speaking quotesDavid Gerrold – American Science Fiction Screenwriter and Novelist. “The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Don’t worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language. Accuracy is the most effective style of all.”

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers Confidence Kurt Vonnegut Motivation public speaking“You are whatever you pretend to be.“ “ — Kurt Vonnegut (For some great insights from Vonnegut that can help you become a better speaker, click here and here.). 320) – Kurt Vonnegut appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 323) – Pelé

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers Pelé practice public speaking quotes“Everything is practice.” — Pelé Photo courtesy of John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com. 323) – Pelé appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 297) – Seneca

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” — Seneca Photo courtesy of Jean-Pol Grandmont / … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seneca“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent. No one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.”

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 324) – Richard Wagamese

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Words are less important, less effective … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Richard Wagamese“There is such a powerful eloquence in silence. True genius is knowing when to say nothing, to allow the experience, the moment itself, to carry the message, to say what needs to be said.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 245) – Aristotle

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Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle Emotion public speaking public speaking quotes rhetoric“An emotional speaker always makes his audience feel with him, even when there is nothing in his arguments; which is why many speakers try to overwhelm their audience by mere noise.” ” — Aristotle.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 300) – “A Star is Born”

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300 for public speakers. But time and again, … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers A Star is Born Bradley Cooper Lady Gaga public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotesQuote No. Hard to believe. When I began this series back in 2009 with Quote No. 1, I wasn’t sure that I would find enough quotes to keep it running for long.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 304) – Keanu Reeves

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers focus Keanu Reeves public speaking quotes quote“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” ” — Keanu Reeves Photo courtesy of Marybel Le Pape. 304) – Keanu Reeves appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 280) – Tim Ferriss

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“I agree with Warren Buffett that public speaking is one of the best investments you can make. … When you take the ability to communicate messages effectively to groups of people and layer it on top of almost anything else, … Continue reading → Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Tim Ferriss

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A giant leap forward in your public speaking

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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.

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6 posts for your public speaking in 2020

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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 ResolutionsAs 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.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 290) – Hamilton

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When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game But you don’t get a win unless you play in the game … God help and forgive me I wanna build Something that’s gonna Outlive me … I … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Hamilton public speaking public speaking quotes quotes The Room Where It Happens

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 321) – Plato

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers Plato public speaking public speaking quotes quotes rhetoric“Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.” — Plato Photo courtesy of Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons. 321) – Plato appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 318) – Ronald Reagan

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“I learned [during my time as a radio broadcaster] the fundamental rule of public speaking. Just use normal … Continue reading → The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Ronald ReaganWhether on the radio, on television or to a live crowd, talk to your audience, not over their heads or through them.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 288) – Salvador Dalí

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Salvador Dalí“Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.” — Salvador Dalí.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 260) – Madeleine Albright

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Quotes for Public Speakers Madeleine Albright public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 275) – Mies van der Rohe

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Mies van der Rohe public speaking public speaking quotes quotes simplicity“Less is more.” — Mies van der Rohe Photo courtesy of Mies van der Rohe Society.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 255) – Mark Brown

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Quotes for Public Speakers Mark Brown public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Stories storytelling“Our stories are the key to connecting. They don’t have to be sensational; they just have to be sincere.” — Mark Brown.

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Things that public speakers don’t need on stage

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When you deliver a speech or presentation, there are several things you do not need to bring on stage: – Your cell phone – Coins in your pocket – Keys in your pocket – Anything that can jingle in your … Continue reading → The post Things that public speakers don’t need on stage appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Delivery Preparation audience coins in the pocket jingle Presentation public speaking

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 293) – Hillary Clinton

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“If you’re not comfortable with public speaking—and nobody starts out comfortable—you have to learn how to be comfortable. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Hillary Clinton practice public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotesPractice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 331) – Peter Drucker

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Quotes for Public Speakers Peter Drucker public speakingPeter Drucker (1909 – 2005) Austrian-born American Management Consultant and Author. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”. Peter Drucker. Photo courtesy of The Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University. 331) – Peter Drucker appeared first on Manner of speaking.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 257) – Dorothy Parker

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Quotes for Public Speakers Dorothy Parker public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.” — Dorothy Parker.

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