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.

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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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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.

2020 130

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

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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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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How to handle public speaking nerves

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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

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

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. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— As 2018 draws to a close, many … Continue reading → Motivation Presentation Guru TED Presentation public speaking Resolutions storytelling

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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 Game

2018 196

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

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

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 332) – Stephanie Hughes appeared first on Manner of speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers presence public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Stephanie HughesBritish Journalist and Communications Expert. “I

2020 130

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.

2019 186

Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

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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 118

Four Public Speaking Lessons – and a Drone!

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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

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.

2018 130

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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 313) – Voltaire

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

2019 152

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. This post is part of a series designed to share the great content on Presentation Guru with the Manner of Speaking community. ——— Today, there are hundreds of books about … Continue reading → Book Review Presentation Guru books Presentation public speaking

2018 200

Zen and the Art of Public Speaking

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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.

2016 211

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.

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. Rowling appeared first on Manner of Speaking. 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.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 310) – Epictetus

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 310) – Epictetus appeared first on Manner of Speaking. 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.

2019 149

When is your next public speaking engagement?

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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.

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

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 330) – David Gerrold appeared first on Manner of speaking. 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.

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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.

2018 176

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

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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

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

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.

2017 171

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

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

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 307) – Tyrion Lannister appeared first on Manner of Speaking. 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.

2019 164

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

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 327) – Kobe Bryant appeared first on Manner of Speaking. 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.

2020 149

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

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 326) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh appeared first on Manner of Speaking. 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.

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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. 324) – Richard Wagamese appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Richard Wagamese“There is such a powerful eloquence in silence.

2020 136

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

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The post Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 320) – Kurt Vonnegut appeared first on Manner of Speaking. 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.).

2019 163

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

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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 195

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 323) – Pelé

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

2019 109

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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