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.

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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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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.

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 252) – Jack Kerouac

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Quotes for Public Speakers TED Jack Kerouac public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes simplicity“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” — Jack Kerouac Photo courtesy of Tom Palumbo.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 253) – Dale Carnegie

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Quotes for Public Speakers Dale Carnegie practice public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Practise, practise, PRACTISE in speaking before an audience will tend to remove all fear of audiences, just as practise in swimming will lead to confidence and facility in the water. You must learn to speak by speaking.” — Dale Carnegie.

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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. One success that is near and dear is his dedication and respect for the art of public speaking.

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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.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 250) – Seth Godin

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The topic of the talk isn’t you, the topic of the talk is the audience, and specifically, how they can use your … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers audience public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin“You are not being judged, the value of what you are bringing to the audience is being judged.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 251) – Marie Curie

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Quotes for Public Speakers Marie Curie public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes“I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” ” — Marie Curie.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 233) – Aristotle

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Educated men lay down broad general principles; uneducated men argue from … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle public speaking public speaking quotes simplicity“It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences—makes them, as the poets tell us, ‘charm the crowd’s ears more finely’.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 233) – Aristotle

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Educated men lay down broad general principles; uneducated men argue from … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Aristotle public speaking public speaking quotes simplicity“It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences—makes them, as the poets tell us, ‘charm the crowd’s ears more finely’.

2016 74

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. 247) – Mark Twain

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Quotes for Public Speakers Humour language Mark Twain public speaking quotes quotes Samuel Clemens“Don’t use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.” — Mark Twain.

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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.

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

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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.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 248) – Elbert Hubbard

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Quotes for Public Speakers Elbert Hubbard public speaking quotes quotes“To escape criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 248) – Elbert Hubbard

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Quotes for Public Speakers Elbert Hubbard public speaking quotes quotes“To escape criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard.

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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.

2016 36

Malala Yousafzai and Public Speaking: 12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013

Matt Eventoff

Malala Yousafzai is an exceptional public speaker, period. An exceptional public speaker. There are 20+ public speaking lessons for every executive, political, academic and professional presenter. It was an important day in the world of public speaking and oration.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 237) – Adele

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I just gotta bear … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Adele audience Nerves public speaking quotes quotes stage fright“I’m scared of audiences. I get shitty scared. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile-vomited on someone.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 243) – Ibn Battuta

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Quotes for Public Speakers Ibn Battuta public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes storytelling travel“Traveling—it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta (أبو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي بن بطوطة).

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 212) – William Butler Yeats

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“Think like a wise man, but communicate in the language of the people.” — William Butler YeatsFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes simplicity William Butler Yeats

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 249) – Teddy Roosevelt

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“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” — Theodore Roosevelt. Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking quotes quotes Teddy Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 244) – Nikola Tesla

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Be alone, that is … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Nikola Tesla prepration public speaking public speaking quotes quotations quotes“The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. No big laboratory is needed in which to think. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind.

2016 60

Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs – 3 Tips for a Successful Pitch

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking for entrepreneurs? The reality is that a presentation, a pitch or “casual” conversations about your company all qualify as examples of public speaking. When I ask entrepreneurs about public speaking, I often hear “I don’t have to give speeches.”. Uncategorized entrepreneur entrepreneur public speaking venture capital public speakingAbsolutely!

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12 Tips to Overcome Public Speaking Jitters

Matt Eventoff

Fear and anxiety before speaking publicly is nearly universal – it targets all of us, at different times and to varying degrees. 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. Two of the greatest orates ever, both suffered from a fear of public speaking. Tips fear of public speaking infographic

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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.

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Steve Jobs – Public Speaking, Preparation & Practice

Matt Eventoff

His public speaking skills had everything to do with fundamentals – an example being one that is crucial yet often ignored – extensive preparation. The speed at which information travels has rendered most news dated within hours; days if a story really has “legs.”

Demosthenes and Public Speaking, Pt II

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? Communication Tips & Strategy Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Uncategorized cause cause physical churchill de oratore demosthenes greek empire harm harms length levels master masters balance matt eventoff michelle koop mnemonics orator philip ii of macedon physicals princeton public speaking Public Speaking

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 222) – Milton Glaser

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Wow is the one to aim for.” — Milton GlaserFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Design Milton Glaser public speaking public speaking quotes“There are three responses to a piece of design—Yes, No and Wow!

2016 64

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. Who said that adults can’t learn from younger adults?

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 228) – Plato

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“A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool speaks because he has to say something.” — Plato Photo courtesy of Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia CommonsFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Plato public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 237) – Adele

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I just gotta bear … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Adele audience Nerves public speaking quotes quotes stage fright“I’m scared of audiences. I get shitty scared. One show in Amsterdam, I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile-vomited on someone.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 221) – Norman Vincent Peale

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” — Norman Vincent PealeFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Norman Vincent Peale Power of Positive Thinking public speaking public speaking quotes“I give the same mashed potatoes for each speech. I just change the gravy.”

2016 58

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 214) – Epictetus

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“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” — EpictetusFiled under: Quotes for Public Speakers. Quotes for Public Speakers Epictetus public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Public Speaking & Communication in the Middle East/North Africa

Matt Eventoff

Each country has its own dialect and traditions, even hand gestures that a professional in the public eye must be aware of to not insult anyone. Communication Tips & Strategy Tips media training Middle East middle east public speaking Public Speaking public speaking dubai By Ceem Haidar & Dalia Ghawi. Managing Partners of The Commery. The MENA region is vast, and there are over 20 countries that make up this part of the world.

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The Truth About Public Speaking

Matt Eventoff

There is a saying in boxing that holds true for public speaking – “Styles Make Fights.” This is why I have always felt that the idea that you can become a great orator after reading a book on public speaking is like being prepared to go on the Tour de France after reading a book on bicycling– not really possible. Styles also make presentations, speeches and media appearances – every person is unique and every person has a unique style, something that works for them. .

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.

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RHETORIC – The Game That Will Make Public Speaking Fun

Presentation Guru

RHETORIC–The Public Speaking Game™. Public speaking. And yet, being able to communicate one’s ideas in public is an important and sought-after skill. … Build Your Skills Resources Practice Public Speaking RhetoricThe mere thought of it can set hearts pounding!

Public Speaking for Entrepreneurs – 3 Tips for a Successful Pitch

Matt Eventoff

Public speaking for entrepreneurs? The reality is that a presentation, a pitch or “casual” conversations about your company all qualify as examples of public speaking. When I ask entrepreneurs about public speaking, I often hear “I don’t have to give speeches.”.

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