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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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. 283) – Gary Vaynerchuck

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“The single biggest reason people are concerned about public speaking is because they worry what other people think of them. The quicker you start learning how to fix that issue and be comfortable with yourself, you’ll become a much better … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Gary Vaynerchuck Presentation public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 282) – Seth Godin

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Quotes for Public Speakers Presentation public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin simplicity“If you can’t state your position in eight words, you don’t have a position.“ “ — Seth Godin.

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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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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. 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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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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10 Lessons from Jim Carrey for Public Speakers

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The movie shows a side of Carrey with which many people … Continue reading → Motivation Psychology of Public Speaking Art Emotion Florian Mueck Jim Carrey Luciano Pavarotti Olivia Schofield Oscar Wilde public speaking storytellingI recently came across the six-minute film, Jim Carrey: I Needed Color. It is a beautifully shot and wonderfully told story about Jim Carrey’s fascination with art, particularly painting.

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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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 274) – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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Leadership Quotes for Public Speakers Mokokoma Mokhonoana public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Nothing complements a fast mind better than a slow tongue. And nothing aggravates a slow mind better than a fast tongue.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana Photo courtesy of Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 272) – Oscar Wilde

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Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Oscar Wilde public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“When both a speaker and an audience are confused, the speech is profound.” ” — Oscar Wilde.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 269) – Robert Kennedy

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Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to … Continue reading → Humour Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Robert Kennedy“‘Give me a place to stand,’ said Archimedes, ‘and I will move the world.’ ’ These men moved the world, and so can we all.

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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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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

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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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. 273) – Jim Harvey

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If you’re forgotten, you’re … Continue reading → Humour Quotes for Public Speakers audience Jim Harvey Presentation Guru public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“If you don’t understand what the audience wants, you can’t be relevant. If you can’t be relevant, you won’t be interesting. If you aren’t interesting, you won’t be heard. If you’re not heard, you’ll be forgotten.

2018 137

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 279) – Dave Barry

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“All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears—of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, of speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words ‘Some Assembly Required’ ” — Dave Barry Photo … Continue reading → Humour Quotes for Public Speakers Dave Barry humor public speaking public speaking quotes quotes

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 277) – Warren Buffett

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Warren Buffett“If you can’t communicate and talk to people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.” — Warren Buffett Photo courtesy of Fortune Live Media.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 278) – Jim Rohn

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking quotes public speaking quotes Jim Rohn“Words do two major things. They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.” — Jim Rohn Photo courtesy of Ramine5677.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 271) – Timothy Leary

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Quotes for Public Speakers Communication public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Timothy Leary“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.” ” — Timothy Leary.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 265) – Neale Donald Walsch

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers comfort zone Neale Donald Walsch public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” — Neale Donald Walsch Photo courtesy of Sarah Rozenthuler and Gil Dekel.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 264) – Oprah Winfrey

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Oprah Winfrey public speaking public speaking quotes quotes vulnerability“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey Photo courtesy of oprah.com.

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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.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 259) – Jonathan Evison

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Quotes for Public Speakers Jonathan Evison public speaking public speaking quotes quotes smile“You have to smile, if you expect anybody to smile back.” — Jonathan Evison Photo courtesy of Keith Brofsky.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 277) – Warren Buffett

Manner of Speaking

Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Warren Buffett“If you can’t communicate and talk to people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential.” — Warren Buffett Photo courtesy of Fortune Live Media.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 266) – Spring Washam

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers pause public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Spring Washam“When one thought ends, right before the next thought begins, there is a tiny gap called ‘now’ Over time we learn to expand that gap.” — Spring Washam Photo courtesy of springwasham.com.

2017 136

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 256) – Jim Rohn

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Jim Rohn public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Time alone is really essential, to get away and contemplate, think, and wonder.” — Jim Rohn Photo courtesy of Ramine5677.

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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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 267) – Arthur Ashe

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Motivation Quotes for Public Speakers Arthur Ashe pause Preparation public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” — Arthur Ashe Photo courtesy of Rob Bogaerts / Anefo.

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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.

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. 268) – John Maxwell

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Quotes for Public Speakers Communication John Maxwell public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes“The first time you say something, it’s heard; the second time, it’s recognized; the third time, it’s learned.” ” — John Maxwell.

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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. 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. 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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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 262) – Seth Godin

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Quotes for Public Speakers Emotion Pathos public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Seth Godin“Remember, the presentation is to make an emotional sale. The document is the proof that helps the intellectuals in your audience accept the idea that you’ve sold them on emotionally.” ” — Seth Godin.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 254) – Warren Bennis

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Quotes for Public Speakers Leadership public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Warren Bennis“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.” — Warren Bennis.

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 263) – Winston Churchill

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Humour Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Winston Churchill“Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king. He is an independent force in the world.” ” — Sir Winston Churchill.

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