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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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!

2017 218

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 296) – Gloria Steinem

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“I think the most obvious real fear I had was of public speaking. I’d have to cancel appearances at the last minute because if I tried to do them, I’d lose all my saliva and each … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers fear of public speaking Gloria Steinem public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotesThat really paralyzed me.

2018 123

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. 295) – Byron Reese

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Quotes for Public Speakers Byron Reese public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes storytelling“Stories are central to humanity, for they gave form to human imagination, which is the first requisite for progress.” — Byron Reese Photo courtesy of byronreese.com.

2018 123

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.

2018 178

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.

2018 147

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

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.

2018 145

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

2018 122

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

2018 175

Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What do a little known public speaking coach and a world renowned TV writer have in common? They agree on how to really overcome fear of public speaking actually transforming it into the power to speak authentically! The post Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

2018 100

Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What do a little known public speaking coach and a world renowned TV writer have in common? They agree on how to really overcome fear of public speaking actually transforming it into the power to speak authentically! The post Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

2018 100

Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

What do a little known public speaking coach and a world renowned TV writer have in common? They agree on how to really overcome fear of public speaking actually transforming it into the power to speak authentically! The post Sandra Zimmer and Shonda Rhimes Agree on how to Really Overcome Fear of Public Speaking appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills.

2018 100

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 294) – Benjamin Franklin

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Quotes for Public Speakers Benjamin Franklin public speaking quotes quotes“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” — Benjamin Franklin.

2018 127

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 151

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.

2018 167

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 284) – Anthony Bourdain

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Quotes for Public Speakers Anthony Bourdain public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes“Practicing your craft in expert fashion is noble, honorable and satisfying.” ” — Anthony Bourdain Photo courtesy of Peabody Awards.

2018 142

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.

2017 185

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 281) – Scott Berkun

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I’ve lectured to empty seats, and a bored janitor, in New York … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Scott Berkun“In hundreds of lectures around the world, I’ve done most of the scary, tragic, embarrassing things that terrify people. I’ve been heckled by drunken crowds in a Boston bar.

2018 155

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 124

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.

2018 140

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 276) – Emma Bannister

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Preparation Presentation Guru Quotes for Public Speakers Emma Bannister public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“Invest the time and energy into planning a powerful presentation and your audience will invest their time and energy in you.” ” — Emma Bannister.

2018 155

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.

2017 196

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 285) – Brent Kerrigan

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We must therefore present … Continue reading → Quotes for Public Speakers Brent Kerrigan public speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes Speechwriting“The cold truth is that audiences remember little about any speech. We may believe they have an infinite ability to remember our funding analysis and statistics, but they will remember one or two points, at best.

2018 140

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.

2016 141

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 291) – Albert Einstein

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Quotes for Public Speakers Albert Einstein imagination public speaking public speaking quotes quotes“I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” — Albert Einstein.

2018 120

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.

2016 181

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 286) – William Shakespeare

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Quotes for Public Speakers conversation public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Shakespeare William Shakespeare“Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.” ” — William Shakespeare.

2018 122

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.

2017 211

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.

2017 175

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 292) – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quotes for Public Speakers Authenticity public speaking public speaking quotes quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson.

2018 106

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 189

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.

2017 166

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. 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

2018 128

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.

2018 150

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.

2018 140

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 151

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.

2017 151

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. The result is Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™.

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. What lengths would you go to in order to become a master orator, or to take your public speaking to the next level? Uncategorized demosthenes greek orator orator Public Speaking public speaking expert

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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.

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