Let go of your ego

Speak Schmeak

How hard do you think it must be to take a back seat to a fellow rider? Tags: Quick Fixes Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Athletes As speakers, we are often concerned with appearing perfect and flawless to our audiences.

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Don't crash and burn

Speak Schmeak

Some teams and riders have been caught off guard by tight curves and hairpin turns, causing crashes or loss of time taking unexpected turns too cautiously. Riders will note how tight the turns are, how bumpy or gravelly the road is, where there might be slippery painted lines on a rainy day.

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How are your observational skills?

Speak Schmeak

A lot of riders, Bob, are going to have to dig deep today." Observational humor is a well-known public speaking tool, where the speaker takes something that has happened or is happening in the room and spontaneously brings it into his presentation for a laugh.

2010 158

Don't crash and burn

Speak Schmeak

Some teams and riders have been caught off guard by tight curves and hairpin turns, causing crashes or loss of time taking unexpected turns too cautiously. Riders will note how tight the turns are, how bumpy or gravelly the road is, where there might be slippery painted lines on a rainy day. Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Athletes Twitter Analogies

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How are your observational skills?

Speak Schmeak

A lot of riders, Bob, are going to have to dig deep today." Observational humor is a well-known public speaking tool, where the speaker takes something that has happened or is happening in the room and spontaneously brings it into his presentation for a laugh. In my opening to the presentation, I asked two of my typical questions, one about how many people love or dread speaking, and the second about how they rank their skills as a speaker.

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