Should you speak in public?

Manner of Speaking

Many people wonder whether they have what it takes to speak in public. Many people would like to try public speaking; perhaps they’ve even made a resolution to do it this year. It answers one question: “Should you speak in public?”

New Logo for Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has a new logo. For a website devoted to public speaking and presentation skills, there were many designs I could have chosen. But I didn’t want obvious; I wanted something that reflected my approach to public speaking.

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Three public speaking resolutions for 2021

Manner of Speaking

That has implications for public speaking. With that in mind, here are three public speaking resolutions for you to consider in 2021. Get less uncomfortable with your speaking situations. By this, I mean that you should seek out speaking opportunities that make you nervous.

Public Speaking Training – The Essential Guide

Manner of Speaking

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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A new look for Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has a new look. I began writing my blog on public speaking in May 2009. My sincere thanks for being a Manner of Speaking reader. The post A new look for Manner of Speaking appeared first on Manner of 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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Practice your speaking skills with PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach

PowerPoint Tips

You can hire a speaking coach. Speaking too fast or in a monotone. The post Practice your speaking skills with PowerPoint’s Presenter Coach appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. I talk about presentations having 3 components: content, design, and delivery.

The Public Speaking Fear Grid

Manner of Speaking

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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6 tips for speaking English to non-native speakers

Manner of Speaking

Speaking English to an audience of non-native speakers is tricky. The difference the United Nations and … Continue reading → The post 6 tips for speaking English to non-native speakers appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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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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Stretch your Speaking – Acting

Manner of Speaking

This post is the third in a series about finding ways to stretch yourself when it comes to public speaking. The goal is to encourage people to explore different ways of developing their speaking skills and thus to become better … Continue reading → Motivation acting Felix Cheong It's a Wonderful Lie Marc Checkley Presentation public speaking Renegade Saints

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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. Woodrow Wilson public speaking“What is the object of oratory?

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How to handle public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

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. He climbed the 3,000-foot granite wall of Yosemite Park’s famous El Capitan, the vertical wall in the photo above. Alone.

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Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

Manner of Speaking

Have you made … Continue reading → Motivation cross-training Presentation public speakingHappy New Year! We are one week into 2018 as I write this post. Are you off to a good start? How about those resolutions? Get more exercise; eat better; learn a new language; find a new job.

6 posts for your public speaking in 2020

Manner of Speaking

As the clock winds down on 2019 and we enter a new year and a new decade, I wanted to share six posts from the past to inspire your speaking in 2020. Motivation New Year's Eve public speaking Resolutions

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When you speak, break the pattern

Manner of Speaking

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. ——— In my seven-part series on Chip and … Continue reading → The post When you speak, break the pattern appeared first on Manner of Speaking.

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Five Public Speaking Resolutions for 2019

Manner of Speaking

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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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. ethics in public speaking Plagiarism

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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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Gamification can help overcome public speaking nerves

Manner of Speaking

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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Sandra Zimmer on Time to Shine Podcast: How to Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

Speaking Freely

If ever there was a podcast right for me Sandra Zimmer to speak, it is Oscar Santolalla’s Time to Shine Podcast! I’m proud to be Oscar’s 165th guest on his podcast which is devoted entirely to public speaking and becoming a great public speaker.

Price of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ reduced

Manner of Speaking

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. These are difficult times.

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Manner of Speaking recognized by Credit Donkey

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has been chosen as one of the winning blogs by Credit Donkey for the Best Public Speaking Blogs in 2017. Credit Donkey is a credit card comparison site that publishes credit card research, deals, and tips to help … Continue reading → Personal Feedspot Manner of Speaking public speaking

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How to Land Clients from Speaking Events Without Being Slimy with Nikki Rausch

Speaker Launcher

The post How to Land Clients from Speaking Events Without Being Slimy with Nikki Rausch appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Tune in to hear Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch share some great strategies on how to sell from the stage and feel great about it!

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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Stretch your Speaking – Stand-up Comedy

Manner of Speaking

This post is the second in a series about finding ways to stretch yourself when it comes to public speaking. The goal is to encourage people to explore different ways of developing their speaking skills and thus to become better … Continue reading → Humour Motivation Jerry Seinfeld Mel Kelly Presentation public speaking Stand-up comedy Steve Martin

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How to speak like a leader

PowerPoint Tips

Do you want to sound like a leader when you speak? A lot of the work of leadership is done through speaking, both to individuals one-on-one and to groups. Here are some guidelines for speaking like a leader. When you speak, you need to share your vision of the new way, without sounding preachy or condescending. You must be prepared before you speak. If you would like to speak as a leader, contact me so we can discuss training and consulting to meet your needs.

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Manner of Speaking recognized by Feedspot

Manner of Speaking

Manner of Speaking has been chosen by Feedspot, a popular RSS Reader, as one of the Top 50 Public Speaking Blogs on the Internet. And, among the Top 50, Manner of Speaking was rated 7th. Here’s what Feedspot had to say: … Continue reading → Personal Feedspot Manner of Speaking public speaking

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3 tips to deal with the room where you speak

Manner of Speaking

When we give a speech or presentation, we usually don’t have any control over the room where we speak. We might be able to move chairs and tables or adjust the lighting, but in general, we have to deal with … Continue reading → The post 3 tips to deal with the room where you speak appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Preparation Collex Switzerland dealing with the room Presentation public speaking

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A giant leap forward in your public speaking

Manner of Speaking

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.

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7 Systems to Grow Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Not only will this allow you to scale and grow your business, but it will also ensure that when speaking gigs start to fill calendars again, you’ll be well ahead of the curve! To help you get started growing your speaking business, we’ve got […].

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Four Public Speaking Lessons – and a Drone!

Manner of Speaking

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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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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Becoming a Master of the Speaking Industry

Speaker Launcher

I recently interviewed Josh Linker who’s out killing the speaking business. He’s speaking over a hundred times per year (highest number of engagements in a year – 165!, Josh successfully sold his tech companies but had started to speak while he was the CEO.

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4 Keys to Selling Profitable Virtual Speaking Engagements

Speaker Launcher

Today, I’m sharing four keys to selling profitable virtual speaking engagements to help those of you struggling to make the transition find the same success. The post 4 Keys to Selling Profitable Virtual Speaking Engagements appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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10 tips for dealing wth dry mouth when you speak

Manner of Speaking

If you give a lot of speeches or presentations, there is a good chance that you have experienced dry mouth (also known as cotton mouth) — that parched, sticky sensation that makes your mouth and throat feel like cracked soil … Continue reading → Delivery Nerves dry mouth public speaking Xerostomia

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April 13 - Win Anyway LIVE - Speaking Tip Tuesday

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Creating Your Virtual Speaking Roadmap with Jane Atkinson

Speaker Launcher

Join Jane as she takes you on a journey to build your custom step-by-step roadmap to take your virtual speaking program to the next level. The post Creating Your Virtual Speaking Roadmap with Jane Atkinson appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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10 Steps to Recession-Proof Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Let’s take a look at 10 steps you can take today to recession-proof your speaking business! The post 10 Steps to Recession-Proof Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Okay, let’s face it, there’s chaos all around us. Meetings have been canceled or postponed. The stock market is in free fall and we are heading into a recession. It sounds pretty bleak, doesn’t it?

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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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How to Find Speaking Gigs that Pay

Speaker Launcher

I just got off the phone with a client who was told by somebody that there is no money in speaking and that you should only speak for free. There is money in speaking. The post How to Find Speaking Gigs that Pay appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

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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.

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Will 2020 Be Your Best Speaking Year Ever?

Speaker Launcher

Are you wondering if 2020 will be your best speaking year ever? The post Will 2020 Be Your Best Speaking Year Ever? It’s a part of my DNA to always be striving for improvement. I just can’t help it! How about you? Are you always thinking about the next steps and how to improve?

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