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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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. Business leaders who offer public speaking training to their employees are making a great investment. Being able to speak well in public is a skill that is within reach for anyone who is willing to make an effort.

2020 143

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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. Personal John Zimmer Manner of Speaking presentation skills public speaking self-developmentAfter almost 11 years and nearly 4 million visits, it was time to upgrade the website.

2020 168

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!

2017 218

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

2020 126

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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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. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well.”. George Orwell, 1984.

2020 100

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

2020 100

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. English George Orwell Is That Clear: Effective Communications in a Multilingual World Michael Skapinker public speaking

2020 196

How to speak with authentic charisma

Manner of Speaking

How can we speak with charisma—authentic charisma—when we are on stage? In the webinar, we offer 9 ways in which you can enhance your charisma: 3 before you speak; 3 while you are speaking; and 3 after you have spoken. The post How to speak with authentic charisma appeared first on Manner of speaking. Charisma charisma Jim Harvey presentation skills training public speaking

2020 138

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.

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.

2019 190

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. The post Princeton University, President Wilson and the Art of Public Speaking appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. Woodrow Wilson public speaking“What is the object of oratory?

2020 100

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

2019 195

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.

2018 195

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 […].

2020 93

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.

2020 93

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

2017 180

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. If you think that your speeches and presentations … Continue reading → The post 6 posts for your public speaking in 2020 appeared first on Manner of Speaking. Motivation New Year's Eve public speaking Resolutions

2020 159

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

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

2018 193

How to speak like a leader

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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.

2019 169

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.

2019 186

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

2016 190

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. Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game Coronavirus COVID-19 gamification public speaking self-developmentThese are difficult times. The coronavirus, COVID-19 has hit the world hard. And it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better.

2020 116

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?

2020 81

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.

2017 199

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.

2014 175

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

2019 198

Speaking is NOT Rocket Science with Ozan Varol

Speaker Launcher

The post Speaking is NOT Rocket Science with Ozan Varol appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Quote: “That’s the great thing about “Moonshot” thinking…even if you fail, you’re going to fail above your previous success.”

2020 55

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.

2016 211

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.

2013 182

Speak with Conviction

Manner of Speaking

I recently had the good fortune of working with a number of teenagers to help them with their public speaking and presentation skills for leadership roles that they have in their youth group. It’s always great to see young people who are interested in public speaking and willing to take the plunge to share their ideas with others. I love the way in which he weaves words together and the passion with w hich he speaks.

2012 213

Public speaking for women

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Her 2013 book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and guest posting on this blog are a a great resource for anyone intimidated by the challenge of speaking in public. Public Speaking Kate Peters lisa braithwait Patricia Fripp susan carter women speakersIt’s good to see Susan Cain getting well-deserved press in the Financial Times.

2019 119

5 Keys to Scaling Your Speaking Business

Speaker Launcher

Getting your speaking business off the ground is one thing. But the reality of scaling your speaking business is that what got you to your first $100K is NOT going to get you to $500K or beyond. The post 5 Keys to Scaling Your Speaking Business appeared first on Jane Atkinson. You’ve worked hard to pick your lane and develop systems for getting booked—it likely hasn’t been easy.

2019 78

New Business Theme Added to Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Manner of Speaking

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

Never wear a name tag when you speak

Manner of Speaking

If you are invited to speak at a conference or other event, you will likely receive a name tag when you register. It will usually be in a plastic envelope that you attach to your clothing with a pin, or … Continue reading → Delivery lanyard name tag Presentation public speaking

2018 190

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ featured in Toastmaster Magazine

Manner of Speaking

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

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. The post Becoming a Master of the Speaking Industry appeared first on Jane Atkinson. CRAZY!) at $35,000 per engagement.

2020 69

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. The post Practice Breathing to Manage Public Speaking Fear appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. However, it only works if you practice it regularly and integrate conscious deep breathing into daily activities.

2017 163

Dealing with Competition in the Speaking Industry

Speaker Launcher

But competition in the speaking industry is fierce, and I’m sorry to say, it’s only going to get tighter as more people enter the field. 3 Tips for Navigating Competition in the Speaking Industry Competition is a reality that […]. The post Dealing with Competition in the Speaking Industry appeared first on Jane Atkinson. How do you feel when you lose a piece of business that you know you were perfect for? Ugh!!! It hurts, right?

2019 74

PowerPoint, Speaking or Sex?

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

   When I taught public speaking at Princeton, I developed a variety of ways to help nervous students combat speaking anxiety.    And that would make the point exactly:  the same symptoms get defined as bad when you’re about to speak and great when you’re about to have some fun. 

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