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6 ways to start a speech

6 ways to start a speech | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The opening of your speech needs to be an attention grabber. You want the audience to sit straight in anticipation of what’s coming. A “thank you mr. chairman, I’m delighted to be...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 10:34 PM

Question, word, statistic, action, quote, and story are great ways to begin a speech and teaching students.

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Forget Pitching. Tell A Story. Here’s How!

Forget Pitching. Tell A Story. Here’s How! | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
This article explores the the single biggest problem that entrepreneurs have when it comes to pitching. Not knowing how to tell a good story. Read on for a great story, a great pitch and some stellar tips to skyrocket your pitching skills.
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How To Say What You Really Mean In Conversations

How To Say What You Really Mean In Conversations | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
You probably have counterfeit conversations every day. Here's how to get past the vague words and jargon to more effective communication.
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TRS_InfoResearchServ's curator insight, July 16, 11:29 AM

Say what you mean, mean what you say!

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Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking By Making A Video Of Yourself

Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking By Making A Video Of Yourself | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We often fear public speaking because we are afraid of how we appear to others, and we tend to be perfectionists. Make a video of yourself and share i...
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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, July 17, 11:55 AM

Interesting article Bobby!

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How To Understand Context Instead Of Just Responding

How To Understand Context Instead Of Just Responding | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Before you give advice or make a judgment, consider these perspective-shifting ideas.
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How I beat stage fright

How I beat stage fright | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.
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David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 2:25 AM

Good advice on a challenge that most of us have to deal with at some point.

Richard Lock's curator insight, July 14, 4:28 AM

There are two types of presenters; those who are nervous, and liars. Mark Twain.

We all get nervous when speaking or performing in public. How you manage those nerves is what matters. Here is an interesting insight into one mans approach.

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Don’t forget to listen! | MSU Extension

Don’t forget to listen! | MSU Extension | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

An often overlooked leadership skill can improve your effectiveness.

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3 Tips for Public Speaking Like a Pro (Even if You’re Shaking in Your Boots)

3 Tips for Public Speaking Like a Pro (Even if You’re Shaking in Your Boots) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Public speaking. No matter how you feel about it, you can’t deny the power of a well-executed p...
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Discover These Aspergers Communication Tips

Discover These Aspergers Communication Tips | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Interpreting non-verbal information is one of the biggest social challenges for individuals with Aspergers.  In my ongoing  internet research, I have come across some excellent articles by authors in different fields.  I am honored to have Steven Aitchison’s permission to share this article with you. About Steven Aitchison: In His Own Words I was born […]

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How to speak so that people want to listen

How to speak so that people want to listen | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.
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donhornsby's curator insight, July 7, 8:56 AM

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening?

Jose Luis Anzizar's curator insight, July 7, 9:17 AM

Excellent!!! Thank you Julian for this Treasure!

 

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10 Words People Who Are Not Confident Always Use

10 Words People Who Are Not Confident Always Use | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Listen to your habitual self-talk for these self-defeating words of people who are not confident. Then, simply turn the words around to become an optimist.
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David Hain's curator insight, July 5, 4:19 AM

Reverse that tape that plays in your head, but listen to it carefully first for keywords to reframe! Here are some hints...

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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | Writing Rightly

7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful | Writing Rightly | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why your writing lacks the impact of your writing heroes? Find out the simple secret they don't want you to know.

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Penelope's curator insight, July 2, 9:07 PM

 

If you want to be a full-time author or blogger, always strive to perfect your craft. There's always room for improvement.

 

This article is full of those numbered lists we love so much. Read, pick a number, implement, and give your writing an instant facelift!

 

Forget the fillers! Dump wimpy words! Trim the flab! are a few.

 

What's your favorite?

 

 ***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://boostblogtraffic.com/editing-tips/

donhornsby's curator insight, July 3, 9:00 AM

(From the article): Fortunately, editing isn’t rocket science. If you have someone to show you how.

 

So let’s break down the rules that’ll help you transform your unremarkable draft into a perfectly polished post.

Jacques Goyette's curator insight, July 16, 6:02 PM

Very useful secrets !

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How Do You Carry Yourself?

How Do You Carry Yourself? | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Understanding your own habitual body language is crucial to increasing your power as a leader.

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Darrin J Wikoff's curator insight, April 9, 2:43 PM

What the eyes see can be more powerful than what the ears hear. Don't let your own body language ruin your message.  You've heard the saying, "it doesn't count without eye contact", well that couldn't be more true than when a leader is setting new expectations, providing performance feedback, or rallying the troops to go above and beyond.  People believe what they see!

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Quick Guide to Locate an Ideal Spokesperson

Quick Guide to Locate an Ideal Spokesperson | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When you want to make a good first impression in the business world, having an engaging and effective speaker is vital. You can dress up any presentation…
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7 Sure-Fire Steps To A Speech That Produces Action

7 Sure-Fire Steps To A Speech That Produces Action | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Public speaking is often cited as the number one most common fear, even before death itself. For some of us, high on the list of fears is the dread of listening to a speech that bores, patronizes, or otherwise wastes our time. Whether your next speech is before the local school group [...]
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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, July 22, 10:28 PM

Agreed. I particularly like the opening statement and the storytelling.

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The Hidden Qualities And Tiny Tricks That Make Someone An Influential Leader

The Hidden Qualities And Tiny Tricks That Make Someone An Influential Leader | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Some leaders seem only interested in themselves while others fall all over themselves apologizing. The best find a balance between the two.
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4 Ridiculously Easy Steps To Becoming A Recognized Expert

4 Ridiculously Easy Steps To Becoming A Recognized Expert | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Be the person--and the company--that people look to for advice and expertise.
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Body-Language Tricks to Make Anyone Instantly Like You

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Here's how you can capture -- and hold -- anyone's attention without saying a word.
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#54 - Writing Hacks, Part 1: Starting

#54 - Writing Hacks, Part 1: Starting | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
By Scott Berkun, Aug. 28 2006 Writing is easy, it's quality that's hard. Any idiot who knows 5 words can write a sentence (e.g. “Dufus big much Scott is”). It might be grammarless, broken, or inacc...
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Business Presentations: 5 Tips to Engage Audiences

Business Presentations: 5 Tips to Engage Audiences | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Whether you're a C-suite executive or just presenting to one, follow this expert advice for creating and giving a strong, engaging business presentation.
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The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For

The 15 Biggest Body Language Mistakes To Watch Out For | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Until we get to know someone, our brain relies on snap judgements to try to categorize the person, predict what they will do, and anticipate how we should react. You may have heard that you only have
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9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Strong negotiation skills are hugely advantageous throughout one’s life, from the boardroom to the bar. These skills largely rest on your ability to back up your words with physical actions that exude openness, honesty, and confidence. This fosters trust and increases the other party’s desire to react cooperatively and reach agreement.

According to psychologists and a recent study from language experts Gengo, body language and non-verbal communications has a greater impact in a discussion than the actual words that you say.


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Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, July 7, 3:49 PM

Nuestro cuerpo también expresa, deberíamos saber cómo usarlo a nuestro favor. 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 8, 10:28 AM

Also some great tips for competitive intelligence collectors at trade shows. Or those in Sales and Marketing. And don't forget they're reading your body too. 

Courtney Rieck's curator insight, July 9, 1:31 AM

I enjoyed reading this article, it gave me some knowledge on how to negotiate with people. I believe further in life this will become valued knowledge.

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How Small Business Leaders Fail Engaging in Candid Communications | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

How Small Business Leaders Fail Engaging in Candid Communications | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

First of all, most small business leaders are uncomfortable with it themselves so they rarely approach the conversations the right way and some avoid them altogether.

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What Companies Often Miss In Their Storytelling

What Companies Often Miss In Their Storytelling | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Every business needs storytelling skills, but there's a key component many companies forget in telling their brand story.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 2, 3:56 PM

What a cool article! The post, written by Clay Hausmann, focuses on finding your story voice through the type of innovation your company provides. This generates your story genre that should be connecting all of your stories together.


Hey -- every business offers an innovation of some kind to the marketplace. As Hausmann says, this could be technical excellence, tribal strength, or self expression. He actually lists 6 to choose from, and gives examples to make his points.


His 6 genre categories are a great way to think about the stories you have to share and the voice to use. I think it simplifies how to tell our stories. I definitely hope this article helps you sort out your particular brand of storytelling!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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4 Speech Habits That Are Undermining Your Job Chances

4 Speech Habits That Are Undermining Your Job Chances | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

You can have your interview materials rehearsed and ready to blow them away, but it's the sound of your voice that could be holding you back.

 

Try recording yourself speaking, and check for these common habits of speech that are proven to undermine your words.


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