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Public Speaking, what you should really study in college « by HRNasty, HR gone rogue

Public Speaking, what you should really study in college « by HRNasty, HR gone rogue | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Public Speaking is one of the top listed fears for most of us, ranking up there with the  fear of spiders and heights. Because this is a fear, without realizing it, we avoid public speaking, public speaking classes, and public speaking opportunities. In reality, we should be doing the exact opposite. We should be signing up for classes, joining Toast Masters and volunteering for public speaking as often as we can. EVERYONE will be involved in public speaking at some point in his or her career. If you are not involved in public speaking than you can assume that your career has a lot of room for growth and that your manager is making a conscious decision to honor your fears. Even if you are working in a role that is traditionally not customer facing, being a spokesperson inside the company will help your career. Effective public speakers are desirable to ALL hiring managers. Whether it is public speaking for potential customers or internal presentations within the company, strong public speakers are a strength I know all hiring managers which they had more of within their teams.

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There Are Actually 3 Kinds Of Listening--Here's How To Master Them

There Are Actually 3 Kinds Of Listening--Here's How To Master Them | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Here's a quick primer on "physical," "mental," and "emotional" listening, and how to put them together.
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8 insights from Malcolm Gladwell that made him a better speaker

8 insights from Malcolm Gladwell that made him a better speaker | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist author and speaker. He has written five books: The Tipping Point; Blink; Outliers; What the Dog Saw; and David and Goliath. All five made it to the New York Times Bestseller List. I have read the first three and look forward to getting to the other two at some…
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The 2016 world champion of public speaking explains how he deals with stage fright

The 2016 world champion of public speaking explains how he deals with stage fright | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Toastmasters International champ Darren Tay explains how he primes himself for every big speech.
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Communicating In-Person At Work Isn't Dead Yet, Says Gen Z

Tech is preferred by both millennials and gen Z, but they still think face-to-face communication rules.
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Confessions of an Actor: How to Rehearse for an Amazing Speech

Confessions of an Actor: How to Rehearse for an Amazing Speech | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Do you know how to rehearse to nail that upcoming speech or presentation? Here's how to prepare so you're zeroed in on success!

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Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Three suggestions to try this week.

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Chris Brown's curator insight, August 16, 9:55 AM

Three great suggestions about listening and how you can improve... and why.

 

Interesting that this article is written by a person that works at twitter, yet they point out the importance of personal communication....

 

Pick two of these suggestions and try them this week...the third can wait until next week.

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6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing

6 Things Alfred Hitchcock Can Teach You About Writing | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
“ Alfred Hitchcock was an English film director and producer who worked closely with screenwriters on his films. The master storyteller, born 13 August 1899, died 29 April 1980.”

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Penelope's curator insight, August 16, 12:44 PM
Alfred Hitchcock had the scream theme down pat. These tips, however, could apply to any writing genre to give it a new heartbeat. Great ideas!

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

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Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
"Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are."
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When you need to really listen - Aspire-CS

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We could all become better listeners. Most importantly, leaders must learn to really listen.
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How to Create a Company Culture of Communication

How to Create a Company Culture of Communication | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Do people in your company feel heard? Are leaders within the company open to new ideas? Is it acceptable for everyone within the company to come up wit
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Master Public Speakers' Five Rules For Powerful Openings

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The best speakers don't have a canned formula for kicking off their talks, but they do understand these five principles.
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19 things you need to stop saying (because you sound like a corporate robot)

19 things you need to stop saying (because you sound like a corporate robot) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
It may seem counterintuitive, but it's true: Using simple words makes a better impression — and will help you communicate more successfully.
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3 Keys to Ensuring You Make a Difference In Speaking Up

3 Keys to Ensuring You Make a Difference In Speaking Up | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Here are 3 keys to ensuring you will not only be heard as you speak up, but also make the difference you intend to make as a leader.

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Sure, speaking up may be risky. It may require courage to face your fear or step out of your comfort zone. But don’t let that stop you. We need you to lead!
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8 Ways To Put Anyone At Ease

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Eight strategies for being more approachable and fine-tuning your communication skills.
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How To Talk (Not Brag) About Yourself Like The Best Public Speakers

There's a fine line between sharing and boasting, but people who talk for a living know how to walk it.
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7 Questions to Ease the Pain of Giving Negative Feedback

7 Questions to Ease the Pain of Giving Negative Feedback | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
One negative feedback session - done well - has more positive impact than a hundred pats on the back. 7 questions to ease the pain of giving negative feedback: #1. Do you need a nap?
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12 Steps to Being a Better Public Speaker

12 Steps to Being a Better Public Speaker | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
From motivating your team to speaking at an industry seminar, public speaking is a task likely to figure prominently in a manager’s career. With stage fright a common obstacle for even the most confident orator, public speaking experts Toastmasters International’s Frances Cahill shares twelve ways you can excel

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There Are Actually 3 Kinds Of Listening--Here's How To Master Them

There Are Actually 3 Kinds Of Listening--Here's How To Master Them | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Here's a quick primer on "physical," "mental," and "emotional" listening, and how to put them together.

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Listening is a skill that we all can do better at.  This article touches on focusing on three kinds of listening and learning to master them.  First we must understand that it is a skill that we need to practice consciously

 

Read and practice.....  

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When To Influence People, When To Inform Them, And How To Know The Difference

When To Influence People, When To Inform Them, And How To Know The Difference | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Sharing knowledge, expertise, and information can help you be more persuasive, but it isn't persuasion itself.
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Don't Let Your Professional Shortcomings Hold You Back at Work | Lifehacker

Don't Let Your Professional Shortcomings Hold You Back at Work | Lifehacker | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The further you get in your career, the harder it is to pinpoint—and then do something about—your personal and professional shortcomings. Why is that? How do you figure out your weak spots and then address them?
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The Best Way To Deliver Bad News To Employees

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How you sound is more important than what you say when delivering bad news, according to science.
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8 Moves That'll Make People Think You're the Most Confident Person in the Room

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8 Moves That'll Make People Think You're the Most Confident Person in the Room

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Leader Storytelling: The Pivotal Stories You Should Be Able to Tell

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Since starting his career as a U.S. Marine, Don Faul has led operations at Facebook, Pinterest and now Athos. Here are the stories he tells to rally big teams to do their best work.

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This article is long -- but both good. The author interviews Facebook VP of Online Operations, Dan Faul where Faul expresses his conviction about the necessity  of great storytelling for leaders.

 

Not only does this article talk about what makes a great story, but it actually discusses 3 pivotal stories every leader needs to tell -- including a personal failure story.

 

Faul makes lots of great points, and shares both the why and the how storytelling has made such a huge difference for him. Right on!

 

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

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Five Secrets For Delivering A Short Presentation Without Sacrificing The Message

Five Secrets For Delivering A Short Presentation Without Sacrificing The Message | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Engaging presentations stay on message and keep the audience rapt. Here's how to cut to the chase and deliver a great one on the fly.
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