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How life’s worst tragedies turn into great speech material

How life’s worst tragedies turn into great speech material | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
As the public speaking experts at Toastmasters remind us: "The best place to start looking for a speech topic is in the mirror." And that's why surviving a heart attack provides an endless source o...
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Theater-Based Techniques for Business Training (Part One)

Theater-Based Techniques for Business Training (Part One) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
All the world's a stage, including business presentations! Learn here about theater-based techniques for business training to speak with power.
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STAGE TIME: “Connect With A Tough Audience” : Darren LaCroix | World Champion of Public Speaking

What kind of audience intimidates you most? How do you feel when you wake up that morning to face them? What goes through your mind? We all have our favorite audiences and because they are our favorites it is easy to connect with them. We are opened to it. Our mindset is different when approaching an audience we view as challenging.

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Joel Zeff- Improv Comedy’s Lessons on How to Be More Positive, More Productive and More Successful at Work

Joel Zeff- Improv Comedy’s Lessons on How to Be More Positive, More Productive and More Successful at Work | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

As a popular keynote speaker, Joel Zeff has been leading audiences through hilarious interactive exercises since 1997, illustrating a central message: that organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE everyday successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

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25 Online Tools to Teach Yourself Public Speaking | PodiumProApp.com

Public speaking inspires nervousness, cold sweats, and even shaking in many people, ranking among the most common and most pervasive fears people have around the world.

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5 Questions: Stephanie Freeman - Public speaking professor speaks out

5 Questions: Stephanie Freeman - Public speaking professor speaks out | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Professor Stephanie Freeman is an adjunct professor of public speaking at Brigham Young University. She has taught at her alma mater of BYU for the past 22 years.

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The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
On Twitter, Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats has compiled nuggets of narrative wisdom she's received working for the animation studio over the years.
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When Is It The Right Time To Not Speak?

When Is It The Right Time To Not Speak? | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
“I am not really prepared for this presentation tonight” the speaker stated as he opened his talk. “I have not been feeling well so did not have time to prepare. I did not want to let you down, so ...
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Breathing Techniques to Overcome Presentation Nerves

Almost everbody starting out having to present at work feels very nervous about the prospect. A few just get on with it and slowly build up their confidence and ability through hard experience.

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7 Step to Effective Speaking

Speaking is one of the most critical assets to getting yourself, your company, and your ideas into the marketplace. The more persuasive and effective your speaking skills are then the more effective you will be at selling your product or idea.

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How to Improve Your Public Speaking - Remove Filler Words | The Executive Speech Coach Blog

How to Improve Your Public Speaking - Remove Filler Words | The Executive Speech Coach Blog | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Learn the value of conversational silences. This is perhaps the best tip, because they are the perfect opportunity to let the other person talk or to politely transition out of the conversation. Any other tips for avoiding filler words?
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Speaking for Leads: Your Audience Doesn’t Care About You!

Speaking for Leads: Your Audience Doesn’t Care About You! | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
How many presentations have you sat through where the first words out of the presenter’s mouth were something like this “My name is Susie Sales Lady and I have been selling lemonade for 10 years.
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Chris Westfall | Keynote Speaker | Business Coach | Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking - Chris Westfall | Presentations

Chris Westfall | Keynote Speaker | Business Coach | Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking - Chris Westfall | Presentations | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The fear of public speaking is one that we all share. Here's the secret to overcoming your fear, so your story can be heard.
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Joel Heffner: Anticipate the 8 worst public speaking problems...way before you speak!

While scrolling through Twitter, I came across a comment that actually surprised me. A speaker was getting ready to do his presentation and posted this message, "1st problem wrong connector for my MacBook, could be a show stopper!!!"

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It’s your shadow that causes your stagefright. » The Personality-Blog

It’s your shadow that causes your stagefright. » The Personality-Blog | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Many years ago my teacher Ron Kurtz held a workshop with 40 participants where I was assisting him. Everybody waited excitedly. Ron said: “Welcome and hello” to everybody.

And then it happened.

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What Do a Speech Conclusion & a Killer Rabbit Have in Common? Run Away!

What Do a Speech Conclusion & a Killer Rabbit Have in Common? Run Away! | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Speech conclusion needs to be strong not something a speaker runs away from like a killer rabbit. Three questions a speaker should ask so they don't blow their close.
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5 All-Star Techniques You Can Use In Your Next Speaking Gig - Forbes

5 All-Star Techniques You Can Use In Your Next Speaking Gig - Forbes | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs tasked with public speaking can learn more than a few things from watching legendary orators in action.
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5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

Great presenters understand how people think, learn, and react. In this video Dr. Weinschenk shares 5 Things from her book, "100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People".
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Award-Winning Presentations Secrets

Award-Winning Presentations Secrets | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Okay. You used some of your excellent prospecting methods to find someone who needs your product or service. You made a competent original contact.
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Preparing Presentations: 5 Ways to Practice ’til Perfect

Preparing Presentations: 5 Ways to Practice ’til Perfect | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
“Practice makes perfect.” We’ve all heard it.  Many, many times, in fact. Although it has been repeated many times over your lifetime, it still rings truth.  In any skill that you...
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Storytelling TIps from Pixar | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency

Storytelling TIps from Pixar | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Some tips on storytelling from a former storyboard artist at Pixar.
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HugSpeak: What NOT To Do With Your Hands (When Speaking)

HugSpeak: What NOT To Do With Your Hands (When Speaking) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

You've developed a great presentation. Your content is solid, your transitions are clever, your intro and conclusion are dynamite. You're feeling pretty confident, until it hits you ...

You have no idea what to do with you hands!

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Public speaking - why you need to be more passionate | The Reluctant Speakers Club

Public speaking - why you need to be more passionate | The Reluctant Speakers Club | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Why are audiences swayed by some speakers and not others? It's not just about messages. Speakers also have to care. If you don't - your audience won't either!
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The 8 Characteristics of Demonstrating Leadership Through Presentation Skills

The 8 Characteristics of Demonstrating Leadership Through Presentation Skills | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
There are 8 characteristics of the speaker who demonstrates leadership during a presentation.
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The Secret to Great Presenting…

The Secret to Great Presenting… | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The more I attend formal conventions and events, the more I realize the sad state of presentations today.
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