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How to Conquer One of Our Biggest Fears

How to Conquer One of Our Biggest Fears | Public Speaking and Powerful Presentations | Scoop.it
You see the giant and the shepherd in the Valley of Elah and your eye is drawn to the man with the sword and the shield and the glittering armor. But so much of what is beautiful and valuable in th...
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This article falls perfectly in line with pubic speaking, and it's even better that I found something written by Dale Carnegie. This article is saying to do what you are afraid to do and shed light on fear because fear compounds when it hides. and people eventually end up being afraid of being afraid. This can be said out public speaking a lot of people don't like doing it because it is a scary thing but when you really think about public speaking its not any different then only talking to one person. this fact alone tells me that people aren't afraid of the act they are afraid of the anxiety of the act. This article taught me that if people would just examine the fear and not hide from it they could understand it really isn't so bad and it would make the task much easier to complete. Because of this article before any speech or group talk I will always remind myself that its not different than talking to only one person and maybe I can remember its not so bad after all. 

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5 Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

5 Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills | Public Speaking and Powerful Presentations | Scoop.it
I’m thankful for a Mom who promptly enrolled me in the local 4-H program as a child and encouraged me to do a demonstration every year since the age of 7...
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I'm actually surprised that I found an article that almost matches my mind set as far as public speaking. I completely agree with the writer when he says that public speaking doesn't only help with your presentation skills but also people and social skills along with the fact that our our confidence, communication, and leadership all see increases as we get more comfortable in front of audiences and becoming accustomed to standing in front of and talking at large crowds. I have already tried most of the strategies he lists and I can speak from experience when I say they work just as well as the author claims. Practicing in front of yourself is a great way to familiarize yourself with your topic or your word choice to the point of where you know it so well you no longer need to think about it anymore and it flows naturally even in front of large groups. The things the author listed and I continue to use them in the future, even though I plan to take toast masters anyway. 

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University of Washington Foster School of Business

University of Washington Foster School of Business | Public Speaking and Powerful Presentations | Scoop.it
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I know it does not happen often but this was the first link I clicked while searching for the UW Business school requirements and it was just the kind of thing I was looking for.So instead of spending 2 hours looking for a decent web page, I spent my 2 hours exploring this website, along the way I found the requirements to apply, the process of how to apply and countless bits of helpful info. Thanks to this web page I plan to call the phone number provided to set up a meeting with the Business school too talk about more complicated details and how the school fits with my personal goals. I also plan on getting in touch with an adviser that can help me reach my goals and eventually get admitted into the school of business.  

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Empower Network - Change the world - Change yourself - Linkis.com

Empower Network - Change the world - Change yourself - Linkis.com | Public Speaking and Powerful Presentations | Scoop.it
Who knew thoughts can be so powerful ? After all, the best of ideas, to the worst, both started with thoughts.

As we live everyday and take on the daily chores
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I love this article because it talks about how powerful ones thoughts truly are. This article tells us that our thoughts effect every action be it a positive or a negative one. he talks about people having to be problem solvers and how important it is that we all be one. Be the change you want to see in the world, 'The change can begin with you, if you want to change the world first change yourself. 

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One Trillion Dollars, Student Debt and Higher Education: Greg Gottesman at TEDxSeattle - YouTube

Greg Gottesman is a Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group, a leading venture capital firm based in Seattle. Greg currently serves on the boards of 10 pr...
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I love this video not only because it shows the huge problem of student loans in the country today, a problem that every college bound student takes on. But also the speaker also he demonstrates several public speaking techniques that play a huge role in the success of the talk. He uses a very effective analogy too make a very complex topic like debt of 1 trillion dollars. The talk would loose a lot of impact if his audience was not able to comprehend the size of the problem he is dealing with. Analogy is one of the most effective stragegies that a speaker can use to make a complex topic into a understandable topic, and that is just what Mr. Gottesman has done.

 

He also uses pauses in order to let ideas sink in. A pause is a great tool in order to make our audience think about the last sentence you said and allows them to re-focus back to the speaker in case the got lost. The speaker uses pauses in order to add emphasis and at the same time to let the heavy info he just put out to settle on the viewers minds. 

 

The speaker also uses effective movement both with his hands and pacing, when he wasnt pacing he stood in a upright stance that displayed comfort and confidence. I noticed that he would only move around at certain times and he wouldn't move again for about 2 minutes, meaning that he wasn't antsy and was calm on stage. He uses appropriate hand movements when trying to add emphasis to his words, and make the speech more animated and not so stagnant something that I personally believe make the speech much more engaging and can raise help change the energy level in the room.

 

This video is a great example of an effective speech and was by far the best one I have seen all day because of the effective use of these strategies. 

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How Finding A Business Partner Is Awfully Similar To Finding A Spouse

How Finding A Business Partner Is Awfully Similar To Finding A Spouse | Public Speaking and Powerful Presentations | Scoop.it
Before you settle down with a business partner, consider these tips for business bliss.
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I found this article and I thought it was both funny and thoughtful. I agree 100% that in choosing a partner for anything whether it be marriage or business requires similar things in order to be successful. The article points out the similarities perfectly, I have learned first hand the importance of these things when it comes to business and I will always keep them in mind and value them when it comes time for marriage.  

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What do all mentally tough people do?

What do all mentally tough people do? | Public Speaking and Powerful Presentations | Scoop.it
The seven things common to everyone who displays psychological fortitude.
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I like this article because of how it describes mental toughness being the number one factor to success. I have believed this for quite some time but I until now I found nothing that shared my views. Everyone thinks IQ is important or social time is key or even physical health to be the driving factor of success. while all these things are important people often miss the most important and driving force of them all. Grit or that mental toughness to never give up and to stand back up after you get knocked down. Being smart is useless if you just give up. When the going gets tough and it looks like there is no easy way out. Or something went wrong to cause me to fail miserably, To find the good in those mistakes and use what I learned to do better next time and improve myself. Always make new mistakes! and when you make those new mistakes learn from them and recover because its not how hard you can hit, its how hard you can get hit and keep getting back up. That is what i believe is going to be the driving factor to my success, because there isn't a force in this world that will keep me on the ground for long. 

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