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Toastmasters Public Speaking Champion Ramona Smith's Winning Speech

Toastmasters Public Speaking Champion Ramona Smith's Winning Speech | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Ramona Smith, a 31-year-old teacher from Houston, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking competition. Smith broke down the techniques she used in her winning speech, which you can view here.

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Unprecedented Coverage of Business Presentations

Business presentations can turn around a bad situation. It gives you an opportunity to right a wrong done to employees, correct a misapprehension, or change."

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Super Communication: Ten Must-See TED Talks That Will Show You How to Make Your Audience Take Action

Super Communication: Ten Must-See TED Talks That Will Show You How to Make Your Audience Take Action | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

"Here are 10 TED Talks that clearly qualify as ideas worth spreading. I invite you to listen, learn, and share the following presentations that will inspire you give better presentations and to take positive actions right now."

Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"As an entrepreneur, and especially as a communicator, it is worth your while to hone the ability to 'talk like TED' regardless of where you present." . . .

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Seven Quick Exercises That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker

Seven Quick Exercises That Will Make You a Better Public Speaker | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Try explaining your idea to a kid.
Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's insight:

 

"Of course, stronger business ideas naturally lend themselves to more convincing pitches than their weaker counterparts, but there's only so much you can do to perfect your business plan.

"The real key to a successful pitch is delivering it in a personable, compelling, and effective way, and that requires strong public speaking skills.

"If you're trying to perfect your pitch, try these seven public speaking exercises to help you get there."

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A CEO Explains How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

A CEO Explains How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Speaking engagements are too important to avoid out of fear.
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"Since the publication of my LinkedIn post on speaking and deepening audience engagement, I  have heard back from a few people who basically said, "All this is well and good, but how can I deepen audience engagement when I have such a fear of public speaking?"

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12 Killer Speech Openers to Keep Your Audience Interested

12 Killer Speech Openers to Keep Your Audience Interested | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

Curiosity killed the cat. It also kept the audience interested. Here are 12 killer presentation openers to keep your audience interested."

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The World Champion of Public Speaking Breaks Down His Winning Speech, from Word Choice to Body Language

The World Champion of Public Speaking Breaks Down His Winning Speech, from Word Choice to Body Language | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it

" . . . Manoj Vasudevan became the 2017 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking."

"Vasudevan, an Indian entrepreneur and management consultant living in Singapore, survived a six-month-long competition with more than 30,000 competitors.

"He and nine other finalists competed for the championship title in Toastmasters' annual convention, which hosts the world's largest competition of its kind. This year's event was held in Vancouver.

"Vasudevan's winning speech is titled "Pull Less, Bend More," and you can watch it in its entirety here."

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Here’s Why You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice

Here’s Why You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Do recordings of your voice not sound the way you think your voice sounds? Here's why.
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"If you've ever had someone record you speaking, it's hard to not notice how different you sound in the recording.

 

"We brought in William H. Shapiro, an audiologist and a clinical associate professor from NYU Langone, to tell us why we cringe when listening to recordings of ourselves."

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An Analysis of 700 Presentations Revealed That Adopting One Speaking Skill Can Make You More Persuasive

An Analysis of 700 Presentations Revealed That Adopting One Speaking Skill Can Make You More Persuasive | Teaching Business Presentations in a Business Communication Course | Scoop.it
Messages that included well-crafted stories were 35 percent more persuasive than the average communication.
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Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.

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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, April 27, 2017 12:53 PM

 

Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.