Act “As-if”

When it comes to public speaking, there’s usually two types of people:

  • Those who LOVE it
  • Those who HATE it

I know that hate is a strong word but I think it’s an appropriate description of those who have a fear of public speaking. For the majority of people the latter is true. There’s a lot that you can do to work on your fear: deep breathing exercises, practice, hypnosis, etc. However, what if you’re still not at the level you want to be but still have to give a speech or presentation?
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Using Humor

Using humor in your speech or presentation can give you many benefits. It can help warm up an audience to you. It can show them that you’re interesting and they should be ready for anything. It can also help you relax by setting a tone of fun and that you’re interesting to listen to.
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Becoming Larger Than Life

To say that there is no ego in a person who does public speaking regularly or for a living would be clearly a false statement. But for those of us who only speak from time to time, when you see a speaker who can walk out in a room of 30 people or a auditorium of 3000 and literally “own the room”, it really is an amazing transformation. To imagine how you could ever be that much larger than life is mind boggling.
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Advenures in Toastmasters: Day 2

In my first Toastmasters blog, I talked about my first Toastmasters meeting and how I was nervous/excited about joining a group that would allow me to help expand my public speaking skills. In this entry, I am going to talk about how having a group like Toastmasters can help anyone with fear and anxiety speak well.

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Geek Speak / Tech Talk : Public Speaking on Technology Topics

There may be a lot of you who either work in a technology field or who are “techies” yourselves. In today’s job market, there are a lot of technical aspects for every type of job. You may be asked to give a presentation or speech on a technology subject. You may be great a giving speeches but feel reluctant to speak about technology or you may have the expertise and just have a general fear of public speaking (known as Glossophobia).This article will help you prepare for and deliver a great technology speech.

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