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Inject Humour Into Your Speech

Date: December 5, 2015

Most speakers avoid humour because they think they’re not funny enough, or they fear the emptiness that fills the room when nobody laughs. But why should you avoid using humour when people love to laugh and be entertained? It’s a great technique that too many people don’t utilise. There is no one rule to making everyone laugh

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Make Your Speech Memorable

Date: November 19, 2015

It’s not the speech that counts, but what happens after it. Gestures of agreement and a surge of motivation through the crowd are positive feedback, but you want to have your audience thinking about you for days, months… even years afterwards. We’ve all been in the audience of someone who doesn’t seem to notice that nobody

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Expert Advice On Training To Become A Public Speaker

Date: November 13, 2015

Becoming the best public speaker you possibly can takes a lot of rehearsing, researching and listening to advice from others in the industry. We got the opportunity to speak with Tony Coll, a Communication Coach who is one of the UK’s most experienced media and presentation trainers. In the world of speaking, he does pretty much

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Getting The Audience To Like You

Date: November 12, 2015

Apart from fearing that your content isn’t interesting enough, trying not to mix up your lines and control your nerves, you have to add this to your worries – getting your audience to like you. To make a difference and enable your listeners to care about what you’re saying, you have to SOMEHOW make your audience fall

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Dr. Kathy Gruver Shares Her Secrets To A Great Speech

Date: November 2, 2015

Dr. Kathy Gruver PhD has spent most of her life on stage and uses her knowledge to communicate new ideas to her audiences. From the young age of five, she loved being on stage, dancing or acting, and she’s never left the stage life behind. We had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Kathy – the

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Hiring The Perfect Keynote Speaker

Date: October 25, 2015

There are hundreds of keynote speakers looking for work and claiming to be the best person for your event. That’s a good and a bad thing. It’s good because you know you’ll be able to find someone, but it’s difficult having to sieve through many applicants to find the perfect speaker for you. First of

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Teach Your Audience Something New

Date: October 13, 2015

Leaving your audience mesmerized is the ultimate goal when delivering your speech. An informative speech is the most effective because your audience learn something new and never want it to finish. But, by keeping everything interesting and energetic, you won’t make people feel like they’re at a lecture. Inform Your Audience In Speeches You’re wasting your time if

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What To Do If You Forget Your Lines On Stage

Date: October 11, 2015

It happens to the best of people. No matter how much time and effort you’ve put in to learning your speech, when you’re on stage looking out into a crowd of hundreds of patient people, your mind can just go blank. You freeze, not knowing what to do and hoping with the click of your

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Storytelling In Public Speaking

Date: October 9, 2015

A good speech has meaning to it and is interesting to listen to. A good speech is like storytelling – it’s memorable and has different emotions to it. Everyone likes to hear stories and not just scattered pieces of information, because that feels like you’re at school again and being forced into listening. It Has

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Engage Your Audience During Your Speech

Date: October 7, 2015

Engaging your audience is essential when delivering a speech. Everything you do is for your audience and not for you. Failing to connect with your listeners means they don’t understand your messages, and if you don’t grab their attention in the first few minutes of you being on stage, the presentation just won’t be a success.

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