How to deliver a great speech

This was originally published in Forbes magazine. In the article the author, Jacquelyn Smith, shares some great tips and advice to help the reader improve their public speaking skills. It is refreshing to see an emphasis on ensuring you have a clear message and utilising anecdotes to drive a message home to the audience.  …

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Advanced Presentation Skills: Wrapping Up your Speech

The way that you end your speech will resonate with your audience long after your presentation has ended. By using advanced presentation skills when you close your speech, you can deliver a speech conclusion that will set you apart as an expert orator. Here are some quick tips to ensure that you hit them with a grand…

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How to Open a Business Presentation Strongly

Business presentations need a strong opening, without being dramatic or hyped-up. When a more punchy, ‘wow’ opening is required for a group, there are various ways to do it: you could ask a powerful question, give a startling statistic, or tell a short anecdote, to name just a few. But if you’re giving a quarterly update to your team,…

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The Power of Silence

One of the most powerful sounds in any speech is the sound of silence. Sadly its not often heard. Inexperienced public speakers are loathe to have no sound filling the air; instead pushing through their speech or filling the airwaves with the classic filler phrases of Um and Ah.   Pausing in your speech provides…

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Rid your fear of Public Speaking

Fear of speaking in front of a crowd is the thing most feared by people—greater than snakes, spiders or being shot at! The very idea of standing up in front of a room full of people leaves most of us speechless.   Before I conducted my first workshop I went to the bathroom and threw…

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