Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Art of Speaking is the Art of Pausing by Eric Stone

Every verbal communication has a rhythm and a tempo, very much like music does. A happy balance between sound and silence creates harmony in music. That is what creates the mood of a musical piece and that of all verbal communications. Continue reading

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How to Make Speaking with Confidence into a Way of Life by Eric Stone

As a coach you are clearly in the business of empowerment. As I continue my journey working with people of all walks of life, professional and cultural backgrounds, it has become undeniably obvious that possessing good public speaking skills is now the “new must.” As far as I can tell it started to really pick up speed around 2003. Continue reading

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5 of Twelve Steps to Great Speaking and Communicating by Eric Stone

The public realm within which we deliver speeches, presentations or any kind of performance is an “open and highly visible realm.” It is very often what throws us off or creates anxiety, for we sense this high visibility but have not fully integrated it. Continue reading

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4 of Twelve Steps to Great Speaking and Communicating by Eric Stone

Greek tragedy and comedy performers all wore masks or personalities so the folks could not only identify with them, but create their own personal mythology through it. When giving a speech or presentation, you are being viewed through an interpretive mechanism that cannot be helped. Continue reading

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3 of Twelve Steps to Great Speaking and Communicating.

As mentioned before, speakers deal with performance issues. With the term performance comes the concept of staging, presence, experience and message. Performance skills are what make a speaker attractive to watch and riveting to listen to. Continue reading

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2 of Twelve Steps to Great Speaking and Communicating by Eric Stone

The public realm has different rules of conduct, as do all the various contexts we find ourselves in. The public realm is not social, personal nor intimate or office related. Being watched is a circumstance, hence the formidable power an audience can have on a speaker or communicator. Continue reading

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1 of Twelve Steps to Great Speaking and Communicating By Eric Stone

The public arena is a space or spaciousness, which needs to be filled with life and self-expression. It is empty without that filling. This is where the courage to speak goes. Continue reading

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Successful Audience Dynamics

There are speaker dynamics, audience dynamics, relationship dynamics and content dynamics at play throughout any public presentation. They all act as behavior modifiers and are strong sources for our motivation, impact and ultimate success. Continue reading

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Essential Public Speaking Manners ~ Part 1

There are certain specific manners to practice and stay aware of on a public speaking platform or when taping for media appearances. These manners are the backbone of the public speaker’s effectiveness. Continue reading

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Fear of Public Speaking. What to do when you are afraid to speak in front of a group.

We’ve all been in, or heard of situations, when someone in the audience is either a critical parent or a demanding boss. Here we are all ready to go, and for some reason we either panic or start trembling at the notion that we will undoubtedly fail. Continue reading

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