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A Great Speaker Is First and Foremost a Great Host.

 Speakers, orators, presenters, musicians, singers, actors, etc., are all required to take on an “active and dominant” role in order to be believable and demonstrate credibility. Taking charge physically, emotionally and of course technically is a must. A good speaker … 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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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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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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Fear of Speaking & Other Tales from the Crypt

You might have heard Jerry Seinfeld’s joke that at funerals, most people would rather be in the coffin than giving a speech.  Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist Sigmund Freud pointed out something fascinating: he said that it is anxiety that produces … Continue reading

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