Monthly Archives: February 2012

Silence: friend or foe?

I spend a lot of time telling my clients not to be afraid of silence, how a pause reinforces your point and gives the audience time to take in what you’ve said. This is true. Silence is a powerful tool in … Continue reading

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Less is more! Don’t speak too long

On the Public Speaking Skills Facebook page, Hugo raised an excellent point about speakers who exceed their allotted time – or “waffle on interminably”, as he put it. However mesmerising your speech or presentation may be, it’s never a good … Continue reading

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Never assume!

As I was saying in the previous post, if you’re a woman speaking to a predominantly female audience, don’t ignore the men who’ve come to listen to you.  And, of course, if you’re a man addressing a predominantly male audience, be … Continue reading

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