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Blog suspended

After six years and 100 posts, I’m suspending adding more to this blog for a few months. I’ll continue to write for the Put Yourself Across blog on an ad-hoc basis, and for my latest project How to Be Perfect… … Continue reading

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Public speaking: what if my mind goes blank?

If you’re well prepared, it’s unlikely your mind will go blank. But, if it happens, it needn’t be a big deal. Continue reading

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How to influence an audience

Influencing an audience takes a delicate balance of authority and empathy, as well as excellent public speaking skills. Continue reading

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A drink to calm your nerves? Don’t do it!

Alcohol is never the answer! Instead of drinking on the day, overcome your fear in advance by making sure you know what you’re doing. Continue reading

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Becoming a motivational speaker

Motivational speaking is normal public speaking writ large. Its sole purpose is to enhance the lives of those listening. Continue reading

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When you do need to ad-lib

Stick to what you planned to say… unless you need to improvise. Continue reading

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What can public speakers learn from a department store?

In many ways, persuading people to buy into what you’re telling them is the same as selling them anything else. A sound sales strategy makes all the difference. Continue reading

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