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What public speakers can learn from comic books

What can you do to help your audience to remember what you’re telling them? Continue reading

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Public speaking: it doesn’t have to be funny to be entertaining

In wider life, entertainment takes many forms, so why is it that when it comes to the spoken word ‘entertaining’ has become almost synonymous with ‘funny’? Particularly if you’re not a natural comedian, there may be more effective ways to captivate your audience. Continue reading

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How long does it take to get good at public speaking?

Answer: first much shorter and then much longer than you might imagine Continue reading

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Public speaking: take control

At the end of a year that’s thrown up some challenges, let’s remember how much power we have over our lives and our future. Continue reading

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Public speaking: how to sound natural and make an impact

Effective public speaking is like effective film dialogue: carefully honed to sound natural and spontaneous. Continue reading

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Public speaking: not the arena for multi-tasking

Multi-tasking is necessary – even desirable – in many situations, but in public speaking it’s the source of practically every failure. Continue reading

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Don’t confuse authentic with unprepared

Being well prepared and rehearsed doesn’t make you less authentic, it allows you to say what you mean. Continue reading

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