Tag Archives: psychology

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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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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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: 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: 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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