Tag Archives: psychology

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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Public speaking: it’s nothing to be afraid of

What have public speaking and travelling on the Paris metro got in common? They are both considered, by some, to be scary. Here’s how to overcome fear of these and other activities. Continue reading

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When you need to put the bottom line at the top

Storytelling is an effective tool in public speaking, but sometimes you need to reveal the ending up front if you want the audience to listen to the whole story. Continue reading

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