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Public speaking is like teaching

I’m surprised how many teachers, fearless when surrounded by potentially hostile teenagers, are terrified at the idea of addressing a group of adults. Teaching skills are fundamental to successful public speaking, so if you’re a teacher worried about public speaking, … Continue reading

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Questions are good!

If you dread the Question-and-Answer session at the end of your presentation, this post is for you. Not everyone does: many of my clients tell me they feel more comfortable during the interactive part because they can give straight answers … Continue reading

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Why are they talking, not listening?

In public speaking, as in private speaking, it’s not unreasonable to expect the audience to listen to what the speaker is saying, rather than talking amongst themselves. I’ve expressed in other posts my view that a speaker has no right … Continue reading

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Handling difficult questions

The first rule of answering questions is: don’t start speaking until you’ve decided what you’re going to say. The second rule of answering questions is…  Reference to the rules of Fight Club is perhaps getting a bit old now but the … Continue reading

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