Tag Archives: rehearsal

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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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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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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How to deliver a punchline

So many potentially funny or powerful punchlines are undermined by bad delivery. High speed and lack of eye contact are common detractors, as is the irritating tendency to make some sort of moving-on sound (‘er’, ‘arr’, ‘um’) to cover the … Continue reading

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Speaking to the audience… and to the world beyond

It’s British party conference season and pundits are busy analysing politicians’ speeches, assessing the impact not only on those present in the auditorium but also on those watching and listening at home. Ever since these events started being broadcast, speakers … Continue reading

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Eye contact in public speaking

You may be telling a great story, making an excellent point, using your voice and your body language to give your speech or presentation colour and dynamism, but eye contact is what makes me feel you are really talking to … Continue reading

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