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Connect with your audience

Whether you suffer from glossophobia or embrace every opportunity to show off in front of as many people as possible, there is something about public speaking that resonates in the most primal part of the psyche. Ideally, addressing an audience … Continue reading

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What to reveal about yourself

While I was writing about The Pants Alternative (see previous post), it occurred to me that Sheldon’s speech was not the only one worthy of analysis. Leonard’s introduction throws up a huge issue we haven’t yet discussed on this blog and … Continue reading

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New Year: a time for reflection

I was saying in my last post that it’s useful sometimes to stand back from life, to have a dispassionate look at it, to assess what’s going on and why. As we prepare to plunge into a new year, this … Continue reading

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Know your audience

Good preparation includes researching the audience.  As we’ve established before, your speech or presentation is not about you, it’s about the audience – and, in order to give them maximum benefit, you have got to know who they are. There is no … Continue reading

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It’s not about you, it’s about the audience

Being a speaker in front of an audience carries with it a degree of power – power that must not be abused.  Sadly, not everyone sees it this way. A friend sent me the link to this article, by a public speaker … Continue reading

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