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Using Statistics Effectively in a Speech or Presentation

Statistics can be striking - or dull. Statistics can give your point impact and authority - or they can confuse or mislead your audience. Use them wis...
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If Someone Doesn’t Like You, That’s Good!

Trying to please everyone is a fool's errand. Landing a gig by telling the potential booker what they want to hear is setting yourself up for failure....
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Overcoming Stage Fright: What We Can Learn from Juliet Stevenson

Overcoming Stage Fright: What We Can Learn from Juliet StevensonStage fright can afflict even the most seasoned performer. Amazing as it may seem, som...
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To Provide a Good Service, Be Assertive

To Provide a Good Service, Be AssertivePhoto by Victoria Heath on UnsplashBeing assertive is about finding a healthy and sustainable balance between y...
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Clear Thinking Leads to Clear Communication

Clear Thinking Leads to Clear CommunicationPhoto by rawpixel on UnsplashOne of the tenets of neuro-linguistic programming is that the meaning of commu...
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What Do You Expect Me To Say?

What Do You Expect Me To Say?A useful question to ask yourself before you speak is how you would respond if you were in the other person’s position....
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Keep Calm and Concentrate on the Content

Keep Calm and Concentrate on the ContentOne of the most effective ways to combat nerves in the hours and minutes before a business pitch or other pres...
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The Power of the Pause

The Power of the PauseA pause is a tool of immense power. It facilitates and improves communication, benefiting both speaker and listener - and yet it...
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Good Service is All About the Client

Good Service is All About the ClientPhoto by Bundo Kim on UnsplashA couple of months ago, I went into a craft shop, looking for a very specific item. ...
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Impromptu Speaking, How to Make a Success of It

Impromptu Speaking, How to Make a Success of ItThe key to successful impromptu speaking is illusion, to give the impression you're speaking off the cu...
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