Monthly Archives: August 2012

Filler words

How many times have you listened to someone speak and were distracted by repetitive ums, ahs and ya knows? Those are all filler words, and everyone uses them at some point. But to give an effective presentation you need to … Continue reading

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The power of silence in public speaking

Have you ever experienced a time warp? You have if you’ve felt you were being silent for too long during a speech. For the speaker, silent moments often appear longer than they do for the audience. In this video excerpt … Continue reading

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Using your natural vocal variety

Have you ever listened to a speaker who spoke in a monotone? It is not a pleasant experience, even if you do fall asleep part way through! Vocal variety is an important aspect of giving an effective presentation. And this … Continue reading

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