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Speaking 101

Over the past several posts, I’ve shared excerpts from a workshop I did on basic public speaking skills. In effect, I’ve created a mini-course in how to develop your first speech. To make it easy for you, I’ve organized these … 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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Public Speaking Tip #6: Present Your Speech Well

Here is the second installment of excerpts from For the Love of Public Speaking, a 27-minute introduction to Toastmasters I produced during a Television Production Workshop at Santa Rosa Junior College in 1994. This week I cover “Presentation.”     … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Giving Oral Presentations

1. Use simple, easy to understand visuals. Visuals often help make a concept clearer than mere words can. This is especially true of difficult to understand and/or visualize scientific or technical information. 2. Use clear and natural body language. Often, … Continue reading

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