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Top 10 Ways to Butcher Your Presentation and How to Avoid Them

Top 10 Ways to Butcher Your Presentation and How to Avoid Them

By Featured Speaker Arvee Robinson 1. Getting there late. Walking frantically into a room full of people who have been waiting for you to arrive can be an embarrassing situation. Unless you are a magician, you might as well turn around and leave. It would take a miracle to get […]

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The Power of Gestures

gestures55 percent of communication is visual. Think about that. People are getting more of your message from your eye contact and body language, than they are your words. So your gestures are very important in public speaking.

Your gestures can communicate authority, passion and confidence; or they can communicate insecurity, disinterest and low self esteem. It’s really your choice which you get to convey.

You can choose your gestures to emphasize your points and better communicate your message. Although your words and how you say them are important … you need to think about how you’ll use your body to bring those message home, too.

Here are three pointers:
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Public Speaking Tip #7: Develop Good Presence

Public Speaking Tip #7: Develop Good Presence

Here is the third and final 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.” The information in this video is targeted to people who […]

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Lose the Distracting Body Movements

Loose the Distracting Body MovementsYour body movement during your presentation has the ability to strengthen the impact of your message … or it can be a serious distraction.

One of your goals as a speaker is to look so natural with your movements and with what you say that no one even notices that you are using intonation and inflection or body movement as a means of emphasizing the points of your speech.

So, what kinds of mannerisms are distracting?
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