Presentation Skills

Microphone Techniques for Speakers and Performers

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Why is handheld microphone technique so important for speakers? Have you ever seen someone speak into a handheld microphone and yet been unable to hear them clearly, you’ve probably been tempted to blame the PA system?   But what if I told you that the cause of this all too common problem is the presenter’s…

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What If You Were More Confident Than You Thought?

What if you were more confident than you thought?

Want to look and feel more confident? Most of the people who come on my presentation skills training courses suffer, to some degree or other, with a fear of public speaking and would dearly like to feel more confident. I know this because they tell me things like: “I get this tremor in my voice…

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How to write a funny speech – Part 1

how to write a funny speech

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY SPEECH Understanding how to deliver a speech well will make you feel good but being able to weave humour into any speech will get you noticed. Today we expect speakers to entertain as well as inform us, so understanding how to write a funny speech is an essential skill for aspiring…

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“Dr, I think I wave my hands about too much”

I think I wave my hands too much

Tales From the Presentation Doctor’s Casebook #1 Case date: 23/08/16 – Subject A Presenting Problem: The patient came to me because of their concern relating to gesticulation. “Dear Presentation Doctor, I’m worried that I wave my hands around too much when I speak. What should I do about it?” Dear “A”, you are not alone.…

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Become a Better Speaker by Watching Videos

How to become a better speaker by watching videos

It’s never been easier to find examples of great speakers that you can watch, analyse and learn from in order to become a better speaker. But making the most of these recordings isn’t as easy as you might think. In this article, I’ll help you to become a better speaker by finding good speech examples to model. I’ll also share some useful tips on how to work out what the best presenters do differently.

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