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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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Does Public Speaking Training Work?

Have you ever read something that made “see red”?   Something that is so obviously wrong that you wanted to grab your pen, or rush to your keyboard and let rip? This was me earlier today after I spotted a blog  post entitled “Confessions of a Former public speaking trainer – Don’t waste your money.”…

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Presentation Skills – The Gentle Art of Moving Minds

Image depicting a journey from A to B through a maze - public speaking skills

What do the great orators of the past, the compelling media presenters of the TV era and great entertainers all have in common? I believe that the answer lies in their ability to challenge our thinking. They understood that the art of public speaking is a means to an end and that end lies in the minds of their audience.

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Hey Mr Executive Speaker – Why should I listen to you?

monkey with hands over ears, Hey Mr Executive Speaker, why should anyone listen to you?

Today, many executive speakers rely on their job title to hold their audience’s attention rather than their content or delivery style. Those that do are deluding themselves. Why would anybody listen to you unless you have something worthwhile to say? Something that grabs their attention by the scruff of the neck and holds it.

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Practical Audience Engagement Ideas For Public Speakers

audience engagement ideas - a sea of raised hands

Hands up if you enjoy being lectured to? I didn’t think so, so why is it that so many public speakers fall into the trap of conducting a monologue with their audience? One common reason is that they simply don’t know the best ways to create engagement. If this is your problem, this little article will be a big help…

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