how to nail body language on the stage when youre speaking

Mastering Your Body Language on Stage

By Deborah Torres-Patel Your body speaks before you do. Your posture and your body language telegraph how you feel about yourself and set the tone for your presentation. Your audience may not remember exactly what you say, but they will remember the feeling that your presence created. You convey immediately how you feel about yourself—as…

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how to be a better public speaker

The Four Pillars of Effective Public Speaking

By Deborah Torres-Patel When you admire an outstanding communicator, you might wonder, “What makes this person so special?” An outstanding communicator has established four essential pillars; you need each one to become a superstar speaker.   Credibility Confidence Charisma Connection     1. Credibility What makes a speaker credible? Apart from your track record, how…

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how to get a tedtalk

How To Get Your Own TED Talk

TED Talks floated around for 30-odd years before the zeitgeist finally took notice. Neatly packaged as “Ideas Worth Spreading,” some humorists have touted them as “the millennial answer to church.” And while the ideas are in a class of their own, you simply can’t dole enough praise to TED’s band of speakers. Each one a…

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How To Convert Audience Members to Leads

When you to take to the stage, you have two duties—one to your audience, and one to yourself. You have the responsibility to deliver value to the audience in the form of a stellar speech. You also have a responsibility to yourself, your brand, and your team to turn select audience members into future clients.…

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Every Speech is Motivational

By Anthony Iannarino I sat in the back of the room waiting for someone to recognize me as a guest and introduce me to the people already seated. It was my second Toastmasters meeting, and I intended to join the group. I was having a difficult time doing so, because no one spoke to me.…

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5 Ways of Speaking Passionately and With A Purpose

Speaking allows you to communicate your passion about a subject upon which you are expert. In most cases, one doesn’t naturally acquire advanced speaking skills. Typically, an individual discovers a passion they wish to share with others, crafting his or her skillset strategically to better communicate their knowledge on a subject. Wanting to pursue a…

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3 Easy Ways to Market Yourself As a Speaker

The stage. The lighting. The presence and energy of a crowd. All of these things combined empower a speaker and remind them why they’re speaking in the first place. Keynote speakers are coveted around the country, and for good reason. An outstanding speaker can energize any audience that may be nodding off during a mid-afternoon…

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