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Law of Attraction Moment

My recent blog posts shares one synchronistic moment in time.

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Added by Tam I Am Veilleux on December 7, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Public Speaking: Creating an Author Resource Box for Ezine Articles

Writing public speaking articles for online publications varies greatly from writing for print publications. When readers are reading a magazine or newspaper, they have already invested some money in the publication. The author’s bio with the credentials such as education and related experience is often found at the end of the article. When they initially read your public speaking article on the Internet, they have not spent any money. With an online article, the money isn’t spent until the… Continue

Added by Judy Ivey on March 9, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

How To Communicate More Effectively

I believe that the purpose of communication is to come away from a dialogue with new information and understanding about what people in our lives are doing, thinking, and why.

 

When we successfully give and receive communication, we gain a better understanding of not just ourselves, but also the people and world around us.

 

Technique # 1

Self-Observation

 

I believe that the…

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Added by Timothy Noonan on February 28, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Public Speaking: Using Humor to Land the Sale

Have you ever watched salespeople? We’ve all watched them as they’ve tried to sell something to us, but have you ever really taken a close look at the salesperson’s demeanor and personality? There is something about salespeople that is easily recognizable, even when they are not in a selling… Continue

Added by tomantion on February 22, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Public Speaking: How Public Speakers Influence the Population with Propaganda

As public speakers we have tremendous influence over the behavior, opinions and decisions of people. When our words are a vehicle for propaganda, they can become dangerous but this isn’t always the case. Public speakers have used propaganda to influence people in topics ranging from joining the war effort to stop smoking to beautifying the nation.



Originating from an old English term “to propagate,” the purpose of propaganda is to plant ideas to influence attitudes for a specific… Continue

Added by tomantion on February 17, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Public Speaking: Gearing Your Presentation Toward a Technical Audience

When you are called on to present a technical training program, members of your audience are going to be very different from a typical public speaking audience. They are going to expect to hear information they can use immediately and learn skills that will enhance their on-the-job performance. They will be thinking of the time they spend listening to you as a learning investment. They’ll want your delivery to be concise and on time, accompanied with detailed handouts they can use later as a…

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Added by tomantion on February 8, 2011 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Public Speaking: 14 Tips for Selecting a Hosting Service for Your Website

With so many hosting services to choose from, how can a public speaker know which is the best choice? Use these 14 tips to find one that is right for your public speaking business.



A word of caution: Avoid freebie hosting and hosting offered by your ISP (they do too many things and have too much demand on their bandwidth to do a super great job at web hosting). Get good solid hosting because you will be crying big tears if your site loads as slow as molasses or… Continue

Added by tomantion on January 31, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Article Marketing: Article Marketing Do's and Dont's

Article maketing is a great tool for driving targeted traffic to websites, opt-in pages and sales letters. Using the different article distribution sites can be a bit tricky, though. There are a few things to look out for when submitting articles to sites such as:

  • EzineArticles.com
  • SearchWarp.com
  • ArticleDashboard.com
  • SelfGrowth.com
Tip # 1 - The most critical tip that Tom teaches about: Make sure your articles are on your own site first as a… Continue

Added by tomantion on January 28, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Public Speaking: Want a Great Introduction? Write Your Own.

Want to open your next public speaking event with a great introduction? Write the introduction yourself, give it to the Master of Ceremonies well in advance of the presentation and clarify any unusual pronunciations. Follow the other public speaking tips below to ensure you receive a warm welcome from the audience.



Have you requested that a high-level person introduce you?

Always request that someone respected introduces you. The more senior, respected,… Continue

Added by tomantion on January 26, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: Room Setup Checklist

I have a great tip for you today. When you are giving a presentation, arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time to check out the room.  Ask someone from the hotel maintenance crew or wait staff what are some of the problems with the room. They might point you to a troublesome light switch or some other pesky problem. They know the rooms and their advance warning will give you a chance to figure out a way to handle the problem. Chances are they won't offer their advice…

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Added by tomantion on January 25, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: Getting Your Public Speaking Business Started

Breaking into any new field can be difficult. You want to do a lot of public speaking because you want to get some hands-on experience and improve. How can you find opportunities to speak, attract clients and make money when you first launch your public speaking career? The suggestions below may help.



Cold calling

Some people resort to cold calling early in their search for clients. You can do this by actually walking into a business to learn what they do and… Continue

Added by tomantion on January 25, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: Presenting with Confidence — 7 Simple Steps You Can Take

Facing your public speaking audience with confidence pays off in terms of increased credibility for you and enjoyment for the members of your audience. Following the simple steps outlined below can help you step forward with poise and self-assurance at your next public speaking event.



Know what is expected of you

Ask the organizers how much time they have allotted for your public speaking presentation. Ask if you will be speaking on a panel, if you will be… Continue

Added by tomantion on January 21, 2011 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Public Speaking: Want a Great Introduction? Write Your Own.

Want to open your next public speaking event with a great introduction? Write the introduction yourself, give it to the Master of Ceremonies well in advance of the presentation and clarify any unusual pronunciations. Follow the other public speaking tips below to ensure you receive a warm welcome from the audience.



Have you requested that a high-level person introduce you?

Always request that someone respected introduces you. The more senior, respected,… Continue

Added by tomantion on January 21, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: 7 Tips to Control Stage Fright During Your Presentation

Most people never really overcome stage fright, but they learn to control it and you can, too. Once you have taken the stage, the following strategies can help if your knees start to tremble and your hands shake.

 

  1. Lean on lectern or table if your legs are trembling, or shift your legs or move to another area of the…
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Added by tomantion on January 21, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: 24 Strategies to Overcome Stage Fright

As promised, here are 24 strategies to use just before you begin your presentation that will help you overcome stage fright .



1. Remember stage fright usually goes away after you begin. The difficult time is before you start.

2. If possible, be in the room at least an hour early to triple check everything. You can also interact with participants who arrive early.

3. Notice and think about the things around you. Search for the current and immediate things happening at the… Continue

Added by tomantion on January 20, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: Control Stage Fright So It Doesn’t Control You

Public speaking — just the thought of standing in front of a group of people to speak can strike fear in the heart of the bravest warrior. We all dread that gripping cold feeling that overcomes us when we take center stage. It seems to rise from a place deep in the pit of our gut; paralyzing us and making us look like idiots in front of the audience. Aptly dubbed stage fright, the fear of speaking in front of an…

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Added by tomantion on January 19, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: What to Do When You Say “Youse Guys” and the Audience Says “Y’all”

When presenting at a public speaking event outside your natural geographical region, it’s always best to acknowledge your differences and show concern for the audience right from the beginning. You can even make a little fun of yourself to build rapport with the audience.



Let’s say you are from the northern region of the United… Continue

Added by tomantion on January 18, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: 7 Tips for Making Your Stories Better

Preparing for a public speaking presentation? Follow these seven tips to make your stories more interesting and fun for your audience.



  1. Always keep your audience in mind.

    Structure your story around their…
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Added by tomantion on January 13, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: How to Read Your Audience

Have you ever been in a classroom on a winter day when the teacher suddenly stopped speaking, walked across the room and flung open the windows? Remember how everyone sprung up and straightened themselves in their chairs? You may shivered as a draft of chilly air filled the room, but you sat up and started paying more attention to what the teacher had to say. The teacher knew how to read her class and knew she had to take steps to re-capture their attention. As a public speaker, you need the…

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Added by Judy Ivey on January 13, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Public Speaking: How Much Should You Charge? Don’t Be Cheap.

Why did you decide to enter the field of public speaking? If the first answer that popped in your head was to make money, you probably are also thinking about how much to charge and how to create a fee schedule.



Don’t be cheap.

This is one of the most important factors to remember when setting your public speaking fees. Avoid pricing yourself so low that…
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Added by tomantion on January 12, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

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