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How to rock the stage - public speaking and presentation skills you can master

How many times have you had to sit through a boring presentation?

How to rock the stage is a guide to help you make your presentations more interesting while teaching you the confidence skills you need to get up and give a public talk whether it be to an audience of two or two thousand.

Dr James Whittaker, Distinguished Engineer from Microsoft and Dr. Michelle Dickinson, Materials Engineer from The University of Auckland and winner of the Prime Ministers Science Media Communications prize are polar opposites. One an introvert, one an extrovert, one very comfortable on the stage, the other not, yet they both give public talks often and tackle their preparation differently.

In this one hour talk, they give their secrets for how to improve your public speaking skills based on their experience and address the difference between both male and females, introverts and extroverts.

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi World Champion of Public Speaking 2014 - Full Speech

A speech that changed my Life. The full version of the winning speech !
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TED's secret to great public speaking | Chris Anderson

There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret — along with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share an idea worth spreading?

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
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Looking for public speaking tips? Learn five ways to help ensure your next speech is a success.

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Public Speaking Fears

If you think that you are alone in your public speaking fears, get ready to be disillusioned. It has been confirmed by several surveys that the fear of speaking in public ranks very high among the most common universal fears. In fact it is the number one fear of people in several parts of the world. You are in good company after all!

Like the fear of death, fear of public speaking has no barriers of race, region or religion. Perhaps, I shouldn't be comparing the fear of death to fear of speaking, because fear of death ranks only second. This can be interpreted to mean that given the choice, one will rather choose death over a public speaking task!

The realization that you are not alone in suffering from the fear of speaking in public and that you have the backing of the whole world should be comforting! After all, you are not alone, afraid even to disclose your fears.

As you are feeling comfortable and relaxed, I can enhance your feeling of relaxation with another axiom. If you are relaxed, it means that you are free from any anxiety and fear. Relaxation is the antithesis of fear, because fear and relaxation cannot exist at the same time. This means that you have already begun to rid yourself of the fear of speaking in public! You may protest saying that you are not in a situation of public speaking now. Very True.

What is also true is that there is nothing like a 'public speaking situation!' If you are capable of speaking to one person without any fear (exclude your boss for the present! We will rope him/her in later!!), you can speak to 10000 people. In fact, speaking to 10000 people has an advantage over speaking to one person. One obvious advantage is that none of them is going to talk back to you! Focusing on this one advantage alone can help drive out your public speaking fears.

The author is a trainer in Public Speaking. Public Speaking fears can be overcome only by practicing but it will take some time.

Here's a talk to bid adieu to the fear of not just public speaking, but of any cause of fear and anxiety in life.

Animesh Gupta is an International Corporate Trainer and Personality Coach with a special expertise in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). As a trainer, Animesh has been recognized for creating and modifying the belief systems to stimulate the trainees’ long-term efficiency and motivation.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking -- There are Many Ways


Public Speaking - There Are Many Ways

Motivated by the Fear of Public Speaking

Although I had a clear vision for my public speaking career when I started twenty years ago,  I was still very anxious about speaking in public for several years.

I joined Toastmasters because my Father was a Toastmaster and developed excellent speaking skills. 

Toastmasters gave me the confidence to overcome my fear of public speaking, but it is not the only way to do it

How one man overcame his fear of public speaking

I came across this brief but rather personal story about an accountant who overcame his fear of public speaking...his way.

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Preoccupations: Speaking in Public: How I Conquered the Fear

I, meanwhile, had always shied away from public speaking. Before we started the organization, in fact, I thought I'd better get some practice — but my first talk around that time, in front of group of 200 professional advisers for ...

http://firstbusinessnews.net/preoccupations-speaking-in-public-how-i-conquered-the-fear/

There are many ways to overcome the fear of public speaking, they all  have one thing in common...you have to do it to overcome it.

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Public Speaking - Do You Have a Clearly Defined Subject?

This may sound like an elementary question, but you would be surprised how many speakers try to prepare a talk before clearly defining their subject.Often, a presenter can give you a general idea of their topic, but not a specific one; it is this absence of a clearly defined subject that is the root cause of many subsequent problems.

Here are just two.

First, a fuzzy subject makes doing research difficult and, therefore, much more time consuming.

Second, it creates confusion when you are trying to determine the goal of your presentation.

Developing a clearly defined subject is so important that Chapter 3 is devoted entirely to this topic. For now, suffice it to say that the sooner you know the subject of your talk, the better.

Once you decide on a subject, make sure you can say it in simple terms. Speakers should be able to articulate clearly the reason for their talk in just a few words. Below are some pithy titles that leave little need for explanation. They pack a punch and make the subject matter clear to the casual observer: (more…)

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Public Speaking Tips : How to Use Openers in Public Speaking



Learn the different ways you can begin a public speech in this free video lesson from a professional public speaker. Expert: Scott Ginsberg Contact: www.himynameisscott.com Bio: Scott Ginsberg is an author of five books, a professional speaker, and the only person in the world who wears a name tag 24-7 to make people friendlier. Filmmaker: Ross Safronoff

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Online Public Speaking Workshop: How to Give a Speech Sitting Down



Learn tips for speaking while sitting down at a table with expert public oration tips in this free online public speaking video clip.

Expert: Don Varney Bio: Don Varney was one of the first 33 members of the US Air Force to receive the Professional Performer Award, an award created in 1974 to honor excellence in the Air Force. Filmmaker: Mark Sullivan

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Public Speaking Training Can Really Help your Business

Did you know that the most successful companies have professional speakers in key positions or are the head of the company? Have you ever seen Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Donald Trump do a presentation? These are just some of the speakers that have pushed their companies through the corporate roof.

Are they winging it? No. In fact, most successful people know that to really stand out in business you have to be able to stand up in front of and audience and extol the virtues of your company. That takes serious presentation and public speaking skills.

And, for those skills you need to go to a professional. Unfortunately there are not that many professional public speaking trainers around to give you the information you need. So, it’s likely that you’ll have to do a little bit of travel to find a course that will teach you exactly what you need to know.

So, what will these professional trainers teach you? What are the skills necessary for excellent presentations? First and foremost the good public speaking trainers will teach you how to enroll and engage an audience. That means; keeping their attention focused 100% of the time. If they’re daydreaming, sleeping or talking to their neighbor they can’t possibly be paying attention to what you’re saying. (more…)

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Public Speaking: How To Introduce Other Speakers

Many clubs and organizations rotate the important role of introducing other speakers at their meetings. If you are relatively inexperienced at public speaking this is a great opportunity to practice and build your confidence.

When introducing other speakers you are aiming to create a favorable environment for them to present. If the right words are chosen you can put the audience into a receptive mood to listen. On the other hand a poor choice can leave the audience bored and restless.

Introductions are as different as the individuals involved. In presenting public speakers, each requires a separate approach, in the same way each hole in golf course is played a little differently from the other seventeen holes. Whether you get a high platform rating or a low golf score depends on the approach you chose.

The following tips will help you choose your approach to boost your platform score: (more…)

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Public Speaking Tips: Giving a Great Speech - Know the Audience



The audience for a speech will determine the topic and formality of the speech. Know and analyze the audience for a speech with tips from a communications specialist in this free public speaking video.

Expert: Tracy Goodwin  has a masters in corporate communication and ten years experience in professional speaking. Filmmaker: MAKE | MEDIA


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