In Public Speaking, Style Trumps Substance

I spoke at a big conference this week of PR professionals and was frankly appalled at the poor presentation skills of some of the presenters. These are, after all, communications pros! I realized many speakers were picked on the basis of their substantive expertise and credentials. And that is not enough. It just isn’t. I […]

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An Actor’s Secret for Staying Connected In Public Speaking

One of the hardest things in public speaking is maintaining your focus — keeping your mind free of unnecessary distractions. I was helping out with some speaker training for a group of young engineers the other day and observed one participant after another losing their train of thought and grasping for words — that familiar […]

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