15 Tips for Successful Public Speaking, Job interviews & Auditions

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Are You a Fast Talker?

Most folks speed up when they are nervous or when that excited adrenaline is pumping. Plan for it and consciously open your speech or conversation at a slow pace. This will set the tone for the rest of your talk. If your intention is to just “get this over with” you will speak much faster...

Do you swallow your words when you speak?

Have you ever had dry mouth? It’s awful right? Your throat gets scratchy & irritated and you might even have to cough. Not so good during a speech or interview Too much saliva is also bad. You’re gonna have to swallow and that’s also tough during a speech or conversation Swallowing your words really means...

Body Language Daily Hacks

1- Use your space! – Your body language shows how comfortable you are in your own skin and in your situation. When you stand and sit tall, and expand your arms or legs outward or upward (crossing your legs with ankle over thigh like the number 4 or stretching an arm out over a chair to...

Two Things You Should NEVER Say Before a Speech or Interview

“I can’t wait for this to be over!”  “I’m too nervous to do this!” When your self-talk or outward talk exclaims, “I can’t wait for this to be over” a domino effect begins to take place. You will talk too fast. Nerves make most people go faster than they should any way, but once your...

The Fastest Way to Lose Your Audience

No volume no audience! When the audience has to work too hard to hear you they will eventually give up. I continue to be amazed by bad sound systems at schools, churches, hotels, corporate auditoriums, and community events. Or the soft spoken speaker who thinks that because they have a microphone they don’t need to...