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Sins of public speaking
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Sins of public speaking

Public speaking mistakes to avoid 18 Public Speaking Mistakes to put your audience into a state of coma Be kind to your audience 1) Not preparing for the speech As a speaker, you should always respect your audiences time.  Don’t be overconfident and please do yourself a favour and thank me later.  Don’t go on...

Storytelling secrets: The 4th S of storytelling
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Storytelling secrets: The 4th S of storytelling

Storytelling can be overwhelming sometimes because there are multiple techniques, structures and secrets which can be used. Some of the storytelling secrets or techniques are complex to understand and it takes a little bit of experience to understand and apply. Some of the techniques are straightforward but sometimes we struggle to implement them perfectly. Most...

Alan Monroe’s motivated sequence-Ultimate technique for crafting a Motivational speech/persuasive speech
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Alan Monroe’s motivated sequence-Ultimate technique for crafting a Motivational speech/persuasive speech

What is Monroe’s Motivated sequence for crafting a motivational speech or persuasive speech? Monroe’s Motivated speech sequence was structured by Alan Monroe (Alan Houston Monroe; 22 April 1903 – 26 January 1975)  an American Psychologists, author and powerful orator. He carefully studied the art of persuasive speech/motivational speech and utilised his psychological expertise in developing...

11 things to avoid while starting a speech
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11 things to avoid while starting a speech

First impression is the last impression. By the time you are on stage your audience has already analysed you and passed a judgement about you subconsciously. It’s very easy to say don’t judge someone instantly but fortunately or unfortunately depending upon the situation, our brain is programmed for that. Remember, the first 7 seconds of...

13 powerful techniques to open your speech or presentation
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13 powerful techniques to open your speech or presentation

The first 7 seconds of your speech or presentation is one of the most crucial seconds to grab your audience’s attention. If the opening of your speech or presentation is not interesting, unique or different, then there is a high chance of losing your audience’s attention. So we need to make your opening of speech...

Speech Writing Format: Guide to write a speech
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Speech Writing Format: Guide to write a speech

If you are new to writing a speech or crafting a speech then it can be overwhelming sometimes. When I was writing my first speech, I was enthralled. Back then for me, speech writing was just a collection of sentences and information. And then when I dived deeper into it, I realised there are many...