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A few days ago, I was working with one of my clients on how to handle a speaking situation that strikes fear in the hearts of many:  IMPROMPTU SPEAKING. This feels intimidating for good reason! You had no time to prepare in advance and don’t want to look incompetent in front of your audience, whether […]

Confidence, Content, Nervousness, Speaking Tips, Speaking Tools

June 3, 2024

Use this technique for Impromptu Speaking

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You’ve probably heard (or even said) this oft-repeated “fact”: All communication is 7% what we say and 93% how we say it. WELL…THIS IS ACTUALLY NOT ACCURATE. Psychology professor Dr. Albert Mehrabian came up with this rule while working at the University of California, Los Angeles. Over the years, it has been misinterpreted and the […]

Content, Engagement, Speaking Tips

June 5, 2023

No, Delivery is NOT more Important than Words

I want to speak, but I don’t know what to talk about… I don’t have any interesting stories to use… I really don’t have any experiences others would be that interested in hearing about… All LIES!! Listen, you have SO much speech content inside of you that you’d be AMAZED. You don’t think you have […]

Content, Preparation, Writing

October 21, 2022

How do I find Speech Content??