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Code-Switching in Public Speaking

  1. Suezy L Proctor says:

    Such a profound article. This feeling can go both ways; the same would apply in reverse – Caucasian speaking to an all Black audience. Your advice is spot on, Roquita, as this audience did not care one iota about the color of my skin but the content I was delivering. One way I found to overcome this kind of anxiety was by researching my audience as deep as I could, then weaving some of that info into my speech. The audience will know you care about them – walls come down pretty fast.

    • Roquita Johnson says:

      Yesss Suezy! They just want good good valuable content. And researching the audience definitely helps with knowing how you can connect better with them.

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