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Fearless presentations: 5 small things that will make a big difference

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  Public speaking is not only in the top 10 list of things people are afraid of doing, it’s #1! The 14 Worst Human Fears When a team of market researchers asked 3000 Americans “What are you most afraid of?” many fears were named — Speaking before a group comes in as #1 Biggest Fear (with percentage of the group that named it as their biggest fear): 1 Speaking before a group 41 2 Heights 32 3 Insects and bugs 22 3 Financial Problems 22 3 Deep water 22 6 Sickness 19 6 Death 19 8 Flying 18 9 Loneliness

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Top 5 Presentation Tips for the Non-Presenter

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  It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. ~ Mark Twain Excellent presentation skills are something we think a consultant, trainer, or professional speaker should do well, right? Sure. But it’s just as important for the average person – the non-presenter – to have some good public speaking skills. Whether you are asking for a raise, interviewing for a job, giving a report at a meeting, asking for money for a project, or just about anything else, you need to do a good job getting your point across in a compelling way. It doesn’t

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Fearless presentations: 5 awesome public speaking tips

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  It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. ~ Mark Twain Are you Glossophobic? Glossophobia – the fear of public speaking Did you know that the most people would rather die than speak in front of an audience?  It comes before death and even spiders! Now that we know that being scared of speaking in public is normal, how do you get over that fear? Not to worry! Here are 5 great tips to gain the confidence you need to become comfortable speaking in front of any crowd: 1. Know your audience. This should always

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Does Public Speaking Make You Nervous?

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I am pleased to announce Cornerstone’s first guest blogger, Jackie Ferrado! Whether you have to speak to large groups or small, do a formal presentation or have an informal conversation, give a briefing or teach a class, you might experience some levels of anxiety.  Developing some speaking skills and learning new techniques will help alleviate some of that anxiety and help you “speak—- easy”! Speak Easy will be a monthly guest post by Jackie.  Please leave a comment and let us know what you think! Speak Easy: Public Speaking Makes Me Nervous A few weeks ago I was preparing to

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