3 Presentation Skills You Can Practice Any Time

3 Presentation Skills You Can Practice Any Time

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According to a recent study from the book Resonate, 86% of business executives agreed that improved presentation skills would directly impact their career and income level. The trouble is that only 25% of executives practice more than two hours for high-stakes presentations. The business world tends to downplay the importance of public speaking practice, and most think that natural talent is the only factor that separates the good presenters from the mediocre. Since you probably don’t have a willing public audience ready to watch you practice every day, here are some skills you can practice as you go about your day. Talk slower Unless you’re James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman, you can probably speak slower. Practice slowing down your words and over-pronouncing each syllable ever so slightly. You’ll be…
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Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

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Scott Berkun’s Confessions of a Public Speaker is an enjoyable read with lots of nuggets and insightful information. The book explores what he has learned as a professional public speaker, the nature of the business, and general speaking tips and suggestions for those looking to make the jump. Here’s my complete review. What I liked After reading this book, it’s hard not to like Scott as a person. He’s funny, interesting, and quirky enough to leave you wanting more. I enjoyed his description of how he answers when people ask him what he does for a living. If he says he’s a writer, they’re disappointed he’s not an ultra-famous one. If he says he’s a public speaker, they think he’s an awful motivational-speaker type, and if he says he’s a…
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