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5 Steps to Take to Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety

You're expected to stand in front of a roomful of people and speak confidently with your heart pounding and your stomach feeling awry. How do you push past those fears and give a winning presentation?<p>The vast majority of the population experiences some form of public speaking anxiety, whether it's …

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10 Tips to Make You a Better Public Speaker Now

Preparation is key to being a successful speaker. These tips will help you hit a home run on your next speaking gig.<p>Public speaking consistently tops lists of Americans' greatest fears, beating out heights, bugs, ghosts, and even those scary clowns that keep popping up in the woods.<p>Many people are …

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10 Ways to Improve Your Virtual Presentations

What to know before you go live.<p><i>- By Matt Abrahams | Stanford Business lecturer</i><p>As audiences go global and you need to reach more people through technology (including webinars, conference calls and teleconference), you must consider the challenges to connecting with a virtual audience. Here I …

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5 Top Designers On How To Create The Ultimate PowerPoint Presentation

Slide presentations usually suck–but a good designer can turn that around. Here are four tips for selling your ideas.<p>PowerPoints are awful. Long and uninteresting, they are the corporate drone of visual media–synonymous with endless meetings, academic conferences, and corporate retreats.<p>For graphic …

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Four Reasons Why Nobody’s Paying Attention To Your Presentation

Giving a powerful presentation is both an art and a science. Here’s a look at the science.<p>I see you, checking your smartphone under the table in the middle of the presentation. I’ve done it, too. In fact, during many presentations, <i>no one</i> in the audience is really paying attention.<p>Blame it on our …

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How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation

It’s not easy getting ready for a big presentation. The stakes can feel high, and in our desire for things to go well, the anticipation builds. Fear, anxiety, or even paralysis can kick in. What can you do to calm your nerves when this happens?<p><b>Observe, Accept, and Reframe</b><p>First, recognize that …

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Want to Give a TED Talk One Day? Take These Tips From a Master

Will the next viral TEDx Talk be yours?<p>A great TED talk has the power to change people's lives. For an entrepreneur, giving a TED talk can propel your career and personal brand to a whole new level.<p>Some of the biggest influences in my life have been TED talks from Brene Brown, Thandie Newton, Simon …

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7 Tricks to Master Public Speaking, According to the Guy Who Runs TED Talks

With a little practice and these tips, you could become the next TED Talk star.<p>Public speaking has been cited as the number one fear of Americans, but whether you're pitching to a VC firm or just talking to a small group of people in the office, it's a pretty big key to success. The point is, we …

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10 Tips For Giving Effective Virtual Presentations

What to know before you go live.<p>As audiences go global and you need to reach more people through technology (including webinars, conference calls and …