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How fear drives American politics

Does it seem like Washington has no new ideas? Instead of looking to build the future, it sometimes feels like the US political establishment happily …

6 Ways Public Speaking Can Help You Nail An Interview

By Ashish Arora<p>Landing a job interview is a bit like going on a first date: You’re excited the other person is interested but terrified you’ll come across as an idiot. Thankfully, there are ways you can make sure your prospective employer sees you in the best possible light. One of the best ways to …

Public Speaking

How To Overcome The Fear of Public Speaking

The first wave of nausea hit me as I was setting up my laptop.I instinctively held my breath and fought to force the feeling back from whence it came …

The Ten Commandments Of Public Speaking, Updated

For my last blog post of 2015, I’m inspired to update a post I did a few years back.<p>I. Thou shall speak authentically, avoiding all marketing BS and self-serving promotion. Thou shall sound as <i>little</i> like an American presidential candidate as possible, not trying to promise all things to all …

5 Easy Ways to Become a Better Public Speaker -- Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Speaking at events is a great way to enhance your status as an expert and generate PR for your business. However, becoming a great speaker is an art, not a science. The good news is that with some tips and some practice, you can leave a …

Public Speaking

10 Reasons Eye Contact Is Everything in Public Speaking

When you're in front of an audience, strategic eye contact has the power to change how people think of you. Here's why.<p>If there is one simple thing you can do to enhance your impact as a presenter, persuade others to see things as you see them, and make it more likely your audience will say yes to …

How To Give A Great Speech

The late Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford University has been viewed close to 8 million times on YouTube. Eight years after he delivered it, a text version still flies around the Web. The speech is as powerful for its message–stay hungry, stay foolish–as it is for its structure and …

Audience Analysis: A Guide for Speakers

<b>Self-centric speakers</b> deliver the speech they want to give, without concern for who is in the target audience or what they may be thinking, feeling, …

Data Science

6 Tips for Writing a Persuasive Speech (On Any Topic)

By far, the best way to learn how to write speeches is to read the great ones, from Pericles’ Funeral Oration, to Dr. King’s Mountaintop speech, to …

Joel Osteen: Train Your Brain To Be A Public-Speaking Rock Star

On June 7, 2014 Houston pastor Joel Osteen took the stage at a sold-out Yankee Stadium to deliver a sermon in front of 50,000 people. Many of those in attendance that Saturday night were no doubt part of Osteen’s global television audience, which now extends to millions of viewers in more than 100 …

The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her …

Tips and Tricks on How to Write a Great Self Introduction Speech

It's not that difficult to write a self introduction speech, that is both flattering and truthful. All you need is a proper sense of self, a little …

Creative Writing

How to Master Your Elevator Pitch | Inc.com

<b>As Thomas Jefferson said,</b> the most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. Perhaps that sentiment has never been more apt than in the age of Twitter. Brevity is an asset online, but in person it can be far more difficult to maintain. After all, no one is going to …

How to Speak Confidently in Public

Speaking in public is a fear for a lot of people, whether it's giving a speech, a toast at your friend's wedding, or being called on in class. …

A TED speaker coach shares 11 tips for right before you go on stage

Gina Barnett advises a speaker before the annual TED Conference. Below, her best last-minute public speaking tips. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED<p>The weekend …

20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks | Inc.com