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It's Time to Say Goodbye to Your Public Speaking Anxiety

Posted by Bridget Beirne

October 23, 2015

bridget-beirne-1.pngGlossophobia. It's not the fear of lip gloss, or glasses, or glossaries. Instead, it's the very, VERY common phobia that reportedly 75% of us struggle with in one way or another: the fear of public speaking. (And we all know the old stat about people being more afraid of speaking in public than, oh, actually dying.)

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Topics: Public Speaking, Public Speaking Training, Presentation Skills Training

Painless Public Speaking Tips for On-site Conference Delivery Prep

Posted by Elizabeth Levey

June 15, 2015

by Elizabeth Levey

We work with a lot of speakers preparing for large conferences all around the globe. In addition to helping presenters craft and structure their presentations, we spend a great deal of time teaching and honing the technique of great presenting.  But when you arrive and are thrust into the excitement and the madness of your conference environment, there are a few additional elements and public speaking tips you must consider to make sure your conference delivery will be a knock out.

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Topics: Public Speaking, Presentation Skills Training, Conference Delivery

Why You Need to Be Fearless in a Storytelling Speech

Posted by Tom Frey

March 21, 2014

Effective business storytelling in a professional presentation requires being fearlessly YOU.

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Topics: Building Relationships, Public Speaking, Communication, Presentations, Public Speaking Training, Acting, Business Storytelling, Presentation Skills Training, Professional Communication Skills

How to "Raise the Stakes" like an Actor for a Storytelling Speech

Posted by Elizabeth Levey

March 20, 2014

by Elizabeth Levey

Actors know all about "raising the stakes" in a scene. Understanding that concept for a professional presentation can turn your mild-mannered talk into a powerful storytelling speech.

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Topics: Building Relationships, Public Speaking, Presentations, Public Speaking Training, Acting, Business Storytelling, Presentation Skills Training, Professional Communication Skills

#ForEveryStage

Posted by Eric Bergeron

March 18, 2014

"All the world's a stage"

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Topics: Public Speaking, Communication, Presentations, Acting, Theatre, Professional Presence, General, Business Storytelling