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... to defeat stage fright. Fear comes when you fixate on the possible problems rather than on the goal you want to achieve or the process you’re using to reach it.
In tennis, you don’t look at the net. In golf, you don’t look at the sand trap. You look at the ball and focus on hitting through it.
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Or at least don't make them the star of the show.
You are the star. Your slides are your aides--your backup singers. Use them intermittently.
Keep the nature of the occasion in mind as you prepare your message. Every situation and audience is different.
Don't be tone-deaf. Your antennae must be sensitive to the need for formality or informality, seriousness or humor, words that work and words that won't.
There's no correlation between the length of a talk and its impact.
Have a good beginning, a strong ending, and put the two as close together as possible.
Leading up to the big speech at the end of the film, King George and his coach rehearsed over and over again–out loud!
You have to practice out loud to get a feel for how the words wil...
King George likely couldn’t help but feel he would never measure up to the likes of legendary orator Winston Churchill.
Have faith in your voice. The key is to develop one’s own style, also known as your “authentic voice.” That “authentic voice” will connect well with an audience.
King George VI’s success was assured as soon as he made the decision to work hard to become a more effective speaker.
One of the most important keys to improving is simple determination. If you’re serious about improving, you must speak regularly – at least once a week.
... is imperative for every successful business. Poor communication inevitably causes misunderstandings, confusion and conflicts that hinder productivity and professi...
It helps to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. It can help to defuse a potentially explosive dispute while bad communication can set it off.
Avoiding Difficult Conversations.
Reacting, Not Responding.
Not Keeping an Open Mind. Accept and respect differences, listen without judgment and consider all sides of an issue.