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A to Z Challenge: Z is for the Zen of Public Speaking

This may be stretching the meaning of the word a little…

Much has been covered in this series. From dealing with nerves, to industry talks and general speeches, how to use words and language to good effect and tips on using your voice.

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A to Z Challenge: Y is for You and the Yin and Yang of Public Speaking

Much of what has been covered in this series (click here for all the posts) sounds logical and straightforward. With preparation and practice it is! One thing is reading and cognitively understanding. The other thing is to actually experience it.

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A to Z Challenge: X is for X-Men of Public Speaking

Try and find a word starting with an “x” to do with public speaking and…well…not easy! At the time of compiling the editorial calendar for this challenge I had just watched X-Men: Days of Future Past and an idea struck.

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A to Z Challenge: W is for Words

Communication is all in the language. Your message will be understood or not understood based on the words you use. This is pretty obvious. There are other considerations when choosing the right words to convey your message. This is what the rest of this post is about.

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A to Z Challenge: V is for Voice and Vocal Variety

Some people have voices that carry naturally to all corners of the room. Others need training and practice.

This post is all about the technique of finding your voice, and will not go into any psychological aspects of “finding your voice”. I am not qualified to provide information in this regard. So, to the techniques…

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