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Using the Benjamin Franklin Effect to Connect with Your Audience

Speakers are constantly looking for new ways to connect with their audiences and create positive ethos. Here's a theo...

Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect

Poor quality practice has the potential to create poor quality performance. Yes, you should practice a lot. But you s...

How to Cope with Public Speaking Nerves

We may have varying degrees of nervousness, but nearly all of us feel some kind of nervous energy before we present. ...

3 Things to Consider When Arranging Audience Seating

The seating arrangement for your presentation should accomplish three things: minimize distractions, maximize audienc...

Do You Have Communication Anxiety?

Everyone has some level of apprehension when communicating with others. The key is to figure out how much anxiety you...

What Made the "I Have a Dream" Speech So Powerful?

What made the "I Have a Dream" speech so famous? A combination of three things: the language used, the Kairos surroun...

The Public Speaking System, Part 6: Perception

White and gold. Blue and black. Yanny. Laurel. Differing perceptions are a fact of life. We filter everything we take...

The Public Speaking System, Part 5: Channel

A speech is a channel. It’s a face-to-face meeting between communicators. But don’t rely on this one channel to do al...

The Public Speaking System, Part 4: Symbols

Symbols are what communicators use to help their audience members reconstruct ideas. In other words, when used effect...

The Public Speaking System, Part 3: The Message

A speech isn't an isolated thing. It's part of a large system with many moving parts. In this post, we cover three sp...

The Public Speaking System, Part 2: People

We are continuing to explore the incredible workings of the public speaking system. In this post, we look at the spea...

The Public Speaking System, Part 1: Context

The public speaking system is made up of 6 parts that all work together. Let's talk about the context which involves ...
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