Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Speaking (and how to avoid them) #7

Sin #7 Self-inflicted boredom If many of the previous “sins” can be fixed through rehearsal and preparation, sin #7 is one that needs a very different approach. Sad to say, there are times when speakers walk behind the podium or … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Speaking (and how to avoid them) #6

Sin #6 Rigour Mortis There is a school of thought that says that speakers should let their words do the talking and keep their body movements to a minimum. If this is true, not only is the podium a handy … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Speaking (and how the avoid them) #5

Sin #5 Getting Lost I want to start with an admission. When it comes to finding my way around a new city, I am pretty awful. In fact, when it comes to giving directions around places I know, you are … Continue reading

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Question Time – 1

How do you do know when you have thought enough about your audience and how do you know that you have done it…or more likely not? VT – Edinburgh Very good question! It’s all well and good to say “think … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Public Speaking (and how to avoid them) #4

Sin #4 Skipping Slides This week, I want to try a different approach. This time, I am going to describe a sin and let you tell me how to avoid it. It’s a nice common one and thinking about it … Continue reading

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