• Ummm, ah, and, you know, like, so, and, errr, etc ....... known officially as Vocal Interferences or Filler Language is the #1 presentation verbal mistake.  It is possible to eliminate these with concentrated effort, and it will go a long way towards professional perception if you reduce these. Why are fillers a problem? Creates a poor impression. They can affect your credibility and [...]

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     Over 30 years teaching public speaking, I developed 8-tips using the acronym D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y. to improve public speaking skills.  Previous articles covered ‘D’ for Distractions, 'E' for Extemporaneous and speaking notes. The 3rd acronym point is “L” = LOOKING GOOD, referring to an intentional and purposeful self-presentation for maximum professional perception. Many studies have [...]

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    During my 35 years teaching public speaking classes, I developed 8-quickly applied tips using the acronym D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y. to improve public speaking skills. We’ve already covered D= Distractions and 'E'=Extemporaneous. One of the ways to accomplish E is to use a good stage notes. Below are the mistakes speakers with poorly constructed stage notes make: 1. Poor eye contact. Most speakers [...]

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    E is for Extemporaneous in D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y by Michelle Moore Brady, Sage Forward Training, LLC

    Over 35 years teaching public speaking, I developed 8-quickly applied tips using the acronym D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y. to improve everyone’s public speaking skills quickly. In this new series I share these eight presentation tips. The first letter in D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y was the 'D' for Distractions, reviewed in the last submission. This 2nd factor 'E' is Extemporaneous, a key presentation goal towards [...]

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    In my 35 years teaching public speaking, I developed 8-quickly applied tips using the acronym D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y. to improve your public speaking skills. In this new series I will share excerpts from my longer training using D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y. = eight presentation tips. The first letter in D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y is 'D' for Distractions. This means avoiding anything that is distracting which might deliver[...]

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    Get your copy of The Money Room NOW! The Money Room, create an income stream renting rooms is OUT! Publisher Motivational Press released the book to Amazon September 2017. The book is a non-airnub story of a 20-year house-share experience to help others create an income stream renting rooms while avoiding common issues (i.e, late rent policies, tenant screen, and more). Get your copy now! [...]

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    Entrepreneurs must learn to present their ideas well! In this part 2 of 7 series, we're discussing entrepreneur pitch tips that can attract fans and funders. In part 1, we reviewed creating a 'hook' to grab the audience's attention. Now let's review making a WIFM promise to further gain audience attention. What's a WIFM promise? WIFM is an acronym which stands for “what’s in it for [...]

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    Entrepreneurs must talk well!  Entrepreneurs are people with a burning idea they believe is marketable, but to get that idea to market, entrepreneurs will have to attract fans (i.e., customers) and often funders (i.e., investors) to bring that idea to fruition.  As a college professor and communications trainer, I've been teaching people how to present and talk better for more than [...]

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    More than men have a "one track mind"  Part One of Three on "Semantic Noise"  "A one-track mind" is a much-stated accusation women toss at men.  In fact we all have a 'one-track-mind" when it comes to interpretation of words.  "Semantic Noise" is the potential to interpret words/language only one way when multiple interpretations exist.   Language mis-perception [...]

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    More than men have a "one track mind" Part TWO of Three on "Semantic Noise" In Part-One we discussed what Semantic Noise is, and now we will discuss why it exists. The contributing causes are: 1. All words are learned. We learn every single word we know and we speak more than dictionary meanings. This is the source of the issues. Let’s look at what complicates words. No word [...]

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