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  • 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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