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  • Look at me when talking! The E, Eye Contact in d.E.l.i.v.e.r.y.

    Eye contact is THE number one nonverbal that communicates strong messages, both positive impressions and 180* polar opposite negative ones if performed incorrectly. On stage, there are NO good messages that come from making poor eye contact. Sharing insights gained over 35-years teaching public speaking, this article helps you avoid public speaking mistakes with this significant message-making [...]

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    Speak Up! Voice in Delivery

    Over the 35 years teaching public speaking, I developed 8-tips using the acronym D.E.L.I.V.E.R.Y. to quickly improve public speaking skills.  Sharing these tips so far, ‘D’ for Distractions, and 'E' for Extemporaneous, I=vocal interferences, and 4th is V=Vocal Variety. Every public presenter should consider these voice factors: 1). tone; 2) volume/projection; 3). rate; 4). pitch;[...]

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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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