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Sep 25, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Reframe your Anxiety

 

Anxiety and excitement are closely related so if you’re nervous before speaking, reframe it in your has as excitement. Tell yourself how excited you are at this opportunity. The physical symptoms — jitters, racing heart, etc. are very similar so give your brain a different...


Sep 18, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Don’t Apologize

 

Or more specifically, don’t start your talk by apologizing to the audience for the talk they are about to hear. It comes across as an appeal for pity. When you do that it means you are starting from a position of weakness rather than one of strength.

 

The opening few moments of your...


Sep 3, 2019

2-Minute Tip: Slow Down

 

Many speakers take the stage with their adrenaline pumping as the try to stifle their nerves or live in the exciting moment. Many times, they end up speaking to quickly. So try to slow down.

 

When we speak, we are often excited about, or at least familiar with, our topic. Our tendency is to go...