Improve your Webcam Look

I really don’t want to see up your nose. Can you reangle your webcam, please? Do you recall watching the TV show, The Big Bang Theory, and how they would video chat? Every time Sheldon called Amy, he looks directly into the webcam. Now, I know what you’re going to say that it wasn’t a […]

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How To Do A Q&A Session

I started researching eye contact for a video and found myself taking notes on doing a Q&A session.  I’m not sure how that happened, but I have seen a lot of Q&A presentations over the years.  I could count on one hand how many were successful.  Many times it feels like the speaker runs out […]

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Why We Move When Speaking

If we ask people why they move or pace when talking, I think it would be safe to say they’re nervous.  I feel another reason is they create a natural, safe zone.  I have noticed this when I hold a baby in my arms. I automatically start bouncing the baby, either mimicking my mother’s bounce […]

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6 Public Speaking Tips You Need to Know.

6 Public Speaking Tips You Need To Know

Here are six public speaking tips that you can add to any speech and make an instant improvement. • Using fingers • Transitions • Eye Contact • Hand Gestures • Voice Inflections • Facial Expressions The key to improving your speaking skills is to write your speech/script out on paper. Once you see the words, you […]

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How to Use Eye Contact in your Speech

Learn 3 techniques on eye movement to help connect with your audience. The vertical, triangle, and grid systems are all useful, and you need to understand when to use them. • Vertical, small group • Triangle, medium-size group • Grid, a large group Infographic 3 Techniques on How to Use your Eye Contact in a […]

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Hand Gesture Infographic

How to Use Hang Gestures in a Speech • When talking in small groups, stay within the hand zone. • The bigger the group, the bigger the hand gesture needs to be for all to see. • Hand gestures are nonverbal communication so let your hands do some of the work. • Write your speech […]

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Learn How Hand Gestures Can Improve a Speech

Can hand gestures dramatically improve the quality of a speech?  We have all seen great speakers, and they use many tools to capture our attention.  One key tool is hand gestures.  This article is focused on hand movements and not body language.  I watched a Toastmasters International video and several speaking “gurus” who lump the […]

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Removing Ahs and Ums from a Public Speaking

Pause – The Internet loves telling people to replace ahs and ums with a pause or silence.  This is way easier said than done.  Standing in front of a group of people and watching them stare back at you is not easy, and most advanced speakers find it difficult to do.  Yet, with practice and […]

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21 Speaker Tips Infographics

Infographics are a great resource for information about tips & tricks on public speaking.  I have gathered 21 infographics on public speaking, and I’m sure there are still more to be found on the internet.  Each infographic has valuable information that can help you improve your public speaking skills. 1. Infographic: Using your Fingers as […]

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