Got Moxie? All About the “It Factor”

It’s like the wind, knocked out of you. Atrophy permeates your ever muscle, vision tunnels inward—especially under the spotlights. And speaking? Forget it! You’re too worried about breathing. They say a fear public speaking is the most common phobia. But speaking isn’t so much the fear; failing to speak is. You forget your lines. Your [...]

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Public Speaking Training 101: How to eXcite Your Audience

Now, through our public speaking training 101 series, you’ve written your speech, varied your voice, and mastered your breath, so let’s talk about the rest of your physicality. So…how do you “X”cite your audience? Believe it or not, you’ll be using the same techniques that actors use. You can bring show business to your [...]

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You Don’t Have to Memorize Every Speech. Here’s When You Should Use a Teleprompter App

Stage fright attacks even the best of us. Standing in front of thousands of people, it is easy to succumb to the biological factors that zap our memory and rob us of confidence. The anticipation of being on stage makes almost everyone with a heartbeat nervous. In fact 75% of the US population has [...]

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Public Speaking Training 101: Breathe Deeply to Speak Powerfully

Industry leaders, great speakers, influencers, those with public speaking training—some people just do things differently—whether it's innovating, performing, planning, or breathing. Yes, we do literally mean breathing. Did you know that the difference between being viewed as powerful or timid lies in your breath? In fact, in our decades of experience in public speaking [...]

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Every Story is the Same | Will Schoder

Storytelling comes naturally to humans, but since we live in an unnatural world, we sometimes need a little help doing what we’d naturally do. Draw a circle and divide it in half vertically. Divide the circle again horizontally. Starting from the 12 o clock position and going clockwise, number the [...]

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TED Talk | The Beauty of Data Visualization | David McCandless

David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests in his TED Talk, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way [...]

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TED Talk | Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks) | Sebastian Wernicke

In a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis, Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating "the optimum TEDTalk" based on user ratings. How do you rate it? "Jaw-dropping"? "Unconvincing"? Or just plain "Funny"?

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