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Master a trembling voice in any speaking situation

Master a trembling voice in any speaking situation

Q. I am only afraid at the beginning of speaking in public, especially the moment I am about to open my mouth. Sometimes this leads to a trembling voice. However, after I start speaking, I calm down and become confident. Can you tell me how to overcome this? A. You...
Public Speaking: Smooth Delivery

Public Speaking: Smooth Delivery

Q AND A: 5 Easy Steps to Mastering Those Um’s and Ah’sQ. I say ‘uh’ and ‘um’ a lot in public speaking situations as well as conversations at work and in social settings, what impression does this give of me, and how can I stop?A. My...
Finding Your Natural Confidence

Finding Your Natural Confidence

A CONFIDENCE SUCCESS STORY I have been working with a successful business owner to build his confidence with public speaking. He has always been quite comfortable in professional settings.  Except – and this is a big except – he couldn’t control his...
5 Tips to Build Confidence as a Speaker or Performer

5 Tips to Build Confidence as a Speaker or Performer

Want to build confidence in your speaking or performing? These 5 principles worked wonders in a private coaching session with a successful businessman who had a serious fear of public speaking. But they will be helpful in any performance situation where you want to...
Do You Fear Speaking in Public?

Do You Fear Speaking in Public?

Do you have speaking fear? Of all the forms stage fright takes, the majority of us fear speaking in public the most. There have been repeated polls suggesting that 40 to 45 percent of people have a fear of public speaking. That’s nearly half!! The most common...