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Get Off the Public Speaking Racetrack: Slow Down When You Speak and Keep Your Audience Listening!

Do you speak like you’re racing in the Indy 500 in your public speaking? We’ve all been there. You’re panicking, your heart is thumping like a freight train, and all you want to do is race through your presentation and so you can sit down and hide. Here’s the thing:  If you race through your …

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Maria Tecce Voice and Speech Coach Author

Natural Born Speakers:  The Greatest Myth Ever Told

Great public speakers are made, not born. ‘Oh, she’s was born to be a public speaker.’  ‘He’s such a natural!’ Well… not really.  There’s a great myth that makes the rounds every now and then.  It purports that there are certain anointed people who came out of the womb with the skills to be amazing …

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See you on the big stage! Public speaking in action…

I love speaking on the big stage!   Folks, I am so stoked to be speaking for the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in the #RDS, Dublin next week on May 24th. These people are changing people’s lives everyday with their technology and innovations. I’ll be banging the drum about how public speaking …

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Maria Tecce Voice and Speech Coach Author

Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail: Preparation Is Key For Amazing Presentations

Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail:  Preparation Is Key For Amazing Presentations   I just got off Zoom with a client who is having a seriously bad day today.  She is wrapped up in feeling panicked and insecure about an upcoming high-stakes presentation. So. We did a deep dive into what is keeping her …

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Reset, Refocus, And Resume:  3 Secrets To Zoom Presentation Success When You Zone Out

We’ve all been there. You are halfway through a Zoom presentation or face to face meeting and you realize you’ve zoned out and gone on autopilot.  And you have no idea what you’ve just said for the last 5 minutes. Or you blank during a speech and can’t remember what you need to say next.  …

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Maria Tecce

Nerves vs. Excitement: How To Manage Nerves And Perform At Your Best

Nerves vs. excitement is a dichotomy that has flummoxed many coaches and performers alike. The question is: Which is which and how do you recognize which one you’re feeling? Here are 5 tips to recognizing when you’re feeling nervous/excited and what to do about it.