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Public Speaking for Introverts: Unleash Your Superpower!

Do you consider yourself an introverted person? While you know that speaking in front of others is an essential part of your job or aspirations to move forward in your career, you can’t ignore the fact that delivering a presentation leaves you panicked and quaking in your boots. I get it, I do.  I would …

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Keep Your Voice Fighting Fit and Healthy for Public Speaking Success!

Keep Your Voice Fighting Fit and Healthy for Public Speaking Success!   Let’s face it:  your voice is your calling card and your main instrument as an actor, performer, and public speaking.  There’s no getting around the fact that if you want your instrument to play well for you, you have to look after it. …

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How To Speak Like a Pro:  7 Powerful Strategies for Effective Public Speaking

Mastering the art of public speaking is essential for students and young professionals, offering the potential to boost confidence, leave a lasting impact, and unlock exciting opportunities. You might think public speaking skills are just for the elite few who are born great speakers and presenters… but you would be woefully wrong. Public speaking skills …

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The Benefits of High School Theatre Training:  Public Speaking, The Courtroom, and Beyond!

The middle and high school years are a transformative period, marked by physical changes and profound emotional and psychological growth.  During this time, teenagers are trying to discover their identities and aspirations. While there are various avenues to navigate this journey of self-discovery, participating in theater offers surprising and enduring benefits that extend well beyond …

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The Power of Public Speaking for Premed Students: Turbocharging Your Path to Medical Success

For many premedical students, the thought of speaking publicly, especially to a large group or experts in their field, can be daunting. However, the development of public speaking skills is an invaluable opportunity for personal and professional growth that is often overlooked in premedical advising. Here are 4 areas where public speaking skills are essential …

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Public Speaking Anxiety: How To Train Your Brain for Speaking Success!

I’ve lived my life on stage. Ever since I was a kid I have felt most at home, free, and calm while I’ve been on stage and I’ve been lucky enough to make my living doing it. About 10 years ago I was asked to speak at an event about my life as a performing …

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3 Greatest Myths About Public Speaking & How To Bust Them!

There are a few myths about public speaking that make the rounds on a regular basis. Three of the most popular being that you have to be loud to be heard, that you have to be born a great speaker, and that introverts can’t do public speaking. Well, I’m here to tell you that those …

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4 Secrets For Public Speaking Success:  Vocal Exercises For Amazing Vocal Delivery!

As an actor, speaker, and performer I sometimes take my voice for granted and I forget how essential it is to my work. What I also take for granted are the tools I use every day to achieve amazing vocal presence.  I forget that my go-to public speaking vocal tools are not only effective for …

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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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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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