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

For many premed 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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Be Brief, Be Brilliant, Be Gone: Ace Your Virtual Presentations Like A Pro

Be Brief, Be Brilliant, Be Gone: Ace Your Virtual Presentations Like A Pro   If you haven’t heard the old maxim ‘Be Brief, Be Brilliant, Be Gone’, it’s an old chestnut that has been attributed to everyone from Winston Churchill to Franklin D Roosevelt. When it comes to virtual presentations, nothing could be more true. …

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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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5 Public Speaking Secrets To A Sensational ‘Alternative Virtual Interview’ (or How To Ace Your AVI)

5 Public Speaking Secrets To A Sensational ‘Alternative Virtual Interview’  There’s a new kid in town since Covid.  It’s called the Alternative Virtual Interview (AVI) and it’s been making the rounds in business for the last couple of years. Gone are the days when Round 1 of the interview process meant meeting potential employers face …

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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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