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5 Essential Tips for Spokespeople

The number one thing spokespeople fail to do when talking to a reporter is breathe. It sounds simple, but the reflexive thing to do when you’re nervous is to hold your breath in preparation for fight or flight! If you … Continue reading

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Free Speakers’ Training Videos

FREE Training Information! This week only! LinkedIn has named October 24-30 the Week of Learning During the entire week, LinkedIn members will be able to access its library of over 5,000 courses on LinkedIn Learning, entirely for free. Be sure … Continue reading

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Trump vs. Clinton, and the winner is . . .

The Donald hasn’t tapped out, but a series of flip flop statements had viewers of the first presidential debate wondering what inaccuracies he might manufacture next. The Toronto Star reported there were 34 Trump falsehoods declared in the debate, compared to Clinton’s four … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness for Spokespeople

Situational awareness is about being present in the moment and aware of events occurring around you that affect your circumstances. It is often attributed to physical activities, for example a quarterback has a sense for where everyone is on the … Continue reading

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How to Be a Better Speaker

If you want to be a better speaker you need to understand what your audience feels as they listen and watch you perform. And yes, it is a performance. If you think of it as anything but, you’ve already lost … Continue reading

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Technical Experts Make the News

A subtle, but substantial move is afoot in the news world. Most people who manage corporate communication know that the newspaper model has changed quite radically over the past few years, and so has television. Radio news has also evolved, … Continue reading

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Speech Silenced by Political Correctness

Political correctness is wreaking havoc on our society. Sometimes, the smallest misstep while giving a speech or speaking with a reporter, or even talking to the people whom know and trust you, can start a war of words that destroys … Continue reading

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