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2 Things We Can Learn From Brian Williams

(To listen to my audio recording of this post, click on the white triangle below) A client remarked offhandedly in a rehearsal session yesterday, “When I actually give my talk, I’ll embellish that part of the story.” I laughed sarcastically, “Yeah! You could say you were hit by enemy fire!” I’m a public speaking coach. I

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“Zoom in on the Tears”- 3 Safeguards Against Using Emotion to Manipulate Your Audience

It’s my Faithful to Speak workshop and we’re talking about emotion in the context of public speaking. Joanne raises her hand, “But how do you know when you’re being manipulative? Using emotion because you know it will get to your audience?” Her question makes me dig deep. And it takes me back to a late

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The Place Between Panic and Rock Star

(To hear the audio recording of this blog post, click on the white triangle in the black line above)   “I’m not really a speaker; I’m more of a writer,” Jordan, a participant in my public speaking workshop, explains. Her dark brown hair frames her pretty face. “What do you write?” I ask. “My blog.  It’s trustingadventure.com.”

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