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To Overcome Speaking Fear, Throw Away Your Mask

Aug 22, 2011 by Gary Genard

Let’s face it—for audiences, the message and the messenger are usually the same thing. You are the message your audience receives as much as anything you say. So you’d better be aware of the ... read more »

Putting Public Speaking Fear Into Perspective

Aug 21, 2011 by Gary Genard

Speech anxiety can affect your personal and professional career. It also makes public speaking less fun! Also, of course, you may miss out on work opportunities, get less sleep, and be generally more ... read more »

Broadcasting Complete Confidence as a Speaker

Aug 19, 2011 by Gary Genard

Try this simple experiment: Stand and expel all the air from your lungs until they are completely empty. What did that action do to your posture? read more »

Visualize Your Own Success as a Speaker

Aug 16, 2011 by Gary Genard

If you have an important presentation coming up, it's natural for you to be worrying about it. But you shouldn't obsess about it! In fact, the more you dwell upon possible outcomes of your talk, the ... read more »

Beyond Information: How to Connect with and Influence Audiences

Aug 10, 2011 by Gary Genard

Speeches and presentations offer uniquely rich opportunities to connect with and influence audiences. Every talk, pitch, lecture, or presentation is an occasion to change how people think, feel, and ... read more »

How to Be a Powerful Speaker

Aug 08, 2011 by Gary Genard

It's easier than you think to be a powerful speaker. read more »

Great Speaking? – It's About Performance Over Content

Jul 28, 2011 by Gary Genard

Are you married to your content instead of your true love, your audience? Too many public speakers are guilty of this crime of passion. To be in love with your information instead of your listeners ... read more »

The Successful Candidate: Using Speeches to Gain Voters' Trust

Jul 19, 2011 by Gary Genard

In politics, every voter looks for a candidate in whom he or she can believe. And candidates can win voters’ trust in many ways, some of which have more to do with whom the voter is than the ... read more »

Death of a Conscience: Rep. Weiner’s “Naughty Tweets” Press Conference

Jul 09, 2011 by Gary Genard

The words said, “I am deeply sorry.” But the media and millions of online and television viewers heard: “My feet are to the fire. Let me say what I have to say and get out of here as quickly as I ... read more »

General McChrystal’s Lesson in Dealing with Print Reporters

Jul 04, 2011 by Gary Genard

When the news broke that Gen. Stanley McChrystal was being fired by President Obama, I was conducting training at the U.S. State Department on how to deal with the media. My yearly Media Training ... read more »

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