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How TalkitOut improves speakers - fast presentation skills public speaking Aug 16, 2021

Our TalkitOut Technique changes the way you prepare, the way you deliver, and the way audiences respond to, speeches and presentations.

It’s based on a simple reality… that we all communicate in two very different ways.

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Eight ways to ruin a presentation public speaking Mar 13, 2020

Many speakers dream of the chance to give a TED talk, standing in front of an audience of 1400, following in the footsteps of such acclaimed performers as Sir Ken Robinson and Jill Bolte Taylor.

Chris Anderson, the CEO of TED, says he thinks of a...

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Four speaking tips from Oscar winner Brad Pitt nerves public speaking Feb 16, 2020

Today’s quick quiz question: who recently said: “Speeches make me nervous. I’ve always been really tentative.”

OK, if you answered Brad Pitt, award yourself an Oscar.

Brad Pitt is no stranger to making speeches. This year...

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Looking for quick tips? Check these videos public speaking Dec 13, 2019

Have you checked out our 10 Second Tips yet? We’ve put together about 15 snippets of advice for presenters and speakers - and they’re all really short… around the 10 second mark.

Obviously in ten seconds we’re not going to...

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Tired of political bluster? Try this antidote public speaking Dec 12, 2019

If, as speakers and presenters, our only source of inspiration came from politicians, our spirits would be plumbing the depths. It’s easy to think that public discourse these days is dominated by bare-faced liars, cheats and dissemblers. Any...

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All about planning: sharpen your axe planning public speaking Nov 07, 2019

Don't be in too big a hurry to start writing that next speech or presentation. Remember that great quote by Abraham Lincoln:

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

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Put a name to the fear that's blocking your creativity big magic creativity elizabeth gilbert public speaking Oct 14, 2019

How much do you celebrate your creativity? How often do you thank it for being a part of your life and part of your speaking life? And what's holding you back from tapping in to your creativity - all the time? I want to share some tips I picked up...

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Lessons for all presenters from three strong speeches greta thunberg megan rapinoe michelle williams public speaking speeches Oct 12, 2019

Three powerful women; three powerful speeches. All delivered on the same day. Very different occasions, very different styles - but they demonstrated qualities that all speakers and presenters can learn from.

There was US soccer captain Megan...

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Don't let self-doubt sabotage your presentations motivational speeches presentations public speaking self-doubt Oct 11, 2019

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I have many clients who sabotage themselves when they speak, especially if they’re setting out to deliver an inspirational message.

There’s a niggling voice inside their...

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Top 3 tips for stressed out presenters and speakers deadline stress presentation tips public speaking Oct 10, 2019

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Your desk is piled high with work. You attend endless meetings. Your personal life is a roller-coaster of obligations and activities. Suddenly into this mix, you're asked to...

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Tips for taking the stress out of public speaking nervous speaker performance anxiety public speaking Sep 14, 2019

When you’d rather die than make a speech or presentation, your fear colours everything.

You look out at the audience and you see a room full of hungry lions and you’re the lone rabbit they’re focused on. You feel certain they are...

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Is it time to review your speaking style? presentations public speaking Sep 06, 2019

The holidays are over. This is a great time to take stock of how you've been creating and delivering your presentations in the past - and how you want to refine and upgrade those skills.

Take an objective look at your past presentations:

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