All humans instinctively watch each other’s face to assess the person’s emotional state by what their expression is telling us. Are they emotionally present and interested, or expressionless and dispassionate? Our face is remarkably communicative, able to deliver many emotions without uttering a single word. Moreover, unlike some forms of non-verbal communication, facial expressions are…

Like it or not, our eyes give us away, and your audience will be able to tell whether you are only ‘talking at’ or ‘connecting with’ them. Our eyes give people a deeper understanding of our emotions and how we are processing them on a psychological level. Therefore, making effective eye contact is crucial to…

Often, when building your brand, you will need to do it through a variety of channels. One of which is your ability to communicate clearly and concisely, with confidence and charm when promoting your products, skills, or services. You will need to speak well so that you can showcase your skills to your listener. You…

You’re introduced to the audience, and you’re walking on stage to applause. You stand before your listeners and smile, in a confident and relaxed way. As you’re standing there, before you’ve said a single word your listeners are taking in your appearance and forming a viewpoint as to whether you’re worthy of their attention. They…

As a public speaker, it is essential for the audience to hear clearly and understand what you are saying to them. One of the most frustrating aspects of communication—whether a trained public speaker or not—is when you are listening to someone speak and you’re working really hard to understand what they’re saying because they don’t…

There are some things to consider when dressing for success when public speaking. It’s difficult to please everyone, yet if you’ve done your research by asking the appropriate questions, then some of the clothing taboos can be avoided. For example, shirts that have sayings on them, particularly if the saying is potentially offensive to any…

What does deep breathing do? Your ability to deal with issues more efficiently – by being less reactive – improves dramatically as you learn to actively take deep breaths when faced with stressful situations. There are so many positives to learning to correctly deep breathe that it’s almost impossible to list them all. However, here…

Why you should warm it up before speaking Look after your voice and it will take care of you! What do I mean by that? Since your voice is unique – like your fingerprints – whether you like it or not, the information the sound of your voice communicates to people about you enables them…

Have you ever felt like a speaker was talking just to you? Has there ever been a time when you’ve listened to someone speak and felt connected to what is being said – as if the message is being delivered only to and for you? You might feel touched at a deeper level and feel…

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