Public Speaking: Responding to Social Media

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Wow, what a blunder! Could you believe that post on Facebook in response to that other post? What was he thinking? What post? I’ll bet that when you started reading that, something came to mind for you. It might have been something you read, something you wrote, or just something you heard about. Either way, the […]

Speaking tips: Blogging for Speakers

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What is the point of a blog? I’ve heard, read, and even asked this question myself in the past. In an early assessment, I thought that a blogger fell into one of these categories: 1. Someone who wanted to be discovered as a writer or reporter. 2. Someone with way too much free time on […]

The book: Talk to the Human

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I’m thinking that Talk to the Human – taking your communications off-line and on-point will be about using interpersonal communications skills, but with the twist of social media and other on-line communications thrown in. First, a section for on-line communications: Chapter 1 – definitions for on-line communications, such as social media, e-mail, blogging and the like. Chapter […]

Public Speaking: Editing for Speakers

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What is the difference between writing and editing? For the purpose of this post, and to help draw a contrast to yesterday’s post “Writing for Speakers“, I’ll define these terms simply as follows: Writing is the process of putting your thoughts on paper (or the Internet) Editing is the process of making your writing palatable to others […]

Public Speaking: Writing for Speakers

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Should a speech be written before it is practiced and presented? I’ve heard a variety of answers to that question, and I’ve even made different choices in my own speaking experience. In this post, you’ll learn some specific tips on when you should answer yes, and when you may want to answer no. Sometimes, the answer […]