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Public Speaking Tips: Lessons From Former US President Ronald Reagan

If you want public speaking tips, what are the ten insights you can learn from former US President Ronald Reagan who was known as 'The Great Communicator'.

The news of the death of former US President Ronald Reagan at 93 in June 2004, has again focussed the world's attention on both his achievements and great communication skills.

So what can we learn about life, business and success from Reagan?

Well, after reading the tributes that have poured in for the man they called 'The Great Communicator,' here are my 10 insights.


Public Speaking: Top 5 Mistakes Speakers Make While On Stage


Public speaking is known as one of the most powerful ways to market your business. As a professional speaker and public speaking trainer, I have the opportunity to see many great speakers on stage. One trend that is on the rise is non-speakers who are smart enough to use public speaking to market their businesses. And it's great!

You Can Learn to Become an Efficient Public Speaker

The fear of public speaking is very real for a lot of people. It actually ranks so high on the list that it has been shown that the fear of death actually takes a back seat to it.

At some point in your life, you have probably had the occasion to speak to a large audience. Of course large is relative. To some, it can be any number larger than zero, where others dont start to get uncomfortable until the number reaches over a hundred.

Public Speaking Skills: First Principle of Great Communication

We all need public speaking skills, even if it's only the skill of asking a question at a local meeting of the Parents and Teachers' Association. Over the years I have seen even very experienced public speakers forget the most basic principle of oral (spoken) communication.

Tips To Help You Become A Better Speaker

Public speaking is something that frightens a lot of folks but in reality, there's not that much to be afraid of. Believe it or not but one can actually improve their speaking skills, how is that possible, you ask?

10 Tips to Improve Public Speaking Skills

When I ask my audiences their number one challenge with public speaking, they overwhelmingly say, “to overcome the fear of public speaking.” It's okay to have "butterflies.” The key is how to get them organized, focused and flying in formation. Here are 10 tips for delivering a more powerful, persuasive presentation. Practice these techniques consistently to improve public speaking skills.

How You Can Overcome Anxiety About Public Speaking


In a recent survey the fear of public speaking was rated No. 1, even beating the fear of death! Comedian Jerry Seinfeld quipped, "That means that at a funeral the average person would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy!" Even the most experienced speaker gets anxious when speaking in public. However, this fear can be controlled and even used to advantage. This article teaches us why people are nervous when speaking in front of a crowd and how you can conquer your fear. Let's look at three areas of concern:

Fear of the Audience

Public Speaking - How To Engage With Your Audience

There are four essential elements that you need to master ifyou are ever going to be a successful public speaker andfully engage with your audience.

Eye Contact

Over 80% of your impact is going straight into your audiences look at them...not the floor or the
walls or the ceiling or at your visual aids...look at the people.

Improving How You Speak In Public

Feeling less confident when speaking in public? Here are some tips to boost your confidence in public speaking.

Tip no. 1. You should have eye contact with the audience all the time.

Tip no. 2. You should just relax. You know now by heart what you intend to say. Just do it.

Public Speaking: The First 3 Minutes

This is it! You've landed your first Public Speaking engagement. You've have prepared and rehearsed. You are all ready to give your best presentation ever.

As you begin you have exactly 3 minutes of your presentation to grab the audience attention and build rapport to ensure they buy in to what you have to say.

In the first 3 minutes of your presentations, your audience is sizing you up. They are deciding whether they like you and whether are you worth listening to. If you lose your audience in the first 3 minutes you will be playing catch up for the rest of the presentation.

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