Author Archives: speakingtall

VIDEO: SpeakingTall Does DIY Crafts

So, I know this has nothing to do with speaking, but I thought I would share a quick video I made this weekend. We recently purchased a t.v. stand and I needed to spruce it up with a bit of … Continue reading

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How to Tell Someone to Sit Down and Shut Up

I need your help on this one. Recently, I booked a presenter for a symposium. This individual was one of several speakers. After sending several emails prior to the session, we were both under the understanding (or, so I thought) … Continue reading

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Speak Like an Oscar Winner: Two Public Speaking Tips to Practice Spontaneity

I found the Academy Awards to be a bit……..well, boring (and apparently, those checking their cell phones did, too). But, of course I soldiered through it so that I could write a post for my wonderful readers.  You’re welcome. In … Continue reading

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Take Charge of your Technology: 9 Tips to Help Avoid a Disaster

I just recently did a presentation that went totally wrong. So, wrong, that I scrapped the entire thing and just went Old School – without the PowerPoint.  I just relied on my good ‘ol voice and charming style. 😉 Technology … Continue reading

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Speak Like Adele: 2 Public Speaking Tips from a Soulful Singer

The Grammy’s were all about Adele last night. So, I thought I’d jump on the Adele train, too. Truthfully, I’ve been on the Adele train for a long time now ever since I heard her soulful voice a few years … Continue reading

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What are You Really Afraid of?

Fear. Since I am speaking more often – for work and with Toastmasters – I have noticed I see less fear when standing in front of a crowd of people (especially after having completed my 10th speech).  But still, that … Continue reading

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Video: You’re Looking at a Brand Spanking New Competent Communicator!

I just completed my 10th Toastmasters speech and earned my CC designation! Woohoo. Go Me! A year ago, I wouldn’t have imagined being as confident as I am now in public speaking (although, I do realize I still have room … Continue reading

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