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Preparing for a Speech

Preparing for a speech is always an excellent idea, and the way people usually go about doing so is by going over what they wrote and practicing aloud. However, there are a few points one should always remember as he

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Confidence, Voice, and More

One of the best ways to make sure your speech rocks is to evaluate your stage presence. Appearing confident takes more work than you would imagine. The best way to gain confidence is to really understand your topic! It has

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Group Experiences

It is no secret that groups and group projects are not always easy to navigate. Not surprising when there are so many people involved in one assignment and so much is on the line. This week, I’d like to share

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Brain Power and CALL

Picture this: You’re standing in front of 30 other students, ready to give your first speech. This morning you felt okay about it, but now your stomach is in knots. All of the sudden, you freeze. You can’t remember how

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Building your speech

The first step of public speaking involves choosing your topic. In choosing your topic, you must consider your audience as well as yourself, considering what you and your audience find interesting. In addition, you should consider the purpose of your

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Engage your Audience

Have you ever sat in a class and listened to a speech that had you on the edge of your seat the entire time? What made that speech so interesting? What did the speaker do that kept my attention? One

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Manage that Anxiety!

Everyone who has had to give a speech knows what it is like to feel nervous, anxious, and maybe even downright terrified! The positive news is that you can control your inner thoughts to be to your benefit! Here are

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Using Your Nerves

Nerves are a natural experience when it comes to public speaking. In fact, for many people it is even a phobia. But a certain degree of nerves can actually be used to fuel your speech. Take advantage of the anxiety

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How does story telling correlate to Communication?

Since the beginning of time humans have communicated is some form or another, whether it was through verbal or nonverbal communication. Before the first written languages came about, there was no other form of passing down history from generation to

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Benefits of a CALL Visit

Your first encounter with public speaking may scare you, it may even make your voice wavy or squeaky, or it may even make you sweat… a lot, but I’m here to tell you that those can all be limited and

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