Overcome your Fears & Become a Great Speaker

Originally posted on CompleteCampaigns.com and written by Randall P. Whatley All the great speakers were bad speakers at first. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1860 You are already a great speaker. You give great presentations every day. Think about how often you successfully communicate your ideas to loved ones, co-workers, or acquaintances. You make a simple […]

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Effective Speaking for Candidates

Whether you are participating in a debate, at a community forum or communicating with the media, your most important objective should be to make your point clear and memorable.

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Fine Tuning Your Presentation

How to prepare introductions:
Often the hardest part of making a presentation is getting started. Once you begin, adrenaline kicks in, you become excited talking about your topic, and you find that the experience is actually enjoyable. Following are five easy ways to begin a presentation.

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How to Choose the Right Political Consultant

How do you choose the right political consultant for your campaign? In short, interview thoroughly. Do not hire strictly on the advice of a close friend or relative or someone you know who once hired a consultant. What was best for them might not be best for you.

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Making Your Speech Count

Studies have shown that an audience bases their judgment of the quality of a speaker as follows:
Body Language: 55%
Vocal Qualities 38%
Words 7%
Over 93% of your perception as a speaker is from factors other than what you say!

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Presentation Development

Presentations should always be tailored to your audience. Your knowledge of the audience to which you will speak is an important factor in the success of your presentations. When you understand your audience, their existing knowledge of your topic, and their desires, you can present from their point of view and give examples that relate to their interests.

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Types of Presentations

The following is an overview of several common types of presentations and their purpose. Each presentation type requires a specific organization technique to assure they are understood and remembered by the audience. The suggested organizational structure is also provided.

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Overcome your Fears & Become a Great Speaker

Think about how often you successfully communicate your ideas to loved ones, co-workers, or acquaintances. You make a simple point. You choose language that they understand and to which they can relate. You answer their objections satisfactorily.

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