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May Speaking Tips

May 3, 2021

Calm your jitters with deep breathing exercises

When people are anxious, they tend to take quick, shallow breaths. This so-called “chest breathing” can signal the fight-or-flight response – not the ideal state of mind before making a presentation! Here are a variety of deep breathing exercises, from alternate-nostril breathing to “box” breathing, from Verywell Mind to help you quiet stage fright.

The Laws of presentation: Read, study and apply them

According to international speaking coach and author Fred E. Miller, there are nine, very specific, tested and proven presentation laws that are essential to giving high-quality talks.

Get better at public speaking by saying less

The need to be brief, to cut to the chase, and to avoid any extraneous information is essential if you want to be an effective communicator, writes public speaking trainer and Speaking Savvy blogger Lisa Evans.