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Male speaker at lectern in empty auditorium testing microphone and warming up to deliver printed speech

Warming Up

    Good speakers often have elaborate pre-performance routines that go well beyond rehearsals of the words they’ll be delivering on stage.  I’ve written before about the need to rehearse before any important speech or presentation. But my focus here is on three other components, which can… Read More »Warming Up

    Man at home practising a prepared speech or presentation to bathroom mirror

    Giving It Oomph!

      Most actors and public speakers rehearsing before speaking to an audience will have heard this before from a well-meaning but impatient critic: “Just give it more oomph!”

      Businesswoman reading and looking anxious before speaking

      Reading aloud

        Have you noticed how many of us will find any excuse for not rehearsing their delivery before a speech or presentation?  Rehearsing is as normal as breathing for experienced speakers, but for those who aren’t born show ponies it often feels awkward. Best avoided, even… Read More »Reading aloud