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Speaking Quickly is KILLING Your Power

by Terry Gault Ramit Sethi shares his view (which aligns with ours) about speaking too quickly: “You can almost guess how old someone is by how fast they talk.  It’s a HUGE red flag when you are trying to communicate and convey experience …”  He is the author of the NYT bestseller, “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” and studied technology/psychology at Stanford. You’ll see the before and after results.  After a little bit of...

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10 Most Common Rookie Mistakes in Public Speaking

by Terry Gault Having coached clients on presentation skills since 1997, I’ve noticed some clear patterns in the behavior of inexperienced presenters. The list follows with detailed explanations below. I’ve included suggestions on how to be more effective. • Using small scale movements and gestures • Speaking with low energy • Playing it safe • Not preparing enough • Not practicing enough • Preparing too much material • Rushing • Data centric presentations • Avoiding...

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