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Speech-Time Exclusive --, Pick up some public speaking social skills!
May 15, 2009
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Welcome to Speech-Time exclusive. Building public speaking skills is more than a one-time thing, and that's why we're writing this e-zine! Every other week, we'll give you the opportunity to take your public speaking to the next level.
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Welcome back to the latest installment of our newsletter. We strive to make public speaking as painless and enjoyable as possible. Welcome to all the new subscribers. Our membership is growing rapidly as the word gets out about our community.
This week, we'll be talking about...
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1. Your contributions, buying speeches.
2. "Quotes To Speak By"
3. Take the Opportunity.
1. Your Contributions
I'd like to remind you that you can contribute content to the site in a number of ways and on a variety of topics. If you have something to share about public speaking, href="/public-speaking-stories.html">share it!
Professional Speeches You Can Buy
While Speech-Time.com is all about writing speeches, we know that sometimes everyone gets short on time - at least, I do! So I reviewed a couple of websites where you can buy professionally-written speeches for those times when you just can't get your ready. Check them out at What to Do When You Need A Speech FAST.
Jim Rohn (1930- ), American author and motivational speaker, does not claim to teach novel ideas, but simply fundamental truths. His plain speaking provides motivation for countless speakers, entrepreneurs, and everyday people interested in bettering their lives.
"Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people."
No opportunity is too big or too small if you are dedicated to improving your skills.
3. Take advantage of any opportunity.
Just as a successful speaker must have a wide base of information to draw from, you also need to widen your experience base. How? At the risk of sounding trite, practice! A mirror makes a great audience. But, if that is too intimidating, try a convenient wall or dresser. You don't need an actual speech to practice, play with words, get the feel for how they fit together, how they work with and against each other. Think about what you want to impart to your audience, how to clearly express your ideas.
Yes, this is basic information, but as the old saying goes, practice really does make perfect, and the only way to get the style, sharpness, and clarity spoken of by Jim Rohn is to practice enough so it becomes second nature, and the audience will be yours.
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