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Introductions While Hosting a Small Church Group in a Parish Hall reception or setting  starstarstarstarstar
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A: One of the ...

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Q: I'm in the 8th grade and trying to form ideas to write about in a speech contest that is a month away. The topic is optimism. Help?

A: Good luck ...

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Q. Is there a time just to remain silent? For example, when people are filing in to hear a training presentation, is it a good idea to stand still and ...

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Q. I need a simple, general topic for the time duration of 3 minutes. What makes a good short public speaking topic?

A. Short speeches are the hardest,...

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Q: I have a question about ethics in public speaking: why are they important? Why do they actually matter for just a speech?

A: Good question. Ethics ...

How Do You Get People to Smile?  Not rated yet
Q. How do you persuade people to smile?

A. Smile at them yourself.

Really though, whenever you are giving a speech, some of the most important ...

Argumentative Speech  Not rated yet
Q. What is the best topic for an argumentative speech?

A. Well, don't we all wish that there was an easy answer to that question! I think we'd usually ...

How to 'Sensitize' Audience With Public Speaking  Not rated yet
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How to Choose A Public Speaking Topic  Not rated yet
Q. I'm little bit confuse to choose topic for my public speaking.

A. It's normal to be confused about how to choose a public speaking topic. It's ...

Choosing a Speech Topic With Language Barriers  Not rated yet
Q. English is mine second languag, I have to do my persuasive speech and I am not sure which topic is good. Please help me thanks.

A. Well, we can'...

Audience Analysis and Speaking Material  Not rated yet
Q. How does your audience analysis help you to determine the type of supporting material you need?

A. Good question. First, let's consider a case ...

Olivia (RRP Patient)  Not rated yet
My question is what breathing techniques would benefit me as a RRP patient? I seem to run out of breath before I get my sentence out, but I'm breathing ...

Asking a questions during your speech and answering it yourself.  Not rated yet
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Social and Economic Importance of Public Speaking  Not rated yet
Q. What is the social and economic importance of public speaking? What social and economic impacts can public speaking have?

A. Broad question, but ...

Commendation and Recommendation - Introducing Your Analysis  Not rated yet
Q. When you are evaluating a speaker and you have come up with commendation and recommendation,what do you do about the introduction or the beginning. How ...

Q. In a seven to ten minute speech what is the average amount of words one is able to say?  Not rated yet
A. Well, the world record is held by Steve Woodmore at 595 words/minute, so at that rate you'll need more than 4,000 words for a 7 minute speech!

That'...

Help with a speech  Not rated yet
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Public Speaking Anxiety  Not rated yet
Q: 1. What is public speaking anxiety?
2. How do we know that we have public speaking anxiety?
3. May we apply cognitive behavior therapy to conquer ...

speech topics  Not rated yet
Q: What is a good topic for a grade 7 speech that has to be 3-5 minutes long?

A: A good rule is to speak about what you know. Practically any part ...

Youth Court  Not rated yet
Q: I'm a member of Youth Court, and needless to say, public speaking is an important part. Any tips?

A: Good question Justin. Probably the most ...

My question is...  Not rated yet
Q: When I go up to do a speech, I play it safe and show no emotion. How can I overcome this?

A: Interesting question Edd! By its very definition,...

Choosing a Topic  Not rated yet
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A: The opportunities here are practically endless. However, like an aspiring ...

Final Project  Not rated yet
Q: I have to do a final project on any area in the field of speech. This is my first time taking a speech class. Any ideas? The research will be up to ...

My question is... managing speaking anxiety  Not rated yet
Q: Can you tell me activities to reduce speaking anxiety and nervousness?

A This is a great question, as anxiety and nervousness are things most ...

What is the importance of public speaking?  Not rated yet
Q: What is the importance of public speaking?

A: This is a seemingly simple question with a rather complex answer! Public speaking has many purposes,...

My question is...SPEECHES  Not rated yet
Q: Can I use cell phone usage for an informational speech?

A: Of course! You can use practically anything for an informal speech. Some of the best ...

Breathing and speech rate  Not rated yet
A: There are certain words I tend to speak fast, especially long words and words ending with the /ed/ and /ss/ sound. Though I am quiet relaxed while ...

What is your opinion on Obama's victory speech?  Not rated yet
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How to sell...  Not rated yet
Q: I need a speech on selling a product of something for my speech class, what are some good examples?

A: A effective speaker can sell just about ...

How To Start a Speech  Not rated yet
Q: How to start a speech?

A: Actually, this question is quite a bit more complicated than a one sentence answer. As we have said before, you must ...

Interesting Speeches  Not rated yet
Q: Can you recommend some speeches that could make the judges laugh and be interested?

A: Good question Tristan. Actually, this is where reading ...

Question?!?  Not rated yet
Q: Is this a good one minute speech on my mom? I have to do it in front of 200 moms and daughters.

Dear Mother Dearest,
Itís been a long haul these ...

Good Topics  Not rated yet
Q: Are there any interesting or good topics for public speaking competition in three minutes?

A: Good question! Almost anything can be a speech ...

How do you get speaking engagements?   Not rated yet
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Things To Do On A Date  Not rated yet
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Obama's Posture  Not rated yet
Q. What is the significance of President Obama's erect posture during his inauguration ceremony, and is there such a thing as Presidential posture/swagger?...

Quick memorizing  Not rated yet
Q: How do I memorize a speech about what I want to be when I grow up in a different language?

A: Well, one of the first rules of successful public ...

My question is...  Not rated yet
Q. Hi, This is Neeraj. I am sick of stammering and stuttering, even say my name. Please help!

A. Neeraj, this is a rather common problem, even for ...

Importance of Public Speaking in Public Administration   Not rated yet
Q. What is the importance of public speaking in my course on Public Administration?

A. Christian, thank you for a very good question! I will give ...

Breathing Technique  Not rated yet
Q: What is the best way to work toward a power projecting voice?

A: A very simplified answer is that before you can speak, you first must learn ...

Dryness of lips and mouth when delivering a speech.  Not rated yet
Q: What can I do to lessen or prevent dryness of lips and mouth during my speech? I look awful every time I deliver my prepared speeches because I keep ...

How to analyze two completely different audiences for the same speech?  Not rated yet
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Reunion Speech  Not rated yet
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How do you fight audience distraction?  Not rated yet
Q. How can you avoid distractions in the listening audience? I know you have to make eye contact, but what if they are talking, texting, messing with ...

Father of the Bride Speech  Not rated yet
Q. My daughter is getting married on September 20, 2008. A rough draft of my speech follows, and I'd appreciate any input as I'm not accustomed to public ...

Does eye contact increase your jitters?  Not rated yet
Q. Some people say that when you make eye contact with people it increases your anxiety. Others have said to pick a point around the room and focus on ...

How to Reduce Hand Trembling  Not rated yet
Q. How can I help to reduce hand trembling when I am nervous?

Hands shaking can put people off your speech - it gives the impression that you are a ...

Monroe's Motivated Sequence: Effectiveness and Use  Not rated yet
Q. How effective is Monroe's Motivated Sequence in public speaking, and do well-known public speakers often use it?

During this campaign season, I'...

Speaking to a Large, Well-informed Audience  Not rated yet
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Developing Public Speaking Authority   Not rated yet
Q. How do you develop genuine authority/expertise when you are an unknown speaker before an audience?

A. Great question, Jennifer! Building credibility ...

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