Charisma Revealed Through its Effects – @PublicWords

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I’ve blogged a number of times about charisma, how it’s not something you’re born with, but rather a learned skill.  And further, that it’s something we all possess naturally as children – that total absorption in an emotion that we then radiate physically with our entire beings.  Charisma is focus, I’ve found, and we can […] Origen: Charisma Revealed Through its Effects – Public Words

Is Storytelling Important? – @PublicWords

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How important is storytelling?  Is it essential in some way to the human endeavor, or is it simply nice to have, a way to chase away the demons sitting around the campfire through all those long years we humans lived as hunter-gatherers before there were sofas and Netflix? A fascinating article by Ed Yong, “The […] Origen: Is Storytelling Important? – Public Words

The Five Ways to an Audience’s Heart – @PublicWords

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The Ancient Greeks and Romans thought hard about the purposes of public speaking.  In fact, one story has it that public speaking began in Greece with the arguments in court by the world’s first lawyers – who were not allowed to take a fee and had to pretend that they were simply the friend of […] Origen: The Five Ways to an Audience’s Heart – Public Words

Seven Lazy Hacks to Improve Your Public Speaking – @PublicWords

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Who among us isn’t always trying to improve our public speaking?  And who among us wouldn’t secretly love to learn that there are some easy tricks that will increase your ratings by audiences everywhere – tricks that require virtually no effort on your part? OK, I’m not calling you lazy, but I am offering these […] Origen: Seven Lazy Hacks to Improve Your Public Speaking – Public Words

Oprah for President? 5 Takeaways from her Golden Globes Acceptance Speech – @PublicWords

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As you’ve probably heard by now, last night Oprah Winfrey (not that she needs the last name; she’s Oprah to us all) gave one of the best acceptance speeches since forever, one that immediately began the calls for her to run for president.  (And readers sending me the link asking me if I’d seen it.)  Here’s […] Origen: Oprah for President? 5 Takeaways from her Golden Globes Acceptance Speech – Public Words

Caring for your Voice – @PublicWords

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One of my pet causes in life – one of the reasons, apparently, that I am required to roam the planet, like the Ghost of Christmas Past, for my allotted time, is to help people with their voices.  Every single day, whether I’m coaching or not, I hear strangled voices, half-present voices, gargled voices, choked […] Origen: Caring for your Voice – Public Words

Estruturar um discurso | Cristina Fernandes

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Antes de proferir publicamente qualquer discurso é necessário, de modo mais ou menos estruturado e de acordo com a personalidade e circunstâncias de cada um, elaborar um plano que incluirá o conjunto de temas a tratar e as necessidades de informação a obter para a respetiva concretização. De facto, discursar de improviso é um talento que poucos possuem e, portanto, só a […] Origen: Estruturar um discurso | Cristina Fernandes