What Speakers Need to Know About the Brain – Public Words @PublicWords

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Fall is officially here and it’s time to put away the pails, shovels and sunscreen and get back to work.  For speakers, it’s one of the busy seasons, and so your speech and delivery better be in tip-top shape, ready for those jaded audiences and their famously shrunken attention spans.  I’ve had several questions lately […] Origen: What Speakers Need to Know About the Brain – Public Words

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

More Public Speaking Fear – and What to Do About It – @PublicWords

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I’ve been remiss as a blogger not to have talked about one of my favorite fellow toilers in the craft of blogging, writing, and indeed, speechwriting:  David Murray.  David’s writing has a toughness, clarity, and sinewy strength that sets it apart from the rest.  It has a strong POV, and anyone who has worked on […] Origen: More Public Speaking Fear – and What to Do About It – Public Words

The Grateful Speaker – Public Words vía @publicwords

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Public speaking is a privilege.  Especially if you’re lucky enough to be able to pursue it as a full-time occupation, or a significant part of your business, and get paid for it.  The audience offers you the gift of their time – sometimes tempered with a sneak peek at a mobile phone, sure, but still […] Origen: The Grateful Speaker – Public Words

Why You Should Care About Your Face – @PublicWords

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Human interaction begins with the face – in the cradle.  It’s the aspect of our fellow human beings we study the most because it’s where we get the most important emotional cues and signals about what the other person is intending. As infants, we start studying our mamas’ and papas’ faces for cues about life, […] Origen: Why You Should Care About Your Face – Public Words