Articles Tagged with Public speaking

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A public librarian colleague sent us the link to the excellent article on “How to Introduce an Author,” by Janet Potter, April 30, 2012, from millions dot com:

Excerpt: “The worst author introduction I ever saw is making me cringe, right now, as I remember it. The co-owner of the bookstore started by reading through the store’s upcoming events flier, pausing to extemporize on each event. This took a full 10 minutes. Then she spent 5 minutes talking about ....” [Link to full article.]

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On the countdown to the 2010 Legislative Session, I offer this:

While listening to a particularly interesting Oregon Legislative Committee hearing (yes, they can be interesting), I noticed how wide-ranging the questions from Legislators were. So, I made a list of the types of information that were asked about during this single hearing:

(See also, How To Testify Before a Legislative Committee.)

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Just as there are some lotteries you don’t want to win (e.g. airplane crashes), there are also some cheats who aren’t really cheats – not the bad kind, at least.

Ever wonder how good public speakers seem to talk without notes? While some really can, others have tricks. I love these simple ones – and am sure we can think up others:

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