10 Novel public speaking ideas from unexpected sources
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by Maurice Decastro
54m ago
Sometimes the most novel public speaking ideas can be found in the most unexpected places. Some would suggest that everything you need to know to develop your public speaking and presentation skills has already been written about. The internet and book stores are filled with tips, techniques and ideas to become better public speakers. I like to think that there is always something new to learn in any skill and public speaking and presenting is no exception. As an avid reader I have found some of the most novel public speaking ideas in books which are totally unrelated to the topic itself. 10 ..read more
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7 Steps to Tap In To Your Presentation Genius
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by Maurice Decastro
1w ago
Here at Mindful Presenter we believe that everyone has a secret presentation genius inside of them waiting to be unleashed. If you have a fear of public speaking and presenting it’s unlikely that you will share our view at the moment but please stay with me for a while. You may be one of the countless people we help every week who believe that the idea of being a presentation genius is nothing more than a pipe dream. It’s hard to imagine being a presentation genius if you are telling yourself: ‘I can’t do it, I’m a terrible presenter’ ‘I get too scared, I just don’t have the confidence’ ‘I’ll ..read more
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4 Universal elements to capturing hearts and minds when presenting
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by Maurice Decastro
3w ago
The expression ‘capturing the hearts and minds’ is one we are all familiar with. It’s stood the test of time because it’s one of our greatest human needs when connecting with others. Creating an intellectual understanding of something is all well and good but real and lasting change comes with an emotional connection. The idea was presented to us 2500 years ago when the philosopher Aristotle, shared his belief that what determines the connection of hearts and minds is: Ethos, Pathos, Logos Ethos relates to the human appeal to moral principles. Logos refers to logic and reason. Pathos relates ..read more
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How your presentation content can help or hinder your confidence
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by Maurice Decastro
1M ago
  Some speakers focus a great deal more on their delivery than they do their presentation content. That’s understandable of course because we all know that if our delivery is poor it’s likely that our message will be ignored or disregarded. That said, we also know that even the most confident and charismatic speaker will lose their audience if their presentation content isn’t rich, relevant and compelling. The delivery is crucial but so too is our presentation content It would be very unwise to separate one from the other. Thinking that it doesn’t matter how impactful our presentation co ..read more
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5 Keys to Accessing Your True Mindful Presenter
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by Maurice Decastro
1M ago
If you find yourself continuing to present your ideas at work in way that doesn’t serve you or your audience as well as you’d both like, it’s likely that you just haven’t accessed your true mindful presenter yet. We all have one Do you know what it looks and sounds like? The true mindful presenter: – Stands tall, grounded and proud – Smiles – Speaks with open gestures – Is vocally expressive – Makes good eye contact – Speaks slowly and clearly – Pauses and breathes – Tells stories – Paints pictures – Owns the space – Is open, honest and real – Leads each time they speak – Makes people feel so ..read more
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21 presentation tips from 7 of my favourite public speaking books
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by Maurice Decastro
2M ago
Having written hundreds of helpful articles on public speaking and presenting myself, I thought I’d share some very powerful presentation tips from a few of my favourite public speaking books. As a public speaking coach I am always on the look out for presentation tips to help our clients. Every year, as well as attending a great number of conferences and seminars I always have a voracious appetite for reading. “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”  Eric Hoffer Today is  ti ..read more
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5 CHRISTMAS TIPS FROM MINDFUL PRESENTER
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by Maurice Decastro
2M ago
May all that is beautiful, meaningful and brings you joy be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year! Very best wishes, Maurice & the Mindful Presenter Team x   The post 5 CHRISTMAS TIPS FROM MINDFUL PRESENTER appeared first on Mindful Presenter ..read more
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Public speaking wisdom from 10 of my favourite non-public speaking books
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by Maurice Decastro
2M ago
If you’re interested in developing your communication skills, you’ll notice that public speaking wisdom isn’t isolated to the experts and content focused on the topic. Public speaking wisdom is everywhere. Here are 10 examples from some of my favourite non-public speaking books I’ve read this year. ‘A simple way to make a good first impression is to smile’ How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie ‘AT A DINNER party in New York, one of the guests, a woman who had inherited money, was eager to make a pleasing impression on everyone. She had squandered a modest fortune on sables ..read more
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Does your boss keep interrupting your presentation at work?
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by Maurice Decastro
5M ago
Preparing for and delivering an effective presentation at work is a challenge for many people. There are a number of anxieties associated with presenting at work, ranging from: – Inexperience – A lack of confidence – Perfectionism – Past experience – A fear of being judged – Being shy or nervous – Imposter syndrome The list is a long one and regardless of which it is, the very last thing most of us need, is our boss continually interrupting our presentation at work or trying to take over. It’s annoying, frustrating and embarrassing and can completely undermine our confidence. Why do they do i ..read more
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Rishi Sunak’s impressive presentation delivery-what about his content?
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by Maurice Decastro
5M ago
Rishi Sunak’s impressive presentation delivery at the Conservative party conference was a good example of how to speak with confidence and conviction. As far as public speaking and presentation skills are concerned he arguably ticked all of the boxes of an impressive presentation delivery. As the prime minister you would of course expect a high level of command and eloquence when delivering an important speech. The presenter’s challenge The prime minister faced the same challenge during his conference speech that all presenters and speakers face every day. The difference of course i ..read more
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