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For a little insight.. in this talk the goal is to look down on my paper the least amount as possible. Also using occasional gestures here and there is important.

Is there any way to avoid sweating? Will cardio and a hot shower help get the nerves out? On the other side, I've heard warm water can help the voice, instead of cool water. Can't remember how or where I heard that.

Also other than practicing as much as possible... Is there any benefits to recording a practice run and playing a loop as I sleep? Is that just woo woo stuff?

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Have you ever noticed that when some people speak, they just sound boring? For example, I'm volunteering with a fun group, and I really love it, but when some people describe it (People that are motivated and participating alot) they just make it sound extremely boring.

Why do some people speak so boring?

Can't they tell that they just don't get any engagement at all?

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Hey all,

I am fairly new to public speaking and looking to join a meet up to practice/brainstorm ideas with. Where can I find such a group? I've tried a few online searches but surprisingly found very few results. The few I did find have not had a meet up for moths and nothing coming up on their calendars.

If it helps I am in the Seattle, WA area and speaking in the self-development niche.

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Have you ever thought how free the birds are? And how stress-free the pets living in in our homes are? I

know everyone have had that feeling more than once.

But have you wondered WHY birds, animals and household pets seem to have better lives than us?

Good afternoon to all of you! I’m WB and let me open your minds to the ideas of “humans and society”

What does it mean to be human? We Sinhalese say being human is “to have an elevated/ a greater mind”. And this great mind has set us lightyears ahead of the next most intelligent species. We can basically shape this world any way we want.

And yet, how many times have you thought that despite this humongous evolutionary advantage, our lives are not much better than those of animals who roam the wild? We are born and instantly condemned to conform to a system that strips us away of all individuality we have. We are told that there are countless opportunities and still there are thousands of accounts executives who hate every part of their jobs.

Everything humans have ever done, we have done to make things easy for ourselves. Thousands of years of looking for easy ways, we have somehow managed to make life miserable for everyone.

So, What went wrong?

We have built a complex and sophisticated organization called society. A system so complex, it needs billions of people, organizations and things to operate smoothly.

Society facilitates the civilized nature of humans and it provides us security, certainty and prosperity while animals, as free as they are, live in fear, uncertainty and a constant violent struggle to survive.

But society comes at the cost of individual freedom. No individual can get themselves out of the system. There’s no way. Only way is if the whole system collapses. All 7 billion people and countless other things.

But we can’t afford absolute anarchy in the name of freedom. So, is there no viable solution to this? Not in the short run.

But,

We, being human, being as capable as we are, we can evolve our society into somewhere it is easy to live instead of a machine of constant oppression.

We just have to change our idea of utopia from material possession, to social evolution.

Thank you!

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