SPEECH TIPS

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Body language

Body language communicates 55% of the message you send. You can control it....
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Hand gestures

Use hands to gesture what you mean: how many, how big, etc. Not to touch face, play with hair, tap, gesture wildly, fold arms, fiddle.
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Fiddling with a pen

Fiddling with a pen is a no-no at the podium, in a meeting, in a job interview, on TV. A pen in hand is distracting, potentially dangerous.
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On TV

On TV avoid all hand movement, fidgets. Gestures can say more than words and distract from what you are saying.
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Sitting posture

Good sitting posture everywhere: sit back, sit tall, sit like you belong. Great for interviews and before standing up to speak.
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Look confident

Feel confident everyday, everywhere. Root yourself like a tree. Feet less than a foot apart. Great image!
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Facial expression

Make it APPROPRIATE. Your face should FIT your message. If it's funny, upbeat: smile. If it's sad: don't smile.
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Eye contact

One-to-one look into a person's eyes, into their soul. People like it. Makes you appear confident.
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4C's eye contact

Use this 4C's eye contact tip with an audience: Contact- Connect- Communicate- Continue on to someone else. Look 'em right in the eyes!
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Get rid of fillers

To stop sounding stupid, get rid of fillers: "You know" - "Uhhh" - "Like" etc. How? PAUSE instead.