Speaking

Project confidence when you speak

May 1, 2004 Categorized in: Speaking

Boost your persuasive powers by exuding poise when you speak. Use these five tactics:
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.
Writing and memorizing a well-researched presentation guarantees … well-polished boredom. Build flexibility into your delivery to better connect with your audience. Use these four tactics for deviating from your script.
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