Get Speaking

Written by Robert F. Abbott

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Personally, my big challenge was eye contact. With a background in radio, I had lots of experience with speaking to others, speaking to literally thousands of people at a time. But, put me in a room with a dozen people looking back and I felt that gut-wrenching chill that novice speakers know so well. After a few speeches, though, I was over it. I had enough knowledge ofrepparttar mechanics of speaking to get over my fear.

That takes us torepparttar 140352 matter of practice. The only way you’ll learn to use your newfound knowledge is through practice - standing in front of an audience and using what you’ve learned.

The elements only become natural and automatic through practice. And here’s a bonus: you also become increasingly familiar with what happens inrepparttar 140353 audience as you speak. That allows you to adjust your content or presentation onrepparttar 140354 fly, to getrepparttar 140355 results you want.

For me,repparttar 140356 path to enjoyable public speaking - and I now love it - came through Toastmasters. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a non-profit organization, made up of local clubs, where aspiring speakers learn from each other. I strongly recommend it. And, hey! If you go on to do a comedy act in front of a crowd one day, maybe I’ll be cheering for you.

In summary, don’t think of public speaking as one big leap; think instead of learning a series of elements one by one, and increasing your proficiency with them through practice.

Robert F. Abbott writes and publishes Abbott’s Communication Letter. Learn how you can use communication to help achieve your goals, by reading articles or subscribing to this ad-supported newsletter. An excellent resource for leaders and managers, at:

A Way To Banish Shallow Breathing And Boost Self Esteem!

Written by Tim Webb

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If you feel you often need a better posture just tryrepparttar following next time you are out walking and see how it positively changes your feelings of optimism and allows deeper breathing.

1. While walking put your chin up away from your chest.

2. Look towardsrepparttar 140341 horizon and make each step you take meaningful. Push strongly off with your feet as you walk.

3. You have now eliminated hunching and opened up your airways more fully. This is key to improving energy, strength, and feeling better!

4. Feel yourself breathing and note whether it is still shallow. If so, consciously make your breaths deeper withrepparttar 140342 inhalation moving towards your belly button.

5. Do not force or holdrepparttar 140343 breath. Just focus on combining a better posture with deeper more energising breathing.

Having done this you should feel much better! Following these simple steps will mean you are simultaneously boosting self-esteem and creating better health through your breath.

Follow these simple protocolsrepparttar 140344 next time you are out and you will quickly come to understandrepparttar 140345 saying “You can never feel down when you are looking up!”

© Tim Webb 2005

Tim Webb is a fitness instructor, Ju Jutsu instructor and competitor. He specialises in easily accessible deep breathing exercises that combine breath and mind together. His site offers a product that provides deep breathing exercises for invigorating yourself, relaxing, and highlights how your breath can be tied in with your goals to move you towards them in record time!

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