No More Stagefright = Have Fun Speaking

Written by Dianne Legro

By Dianne Legro Speech and Presentation Coach & President of Speaking Success, Inc.

7 Tips that calm and center you before your presentation:

1. Breathe and stretch before your presentation for at least ten minutes. This refreshes you, gets oxygen flowing to your brain and releasesrepparttar hold your mind has on your body which gives you that "pent up" feeling.

2. Bend your knees slightly and bring your torso over your hips, so that your back is long and loose and your tailbone is pointed towardsrepparttar 107923 floor. Let your shoulders drop. This put you directly aligned over your center of gravity and makes you stronger and calmer.

3. Shake your hands loose. This helps with creativity and mental agility.

4. Rehearse your opening and closing. Slowly go overrepparttar 107924 words you will say so that you are confident.

How Podcasting is Used

Written by S. Housley

Although podcasting is new, it is well on its way to becoming a mainstream communication medium. Podcasting, simply put, is audio files that are delivered via RSS. Many people believe that podcasting is solely forrepparttar distribution of music files, but really, nothing could be further fromrepparttar 107922 truth. This emerging method of audio file distribution has opened an array of marketing and communication opportunities to businesses. Currently, most who are familiar with podcasting are technically savvy, but it is clear that podcasting will be more than a passing fad as many businesses are adopting podcasting and employing it in unusual yet powerful ways. Podcasting can be used for talk shows, tutorials, music demos, educational training, stories, comedy clips, debates or even foreign language tutorials.

While RSS has hadrepparttar 107923 capacity to include audio files for a few years, only recently have entrepreneurs maderepparttar 107924 conceptual leap, taking advantage ofrepparttar 107925 new power held within this communication medium. In reality, podcasters coverrepparttar 107926 gamut; some are professional broadcasters, while others are obvious amateurs.

Podcasts are usually published with associated meta information that includes descriptive data about each specific audio file. This allows listeners to make a determination of which audio items are of interest. If listeners are using a news aggregator that supports podcasting, they will automatically receive updates in their feed reader or news aggregation software when a new podcast exists for a feed that they have subscribed to.

Why is podcasting so beneficial torepparttar 107927 subscriber? Unlike traditional radio, with podcastingrepparttar 107928 subscriber decides what content he/she receives. Podcasting is extremely useful torepparttar 107929 subscriber becauserepparttar 107930 user can easily receive information he/she would like, and listen to it when they want. The material, once downloaded, can be listened to and viewed on wireless handhelds, allowing subscribers to utilize time onrepparttar 107931 road.

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