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How to apply to speak at a TEDx event

By Jennifer Kelly (Intro by Cathy Sobocan) The fabulous Jennifer Kelly of New Initiatives Marketing in Toronto, served for the last two years as chair of TEDxDistilleryWomen in Toronto. After receiving countless requests asking how to get selected to speak at a TEDx event she decided to write this very helpful article. How to apply to speak at a TEDx …

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How to Negotiate

If you’re about to ask your boss for a raise, take part in a bidding war for a house, or work through the terms of a contract;  you are heading into a negotiation. It you take the time to learn how to negotiate, you’ll gain a very useful communication skill. In short a negotiation is a method by which people …

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Breathing and Fear of Public Speaking

It’s very common to experience fear of public speaking. But imagine it as a temporary, manageable, treatable illness. It’s important to understand that fear of public speaking manifests itself in the body as much as it does in the mind. Therefore to combat the fear, it’s important to know about breathing and fear of public speaking. When we experience fear …

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Exercises to Release Voice Tension

 Here are some exercises to release voice tension before your next speaking gig. Have a sigh of relief – one that releases your thoughts and feelings as you make an “AH” sound. Place your hand on your belly and allow breath to fill the space under your hand before you make the sigh. Yawn – This opens up the back …

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PowerPoint Presentation Tips

Have you ever watched someone speak in front of a PowerPoint presentation while standing slumped behind a podium? And while they speak they stare at the Power Point slides the entire time? Of course the slides are important. They can enhance what the speaker is saying. They can be pleasing to look at. Visuals are great, but there are two …

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How to Combat Stage Fright

It’s possible that you might be feeling fear or nervousness ahead of your performance. Those feelings are normal. Here are some tips to help you combat stage fright: You have been chosen to perform because you are unique! No one else can offer what you can offer. Believe that your story or message or performance is more important than your …

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What to wear on camera

The main focus should be the subject – you! So in order for you to shine it’s important to carefully choose what to wear on camera. Your clothing and accessories should enhance your presence rather than detract from it. What to wear on camera – ten simple rules: Avoid wearing white. It reflects light and you’ll look pale. Avoid wearing …

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Public Speaking Tip: It’s all in your feet!

How many bones do we have in our feet? a)    20 b)   12 c)    26 d)   17 Here’s the answer: “There are 26 bones in our feet. That’s 25 percent of the bones in your body! Your feet are the base of support for the rest of your body. Therefore, if out of alignment, can cause improper balance and alignment …

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How to act natural on stage

I recently conducted a workshop in Toronto on how to be fully present with an audience. After going through a series of progressive exercises on the energy of presence, body language and voice, each of the participants had to get up and give a short talk. One of the participants looked down at the ground part way through hers. I …

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TEDx Toronto Speakers

What a blast voice coaching the TEDx Toronto speakers! They worked very hard at the content and delivery of their talks. Some of them had little experience speaking in front of a large crowd yet they took courageous steps to open themselves up and share their message. Others had a lot of speaking experience, but they still took the opportunity to improve on …

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